Atlantic Summary for August 2021
Monthly Summary

000 ABNT30 KNHC 011138 TWSAT Monthly Tropical Weather Summary NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Sun Aug 1 2021 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: One hurricane (Elsa) formed in the Atlantic basin in July. The tropical cyclone struck portions of the Windward Islands as a hurricane, then passed near Haiti and Jamaica before making landfall in Cuba as a tropical storm. Elsa briefly regained hurricane status over the Gulf of Mexico before making another landfall as a topical storm in the eastern Florida Panhandle. The storm then crossed the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states before become extratropical over southern New England. The five named storms through the end of July is well ahead of the pace of the recently updated 30-year climatology (1991-2020). 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 2021 is well above average at more than twice the climatological value. Reports on individual cyclones, when completed, are available at the National Hurricane Center website at www.hurricanes.gov/data/tcr/index.php?season=2021&basin=atl Summary Table Name Dates Max Wind (mph) --------------------------------------------------- TS Ana 22-24 May 45 TS Bill 14-16 Jun 60 TS Claudette 19-22 Jun 45 TS Danny 28-29 Jun 45 H Elsa 1-9 Jul 85 --------------------------------------------------- $$ Hurricane Specialist Unit
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