Friday, June 29, 2018 - 1:33pm
150 years of tropical cyclone tracks through 2006.

While the Atlantic basin remains quiet, the eastern Pacific basin is already up to the the "E" storm, Emilia, and another potentially developing storm right on its heels. As I poked around this morning looking at the latest models and satellite imagery, I decided that it was time to dedicate my Forbes space to another meteorological "101"  session. This time I want to address a question that I often receive as an atmospheric sciences professor and meteorologist. Why don't hurricanes, typhoons, or cyclones form near the equator?

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