A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone or severe tropical storm that forms in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and in the eastern Pacific Ocean. A typical cyclone is accompanied by thunderstorms, and in the Northern Hemisphere, a counterclockwise circulation of winds near the earth’s surface. Source: FEMA
Three major hurricanes have struck as far north as Massachusetts—Edna (1954), The 1938 Long Island Express, and Storm 6 in 1869. The latest in the season that a major hurricane has ever hit the United States was October 25, 1921 (the “Great Tampa Hurricane”) with Wilma on October 24, 2005 being the second-latest. Source: Deadliest, Costliest, and Most Intense United States Tropical Cyclones from 1851 to 2012.