Atlantic Hurricane Season
by Ava Lamberth
How do hurricanes form in the Atlantic?
What is the Bermuda High?
The Bermuda High is an area of high pressure that sits over the Atlantic. This high pressure system acts as a "steering mechanism" that guides the hurricanes to where it will eventually end up. However, the direction of the hurricane depends on the size and location of this system. A normal Bermuda High often steers to hurricanes up and to the east. During 2004 and 2005, the Bermuda High moved to the southwest, which steered many hurricanes into the Gulf of Mexico instead of the east coast. Also, the Bermuda High can affect the intensity and size of the hurricane.