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What Causes Hurricanes to Form in South Beach?

8/9/2022 (Permalink)

A storm over the ocean is shown. We respond to commercial storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Miami-Dade County.

Our team in Miami Beach restores storm damage every year in South Beach. During the Atlantic Hurricane Season, tropical storms and hurricanes can occur anytime when the right conditions are present.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s website has helpful information about hurricanes and why they form:

  • Hurricanes are powerhouse weather events that suck heat from tropical waters to fuel their fury. These violent storms form over the ocean, often beginning as a tropical wave—a low-pressure area that moves through the moisture-rich tropics, possibly enhancing shower and thunderstorm activity.

Whipping up a hurricane calls for a number of ingredients readily available in tropical areas:

  • A pre-existing weather disturbance: A hurricane often starts out as a tropical wave
  • Warm water: Water at least 7 degrees Fahrenheitover a depth of 164 feet powers the storm
  • Thunderstorm activity: Thunderstorms turn ocean heat into hurricane fuel
  • Low wind shear: A large difference in wind speed and direction around or near the storm can weaken it

Mix it all together, and you’ve got a hurricane—maybe. Even when all these factors come together, a hurricane doesn’t always develop.

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