What are “Cape Verde” hurricanes?

Cape Verde-type hurricanes are in the Atlantic and develop into tropical storms fairly close to the Cape Verde Islands, and then become hurricanes before reaching the Caribbean.  Typically, they occur in August and September.

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1. What is a tropical disturbance, tropical depression, tropical storm?
2. Should I tape my windows when a hurricane threatens?
3. What should I do during a hurricane watch vs a hurricane warning?
4. What do some of the words and acronyms mean when talking about hurricanes?
5. What is wind shear?
6. What are “Cape Verde” hurricanes?
7. Do I need to open my windows when a hurricane approaches?
8. Why are hurricanes named?
9. Does El Nino affect hurricanes?