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NOAA - Hurricane Prevailing Tracks for Month of September

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NOAA - America's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - now has sophisticated tools for predicting, and tracking, hurricanes.  These tools did not exist for the U.S. Weather Bureau during September of 1900.

This graph - which depicts the likely course of hurricanes which develop during the month of September - reflects the warm waters of the Atlantic (which fuel such storms). 

When weather disturbances develop off the coast of Africa - particularly near the Cape Verde Islands - an evolving tropical storm can travel long distances, growing ever-more intense as it travels over the ocean's warm water.

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Image online, courtesy NOAA.  For a more detailed explanation of this graphic - and a comparison to other months during hurricane season - see NOAA's "Hurricane Climatology."

 

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