2015 HURRICANE SEASON

 

When is Hurricane Season?
June 1 - November 30

Hurricane Tracking Map

Hurricane Tracking Map
from FloridaDisaster.org

What Is A Hurricane?
A hurricane is a tropical cyclone, which generally forms in the tropics and is accompanied
by thunderstorms and a counterclockwise circulation of winds.

Tropical cyclones are classified as follows:

Tropical Depression
An organized system of clouds and thunderstorms with a defined surface
circulation and maximum sustained
winds of 38 mph or less

Tropical Storm
An organized system of strong thunderstorms with a defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds of 39-73 mph

Hurricane
An intense tropical weather system of strong thunderstorms with a well-defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds
of 74 mph or higher

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