- from Hurricanes
No two hurricanes are alike. Some move in a straight line, others curve and turn, and 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 differed enormously. Hurricanes usually weaken quickly as they hit land—but Hugo took a long time to die down. This monster storm was still going strong, even 175 miles from the ocean, and it had an eye that was 30 miles across! Let’s step back to September 10, 1989.