Atlantic Summary for September 2013
Monthly Summary

000 ABNT30 KNHC 011150 TWSAT MONTHLY TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 800 AM EDT SUN SEP 01 2013 FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO... TROPICAL CYCLONE ACTIVITY IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC BASIN IN AUGUST WAS BELOW AVERAGE...WITH ONLY TWO TROPICAL STORMS FORMING. BASED ON A 30-YEAR (1981-2010) CLIMATOLOGY...THREE OR FOUR NAMED STORMS FORM ON AVERAGE IN THE ATLANTIC BASIN IN AUGUST...WITH ONE OR TWO BECOMING HURRICANES. IN TERMS OF ACCUMULATED CYCLONE ENERGY...WHICH MEASURES THE COMBINED STRENGTH AND DURATION OF TROPICAL STORMS AND HURRICANES...TROPICAL CYCLONE ACTIVITY THROUGH THE END OF AUGUST WAS ABOUT 70 PERCENT BELOW THE 1981-2010 AVERAGE. REPORTS ON INDIVIDUAL CYCLONES...WHEN COMPLETED...ARE AT THE WEB SITE OF THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER...USE LOWER-CASE LETTERS... WWW.HURRICANES.GOV/2013ATLAN.SHTML SUMMARY TABLE NAME DATES MAX WIND (MPH) --------------------------------------------------- TS ANDREA* 5-7 JUN 65 TS BARRY 17-20 JUN 45 TS CHANTAL 8-10 JUL 65 TS DORIAN 24 JUL-3 AUG 60 TS ERIN 15-18 AUG 40 TS FERNAND 25-26 AUG 50 --------------------------------------------------- * DENOTES A STORM FOR WHICH THE POST-STORM ANALYSIS IS COMPLETE. $$ HURRICANE SPECIALIST UNIT
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