Tropical Storm & Hurricane Climatology

9:39 PM, May 4, 2012   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC--The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 30th. Some seasons are more active than others. Hurricane climatology which looks at tropical activity over a long period of time shows a marked peak in activity in the month of September with a decrease near the end of the season.

This increase in activity is directly related to improving conditions for development in the tropical Atlantic with time.

Sea surface temperatures get warmer over the summer and are ripe for providing heat energy for development and strengthen of tropical systems.

Stronger upper-level winds or wind shear throughout the year tends to relax. This keeps the developing tropical system from being ripped apart.

If you have any questions about hurricanes or weather in general you can email the WFMY News 2 Weather Team at


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