Hurricane season in the Bahamas officially begins on June 1st each year and runs to November 30th. According to the Embassy of the United States, the peak season usually occurs in August, September and early October.
The islands that make up the Bahamas are located southeast of Florida, in the Caribbean Sea, and are frequented by tourists who travel there by air and cruise ship. Despite the increased risk of major storms, cruise ships continue traveling to the area, even during the peak hurricane season. According to About.com, the chances of the Bahamas being hit by a hurricane are about 20 percent each year.Learn More
The National Weather Service describes a cold wave as a rapid drop in temperature over a 24-hour period that necessitates some type of protective action. Impacts of cold waves can apply to commercial, agricultural and social activities.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the windiest cities in the United States are Amarillo, Texas, with average wind speeds of 13.6 mph, Rochester, Minn., at 12.6 mph, Lubbock, Texas, at 12.4 mph and Boston, Mass., at 12.3 mph. Wichita, Kan., Fargo, N.Dak. and Oklahoma City, Okla., are tied at 12.2 mph. Corpus Christi, Texas comes in at 12 mph, Abilene, Texas, at 11.9 mph and Buffalo, N.Y. at 11.8 mph.Full Answer >
The Earth experiences seasons because its axis is tilted, and as it rotates, sometimes a region is tilted towards the sun. In the northern hemisphere, when the Earth is closest to the sun, the region will experience winter, and when it is furthest away, it will experience summer.Full Answer >
In order for snow to form, the atmospheric temperature must be 32 degrees Fahrenheit or below. If the temperature increases too much as the snow falls, it turns into sleet or rain. As long as the ground temperature is at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or below, the snow should eventually stick.Full Answer >