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Weather Facts: Peak hurricane season

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The last few weeks have been quiet in the tropics. Zack takes a look at the prime months for hurricanes and when do they most likely strike Texas.

The hurricane season goes from June to November but 93% of the major hurricanes develop from August to October.

In June, the prime spot for development is in the gulf and most of the systems don't have time to develop into a monster hurricane before hitting the Gulf Coast.

The activity shifts eastward as we slide into the heart of the summer.

The hurricane frequency increases by mid to late summer because the waters warm up and upper level winds weaken.

Most of the hurricanes that have hit Texas since 1851 have occurred in August or September.

Late in the summer and into early fall, the hurricanes get their start way out in the Atlantic basin so they have a better chance of developing into a powerful hurricane before heading for the U.S.

If you have a weather question feel free to email Zack at

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