Atlantic Summary for October 2018
Monthly Summary

463 ABNT30 KNHC 011124 TWSAT Monthly Tropical Weather Summary NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Mon Oct 1 2018 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: September was above average in the Atlantic basin in terms of the number of named storms that formed during the month (7). The numbers of hurricanes (3) and major hurricanes (1) were near the long-term averages for the month. One short-lived tropical depression also formed in September. Based on a 30-year climatology (1981-2010), four named storms typically form in the Atlantic basin in September, with two or three becoming hurricanes and one or two reaching major hurricane status. 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 near normal. Reports on individual cyclones, when completed, are available at the National Hurricane Center website at . Summary Table Name Dates Max Wind (mph) --------------------------------------------------- STS Alberto 25-31 May 65 H Beryl 4-15 Jul 80* H Chris 6-12 Jul 105 TS Debby 7- 9 Aug 50 TS Ernesto 15-18 Aug 45 MH Florence 31 Aug-17 Sep 140 TS Gordon 3- 7 Sep 70 H Helene 7-16 Sep 110 H Isaac 7-15 Sep 75 TS Joyce 12-18 Sep 45 TD Eleven 22-23 Sep 35 TS Kirk 22-28 Sep 60 TS Leslie 23 Sep- 60 --------------------------------------------------- * Denotes a storm for which the post-storm analysis is complete. $$ Hurricane Specialist Unit
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