Atlantic Summary for August 2017
Monthly Summary

000 ABNT30 KNHC 011135 TWSAT Monthly Tropical Weather Summary NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Tue Aug 01 2017 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Two named storms and one unnamed tropical depression formed in the Atlantic basin in July. Based on a 30-year climatology (1981-2010), one named storm typically forms in the basin in July, with a hurricane forming once every other year. 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 2017 has been below normal since all of the tropical cyclones have been relatively weak and short lived. Reports on individual cyclones, when completed, are available at the National Hurricane Center website at www.hurricanes.gov/data/tcr/index.php?season=2017&basin=atl . Summary Table Name Dates Max Wind (mph) --------------------------------------------------- TS Arlene 19-21 Apr 50* TS Bret 19-20 Jun 45 TS Cindy 20-23 Jun 60 TD Four 6- 7 Jul 30 TS Don 17-18 Jul 50 TS Emily 31 Jul- 45 --------------------------------------------------- * Denotes a storm for which the post-storm analysis is complete. $$ Hurricane Specialist Unit
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