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Happy Hurricane Day: September 10

Editor's note: This story is from the Cruise Critic Archives. Content was up to date at time of publication.

September is the month often described as the height of "Cape Verde Season," and the 10th is the peak of hurricane season as a whole. This isn't simply an approximation: Statistically, over the past 100 years, a very clear pattern analyzing number of storms at any given day of the season, and plotting them on a graph, shows September 10 as the "busiest" day of the year. Take a look at that graph, as plotted by the National Hurricane Center:

Chart appears courtesy of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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