Deep Thoughts: How Hurricanes Form

We’re in the heart of the Atlantic hurricane season now, meaning we’re constantly scanning the Atlantic basin for developing tropical depression and tropical storms that could become the next impactful hurricane.

But, how is it that these tropical storms form — and why do some intensify into hurricanes while others do not?

It all begins with warm, ocean waters. These warm waters are the fuel tropical storms use to form and intensify. As the warm ocean air, laden with tropical moisture, rises it will cool and condense into clouds and forming showers and storms. If undeterred, this air will continue

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