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 Hurricane? In January? You Can Thank El Niño
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January 12th, 2016
Hurricane Pali is the earliest ever recorded hurricane in the Central Pacific, a rare winter tropical cyclone that benefited from a strong El Niño.
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NASA Satellite Spies Hurricane Joaquin Replacing an Eye
Hurricane Joaquin - Oct. 1, 2015
October 2nd, 2015
Hurricane Joaquin, a Category 4 storm that is currently battering the central Bahamas, appears to be replacing its eye, according to weather forecasters.
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Ahoy, Mateys! Downed Ships Reveal Hurricane History
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March 11th, 2016
Tree-ring data from downed shipwrecks in the Caribbean have revealed a historical low in hurricane activity caused by reduced sunspot activity.
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How El Niño Made the Pacific a Hurricane Hotbed in 2015
Hurricane Season 2015
December 10th, 2015
A record-breaking number of furious storms rocked the Pacific Ocean during the 2015 hurricane season, while the Atlantic Ocean stayed relatively quiet, likely because of El Niño, new research shows.
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With Hurricane Joaquin, the Only Prediction Is Uncertainty
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October 1st, 2015
Forecasters are split on how badly Hurricane Joaquin will batter the East Coast, largely because it is surrounded by other weather patterns that are unpredictable.
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10 Years After Hurricane Katrina: Have Weather Forecasts Improved?
hurricane katrina
August 29th, 2015
Though meteorologists knew Hurricane Katrina would slam New Orleans with levee-toppling intensity, today's weather forecasters are even better equipped to give notice of a storm's coming havoc.
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Hurricane Patricia: How Big Can Tropical Cyclones Get?
Hurricane Patricia
October 23rd, 2015
Hurricane Patricia is currently churning in the eastern Pacific Ocean, and weather forecasters are calling it the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere. How big can tropical cyclones get?
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Why Record-Breaking Hurricane Trio Swirls Above the Pacific
Three Category-4 storms (Kilo, Ignacio, and Jimena) are swirling in the Pacific Ocean, the first time this has happened in recorded history.
September 2nd, 2015
Hurricanes Kilo, Ignacio and Jimena are seen near Hawaii in two new satellite views of these record-breaking storms. Here's why the hurricane trio is so rare.
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