Today “marks the beginning of the peak of the hurricane season in the Gulf of Mexico” — “Tropical weather activity generally does not subside until late October”


The Peak Of The Hurricane Season Is Here, Cattle Network, September 9, 2010:

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[T]his week marks the beginning of the peak of the hurricane season in the Gulf of Mexico. ...

Although tropical storms can occur in the Gulf of Mexico as early as May, hurricanes occur relatively infrequently in the Gulf during the months of June and July (see Figure 1). The number of hurricanes and tropical storms typically peaks in September. During 56 out of the last 100 years, at least one tropical storm or hurricane has passed through the Gulf of Mexico at some point between September 10th and 25th. Tropical weather activity generally does not subside until late October.

Read the report here.

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