Atlantic Summary for August 2020
Monthly Summary

000 ABNT30 KNHC 011137 TWSAT Monthly Tropical Weather Summary NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Sat Aug 1 2020 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Five tropical storms, including two which became hurricanes, formed in the basin in July. One tropical depression also formed late in the month over the far eastern portion of the basin. The five named storms ties the record for the most named storms forming during the month of July, which was previous set in July 2005. The season has been considerably more active than average so far, as typically only 1 or 2 named storms form prior to August. So far in 2020, nine named storms have formed, including 2 hurricanes -- Hanna and Isaias. In terms of Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE), which measures the strength and duration of tropical storms and hurricanes, activity in the basin so far in 2020 has also been above average, about twice the long-term mean. Reports on individual cyclones, when completed, are available at the National Hurricane Center website at www.hurricanes.gov/data/tcr/index.php?season=2020&basin=atl Summary Table Name Dates Max Wind (mph) --------------------------------------------------- TS Arthur 16-19 May 60 TS Bertha 27-28 May 50 TS Cristobal 1- 9 Jun 60 TS Dolly 22-24 Jun 45 TS Edouard 4-6 Jul 45 TS Fay 9-11 Jul 60 TS Gonzalo 1-25 Jul 65 H Hanna 23-27 Jul 80 H Isaias 30 Jul- 85 TD Ten 31 Jul- 35 --------------------------------------------------- $$ Hurricane Specialist Unit
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