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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Pacific Storm Julio Unleashes Powerful 'Dark Lightning' Flash
Hurrianes Iselle and Julio on Aug. 6
August 8th, 2014
Before the Hawaii-bound storm Julio strengthened into a hurricane, a NASA satellite spotted a high-energy flash of "dark lightning" coming from the swirling clouds.
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Tropical Storm Arthur's Threat Seen From Space (Photo)
Tropical Storm Arthur Seen From Space
July 2nd, 2014
Tropical Storm Arthur appears menacing as it bears down on the coast of Florida, in this photo captured today (July 2) by astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
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Human Behavior, Not Hurricane Names, Dictates Danger (Op-Ed)
Hurricane Amanda in Eastern Pacific
June 6th, 2014
Is a hurricane's name really the best way to predict its danger?
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Back from the Dead, Pacific Hurricane Becomes Super Typhoon
Four Pacific tropical storms
August 7th, 2014
Thanks to this year's El Niño conditions in the Pacific Ocean, Hurricane Genevieve was reborn as it trundled west, exploding to super typhoon strength in just two days.
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Hurricane Survival Guide: What You Need to Know
Hurricane Isabel
June 27th, 2014
Do you know what to do if a storm hits this hurricane season?
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Ocean Heats Up for Hurricane Season (Photo)
hurricane map of sea surface temperatures
June 4th, 2014
A new map of sea surface temperatures shows the ocean-heat engine that drives the formation of hurricanes, typhoons and tropical cyclones. Forecasters are predicting a relatively quiet 2014 Atlantic hurricane season.
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NASA 'Bisects' Tropical Storm Amanda (Photo)
Hurricane Amanda in Eastern Pacific
May 29th, 2014
A satellite view of Hurricane Amanda from May 25, 2014, shows the storm's profile. NASA's CloudSat satellite flew over the storm's east side and captured an image of the storm's clouds and precipitation.
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2 Hurricanes Threaten US This Week
Hurricane Iselle
August 4th, 2014
Two hurricanes threaten the United States this week. One is expected to completely miss the U.S. Atlantic Coast, however, while the other will weaken as it heads toward Hawaii.
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Wild Hurricane Facts You Need To Know
hurricanes, East coast winds, storms
June 13th, 2014
How much do you know about hurricanes and hurricane season?
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Gender Bias May Make Female Hurricanes Deadlier
Hurricane Isabel
June 2nd, 2014
A controversial new study suggests gender bias can shape how people respond to hurricane names.
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