Atlantic Summary for May 2016
Monthly Summary

000 ABNT30 KNHC 011156 TWSAT MONTHLY TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 800 AM EDT FRI JUL 01 2016 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Two tropical cyclones, Tropical Storms Colin and Danielle, formed in the Atlantic basin in June. A third tropical storm, Bonnie, formed and dissipated at the end of May, but after regeneration, it attained tropical storm status for a second time in early June. Based on a 30-year (1981-2010) climatology, a named storm forms in the basin in June about every other year, with a hurricane forming once every seven or eight years. The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season had an early start with the rare January formation of Hurricane Alex. In addition, Colin and Danielle were the earliest third and fourth named storms, respectively, to form in a season. In terms of the Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE), which measures the combined strength and duration of tropical storms and hurricanes, activity in the Atlantic basin so far in 2016 is above normal. Reports on individual cyclones, when completed, are available at the National Hurricane Center website at . Summary Table Name Dates Max Wind (mph) --------------------------------------------------- H Alex 13-15 Jan 85 TS Bonnie 27 May- 4 Jun 45 TS Colin 5- 7 Jun 50 TS Danielle 19-21 Jun 45 --------------------------------------------------- * Denotes a storm for which the post-storm analysis is complete. $$ Hurricane Specialist Unit
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