Tropical storms originating in the Atlantic Ocean are called hurricanes while the same storms originating in the Pacific are called typhoons. Both storms are associated with winds that move in a circular vortex pattern. ... More »

Hurricanes most often hit in the western Pacific Ocean, with other storms forming in the Atlantic Ocean, the eastern Pacific Ocean, the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean. In the United States, hurricanes from the Atlant... More »

Hurricanes, typhoons and tropical cyclones all refer to storms in which the winds reach more than 74 miles per hour. The difference in the names refers to the location where the storm originates. A hurricane is confined ... More »

Hurricanes are made when tropical storms form over sections of the ocean with warm, moist air and enough wind to begin a spiral. The primary cause is the latent heat from water evaporating off the surface of the ocean, w... More »

Hurricanes are massive storms made out of an organized series of thunderstorms that form over the ocean. Typhoons are the same as hurricanes, except they occur in a different part of the world. Tornadoes are smaller stor... More »

Hurricanes are extremely powerful storms that form above ocean water and can cause devastating damage in coastal areas as a result of powerful winds, heavy rains, high waves and water levels. In meteorological terms, hur... More »

Most of the hurricanes that affect the United States form in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa and travel west towards America. A smaller number come together in the Caribbean or Gulf of Mexico and move north. More »