|The image above displays the tracks of all Atlantic hurricanes which formed between 1851 and 2005. The dots show |
the locations of the storms at 6-hour intervals and uses the color scheme from the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale.
See the Wikimedia Commons image link for more details about the map.
With the East Coast bracing for Hurricane Sandy, or Frankenstorm as it's been dubbed already, I did a little research about the Atlantic hurricane season. I was curious about just how long the season lasts and found that generally it runs from June 1 through November 30, with September being the most active month. NOAA has compiled a list of all Atlantic hurricanes which occurred between 1851 and 2007, which confirms the seasonal nature of these storms. The National Hurricane Center website provides more interesting information and data archives on hurricanes, plus of course, the most up-to-date status of current storms. Well, here's hoping Sandy won't be the worst Halloween trick Mother Nature might play on us!