Miami Is A Hurricane City

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Miami, Florida holds the nickname Hurricane City, because of the mass amount of hurricanes that have passed through this oceanic city. According to Climate Center, since 1871, Miami has had 71 hurricanes pass within a 60-mile radius of the heart of the city. Another fact stated by Climate Center is every 5 to 7 years, Miami has a hurricane pass within 50 miles of the city.

As stated by Scientific America, hurricanes form both in the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean, however, only in the Atlantic Ocean do hurricanes reach shore. The reason being for this phenomenon is due to the ocean temperature and the wind/water patterns.

Water temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean reach upwards of 80 degrees Fahrenheit and beyond; water temperatures in the Pacific
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