Hurricane FAQ

Frequently asked questions about hurricanes and tropical storms.

  • When is Hurricane season? In the Atlantic, June 1 through November 30th. In the Pacific May 15th through November 30th.
  • When are storms most likely to occur? Generally in the months of August, September and October, however there have been tropical and sub-tropical storms in every month. See our Hurricane records page for more information.
  • What is a hurricane? See this page for more information.
  • A Category 6 Hurricane? See Our take on a Category 6 Hurricane
  • Hurricane & Tropical Storm

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    NHC Atlantic

    Active tropical cyclones in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico

    Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook-
    ABNT20 KNHC 182307

    Tropical Weather Outlook
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
    800 PM EDT Thu Jul 18 2019

    For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

    Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

    Forecaster Blake

    There are no tropical cyclones at this time.-No tropical cyclones as of Fri, 19 Jul 2019 02:21:44 GMT
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