Archives: Hurricanes

Blog posts and educational content on hurricanes.

Hurricanes, Tropical Storms, and Tropical Depressions

TWSE Explains

Mother Nature can be both awe-inspiring and terrifying. Among her most powerful and destructive forces are tropical cyclones, which manifest in various forms – from tropical depressions to devastating hurricanes. This blog will explore the differences between hurricanes, tropical storms, and tropical depressions to help you better understand these weather ... Continue reading

What is a Hurricane Watch?

TWSE Explains

Hurricanes are among the most powerful and destructive natural disasters in coastal regions and island communities. These massive tropical storms are characterized by intense winds, torrential rainfall, and potentially devastating storm surges. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) issues a hurricane watch when hurricane conditions are possible within a specified area, ... Continue reading

What is a Tropical Storm Watch?

TWSE Explains

Coastal regions are no strangers to tropical storms, which, although not as powerful as hurricanes, can still pose significant risks to communities. Tropical storms can bring about heavy rainfall, strong winds, and storm surges, leading to considerable damage. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) issues a tropical storm watch when there’s ... Continue reading

The Average Atlantic Hurricane Season is More Active Than Ever

Ed Oswald

If you thought the average Atlantic hurricane season these days seems a bit worse than years past, you might be right.

When is Hurricane Season Where You Live?

TWSE Explains

The National Hurricane Center says the Atlantic hurricane season officially begins on June 1 and runs through November 30. However, in reality, hurricanes can happen anytime from early May to late December.

What is a Hurricane Local Statement?

TWSE Explains

A hurricane local statement is an emergency message that provides critical information about a hurricane. Your local National Weather Service forecast office issues this product, including information about the storm's location, intensity, and expected impacts.

When is Hurricane Season in Florida?

TWSE Explains

You already know that hurricane season can be a big deal if you live in Florida, as it more tropical storms and hurricanes affect the state than any location in the US. But when is hurricane season in Florida, and when does it end?