By Braeden De La Garza

How do Hurricanes form in the Atlantic?

Hurricanes form in the Atlantic when warm waters cause a tropical depression to gain strength. once the tropical depression becomes strong enough, it moves towards the East Coast/Gulf of Mexico and gains speed.

Bermuda High, El Nino, and Water Temperature

  • A Bermuda High is an area of high pressure located over Bermuda that occurs in the Summer and Fall. It helps steer Hurricanes towards the Coast and The Gulf.
  • An El Nino is an irregular occurrence of extreme climate change, resulting in warm, nutrient deficient water. This warm water plays a part in strengthening a hurricane.
  • Water Temperature is what the temperature of water is. This comes into play because hurricanes are dependent on warmer water.