Atlantic Summary for September 2018
Monthly Summary

453 ABNT30 KNHC 011204 TWSAT Monthly Tropical Weather Summary NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Sat Sep 1 2018 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: August was below-average for the Atlantic basin with only two weak, high-latitude tropical storms and one tropical depression forming during the month. Based on a 30-year climatology (1981-2010), three named storms typically form in the basin in August, with one or two becoming hurricanes, and one major hurricane. This is the first August since 1997 to have zero tropical storm formations in the Atlantic basin south of 30N. In terms of Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE), which measures the combined strength and duration of tropical storms and hurricanes, activity in the Atlantic basin thus far in 2018 has been below normal. Reports on individual cyclones, when completed, are available at the National Hurricane Center website at www.hurricanes.gov/data/tcr/index.php?season=2018&basin=atl . Summary Table Name Dates Max Wind (mph) --------------------------------------------------- STS Alberto 25-31 May 65 H Beryl 5-15 Jul 80 H Chris 6-12 Jul 105 TS Debby 7-9 Aug 50 TS Ernesto 15-18 Aug 45 TD Six Aug 31- 35 --------------------------------------------------- * Denotes a storm for which the post-storm analysis is complete. $$ Hurricane Specialist Unit
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