Hurricanes

Find out everything there is to know about hurricanes and stay updated on the latest news with the comprehensive articles, interactive features and pictures of hurricanes at LiveScience.com. Learn more about these natural disasters as scientists continue to make amazing discoveries about hurricanes.
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A Better Way to Forecast Hurricanes (Podcast)
Hurricane Ike in 2008
June 10th, 2015
How many hurricanes will the United States really get this year?
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1st Atlantic Storm of Season Threatens Carolinas
Subtropical Storm Ana
May 8th, 2015
Subtropical Storm Ana threatens the Carolinas a month before the official June 1 start of the Atlantic hurricane season.
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NASA Satellite Captures Amazing 3D Videos of Rain, Snow
Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite
February 27th, 2015
Mesmerizing and swirling animations of rain and snow dance across a map of the Earth, shown in a video released yesterday (Feb. 26) by NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission.
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Observation Technique Improvements Reduce Hurricane Fatalities
June 2nd, 2015
Not so long ago, hurricanes used to make landfall essentially without warning. But over the past century or so, new observation technologies have allowed us to track these storms more effectively and thus make better predictions – and save lives.
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US in Longest 'Hurricane Drought' in Recorded History
Hurricane Wilma, 2005, us hurricane lull
May 4th, 2015
In a stroke of luck, no major hurricanes rated Category 3 or higher have struck U.S. soil during the past nine years, a new study finds.
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Lightning Electrifies Cyclone's Eye in Dramatic Space Photo
The gleaming eye of Cyclone Bansi.
January 29th, 2015
Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti captured a jaw-dropping photo of Cyclone Bansi from the International Space Station.
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2 Years On: Sandy Inspires Storm of Climate Research
As Hurricane Sandy churned up the coast, it sent waves crashing ashore near the Verrazano Bridge in Brooklyn, N.Y.
October 29th, 2014
The frankenstorm has spurred an unprecedented amount of research to tackle the questions about the role climate change may have played in worsening the storm, how global warming might affect similar storms, and why Sandy caused so much damage.
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Hurricane Forecasts: Quiet in Atlantic, Busy in Pacific
Tropical Storm Ana
May 27th, 2015
Forecasters are calling for another quiet hurricane season in the Atlantic this summer.
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Hurricanes of Terror: Why 2 Names Were Dropped from Storm List
Hurricane Odile
April 21st, 2015
Two terrifying hurricane names, Isis and Odile, were dropped from the Pacific storm list for 2016.
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'Nature's Fury': NYC Exhibit Explores Science of Natural Disasters
Erupting volcano
November 13th, 2014
From the eruption that buried Pompeii in A.D. 79 to the superstorm that shut down New York City in 2012, natural disasters are an unavoidable part of life on Earth. Once thought to be the wrath of the gods, these formidable events now have widely accepted
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