- from Hurricanes
No two hurricanes are alike. Some move in a straight line. Others curve and turn. Some even make loops.
Air current and air pressure affect the paths that storms take. In some ways, Hurricane Hugo was like other hurricanes, but in other ways it was a lot different. Hurricanes usually weaken fast as they hit land—but Hugo took its time. This monster storm was still going strong, even 175 miles from the ocean. Hugo’s eye was 30 miles across! Let’s step back to September 10, 1989.