Hurricane Season Starts to Pick Up

The month of August is when the threat for severe weather in the Midwest slowly begins to decrease, but it is also when the threat for tropical storm formation really starts to ramp up. 1August 1st marks the point at which the number of cyclones on average per month increases drastically straight into September and October. Why is the peak so late when it has already been warm for months? The answer is simple, it takes large bodies of water, such as the Atlantic Ocean, a long time to warm. Around August into September is when the water temperatures begin to peak, and hurricanes need very warm water to form and sustain themselves. All is quiet well off into the Atlantic.. for now, but we will be keeping a close eye out there in the weeks to come. -Greg 2

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This post was written by qni_it on August 2, 2013

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