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2017 hurricane names

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 2017, and will end on November 30, 2017.

Hurricane category

In the Atlantic, hurricane intensity is often classified based on maximum surface wind speed using the five categories of the Saffir-Simpson…

Hurricane life cycle

Most hurricanes follow a similar cycle of development, called a hurricane life cycle.

Watches and Warnings

A Watch lets you know that weather conditions are favorable for a hazard to occur. It literally means “be on guard!” During a weather watch,…