Atlantic Ocean Hurricanes

El Nino and Bermuda High

El Nino

El Nino cause different wind patterns the vertical wind shear increases over the Caribbean and Atlantic ocean , that prevents storms and hurricanes in the pacific , and wind patterns are altered in such a way that causes more storms in the atlantic that move up into the gulf of the Mexico and the east coast of the USA. Causing tropical storms and hurricanes in the atlantic waters

Bermuda High

a high pressured area that is usually centered in the vivacity of the Bermuda during the spring and summer it is responsible for the heat waves in the eastern part of the country. The Bermuda High effects the atlantic ocean hurricanes by steering tropical cyclones towards the west and northwest. If the High is more out into the atlantic the the cyclones will curve out to sea. If the high is further out west, then theres a good chance of the cyclones impact the east and gulf coast of the USA
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Hurricane Formation

  • Must have warm water
  • Forms west or south of the equator
  • low pressure cells move in
  • warm air rises and spirals due to the corrilois effect

  1. Hurricanes begin as tropical storms over the warm moist waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans near the equator. Hurricanes are called typhoons. As the moisture evaporates it rises until enormous amounts of heated moist air are twisted high in the atmosphere.