Atlantic Summary for September 2020
Monthly Summary

000 ABNT30 KNHC 011206 TWSAT Monthly Tropical Weather Summary NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Tue Sep 1 2020 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Tropical cyclone activity in the Atlantic basin during the month of August was slightly above average in terms of the number of named storms that developed. Four named storms formed during the month, with two of them becoming hurricanes, including Hurricane Laura that intensified into a major hurricane. One tropical depression also formed at the end of the month offshore of the southeastern U.S. coast. Based on a 30-year climatology (1981-2010), three named storms typically form in the basin in August, with one or two of them becoming hurricanes, and one of them becoming a major hurricane. 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 40 percent above 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 90 H Isaias 30 Jul- 5 Aug 85 TD Ten 31 Jul- 1 Aug 35 TS Josephine 11-16 Aug 45 TS Kyle 14-16 Aug 50 MH Laura 20-28 Aug 150 H Marco 20-25 Aug 75 TD Fifteen 31 Aug- 35 --------------------------------------------------- $$ Hurricane Specialist Unit
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