• Hurricanes that hit the US East Coast and Caribbean islands tend to follow a similar course.
  • That’s because most come from the same place in the world.
  • There’s a point off the coast of West Africa near Cape Verde where dry, hot air from the Sahara desert meets with the cool, moist air from the south.
  • These powerful winds are known as the African Easterly Jet.
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EDITOR’S NOTE: This video was originally published on September 8, 2017.