The Other Hurricane Season

Each year there are, on average, about 6 hurricanes in the North Atlantic, 8 in the Eastern North Pacific and 17 Typhoons in the western North Pacific. Few people (outside of Mariners) realize that there is another season of hurricane winds that occur each year over both the Atlantic and the Pacific that runs from September to May. These storms are not tracking through the tropics, however, but instead are associated with the extratropical cyclones of the higher latitudes.

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