Tropical Storms Season Commences

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Pathway of Hurricane Rita 2005

The beginning of July 2014 marked the commencement of the hurricane cycle in the North Atlantic Ocean with Hurricane Arthur slamming in to North Carolina. Shortly after, weather activity intensified in the Pacific Ocean where Typhoon Neoguri hit Japan.

Every ocean on our planet undergoes a timed cycle within every year where they experience a great frequency of tropical storms. Tropical depressions transformed in to tropical storms have different names in different oceans. All tropical storms are accompanied by torrential rain, thunderstorms and strong winds exceeding 119km/h.

North Atlantic: Hurricanes
The Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea are also subject to Hurricanes.
Cycle: May to November with the highest peak in August and September

 

The North Atlantic’s worst hurricanes

Magnitude: Hurricane Allen was a category 5 hurricane that reached a wind speed of 305 km/h (190mph) and maintained its strength for 72 hours. It was considered to be as one of the most powerful hurricanes that struck the Carribean, Nort and Eastern Mexico then Southern Texas.

Fatalities: The storm surging of Lake Okeechobee was the main cause of deaths during Hurricane Katrina’s torment in Louisiana. The disastrous hurricane resulted in the most recorded death, 1200 fatalities.

Damage: The Great Miami Hurricane in 1926 posed as the most destructive Hurricane with a loss of +$100 billion in damages.

Click on the following for a descriptive reading of the buildup of the Great Miami Hurricane

The following link shows the top 10 disastrous Hurricanes
http://www.esri.com/services/disaster-response/hurricanes/top-ten-hurricanes

Indian Ocean: Cyclones
The Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea are also subject to Cyclones.
Cycle: April to June and September to November

The Indian Ocean’s worst Cyclone
Cyclone Phailin

Affected over half a million inhabitants in India

http://theconversation.com/super-cyclonic-storm-phailin-the-strongest-cyclone-ever-in-the-north-indian-ocean-basin-19128

Pacific Ocean: Typhoons
Cycle: November to April

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The trails of past typhoons from 1970 to 2005

The Pacific Ocean’s worst Typhoon
Typhoon Haiyan

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/08/typhoon-haiyan-biggest-storms

REFERENCES
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Allen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1926_Miami_hurricane
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_katrina
http://www.wmo.int/pages/mediacentre/factsheet/tropicalcyclones.html

 

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