Jul 142010

The following verse provides a way to remember how likely hurricanes are in different months of the year. It applies specifically to Atlantic (Gulf of Mexico) and Caribbean hurricanes.

June, too soon
July, stand by
August, come it must
September, remember
October, all over.

This verse matches the historical records of Atlantic and Caribbean hurricanes fairly closely. Even so, to keep everyone on their toes, hurricanes sometimes, very occasionally, develop in other months of the year.

Previous hurricane-related posts:

Hurricane Alex, 30 June – 1 July 2010

Hurricanes and other climatological phenomena are analyzed in chapters 4 and 7 of Geo-Mexico: the geography and dynamics of modern Mexico. Buy your copy today, so you have a handy reference guide available whenever you need it.

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