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Breaking it Down with Brittney - Hurricane Climatology

Hurricane Frequency and Intensity Explainer
Posted at 7:45 AM, Aug 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-19 08:45:49-04

HURRICANE CLIMATOLOGY: While tropical depression Fred is dissipating, it's still controlling our weather here in northeast Wisconsin.

Post-Tropical Storm Fred moves into the East Coast (August 19, 2021) and halts weather patterns across the country.

Meanwhile, Grace has intensified and turned into a Category 1 hurricane this morning and is slamming into the Yucatan Peninsula.

Category 1 Hurricane Grace (August 19, 2021)

Meteorologist Brittney Merlot gives us the scoop on hurricane climatology and frequency over the years, upcoming storm names and explains the difference between a Cat 1 & Cat 2 storm damage potential in the video above.

The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June through November, with it's peak in September.