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Tropical Weather Summary


000
ABNT30 KNHC 011214
TWSAT 
MONTHLY TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 AM EST TUE DEC 01 2009
 
FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...

TROPICAL CYCLONE ACTIVITY DURING THE 2009 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON
WAS BELOW NORMAL. A TOTAL OF NINE NAMED STORMS FORMED...OF WHICH
THREE BECAME HURRICANES AND TWO BECAME MAJOR HURRICANES. THE LONG
TERM AVERAGES ARE ELEVEN NAMED STORMS...SIX HURRICANES...AND TWO
MAJOR HURRICANES.  THERE WERE ALSO TWO TROPICAL DEPRESSIONS THAT
DID NOT REACH TROPICAL STORM STRENGTH. IN TERMS OF ACCUMULATED
CYCLONE ENERGY...ACE...WHICH MEASURES THE COMBINED STRENGTH AND
DURATION OF TROPICAL STORMS AND HURRICANES...2009 WAS BELOW
NORMAL...AT ABOUT 60 PERCENT OF THE LONG-TERM MEDIAN VALUE. THE
NUMBER OF TROPICAL STORMS AND THE ACE VALUE FOR 2009 ARE THE LOWEST
FOR THE ATLANTIC BASIN SINCE 1997 AND ARE LIKELY RELATED TO THE
MODERATE EL NINO EVENT IN THE TROPICAL PACIFIC OCEAN THIS YEAR.

REPORTS ON INDIVIDUAL CYCLONES...WHEN COMPLETED...CAN BE FOUND AT
THE WEB SITE OF THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER...USE LOWER CASE
LETTERS...HTTP://WWW.NHC.NOAA.GOV/2009ATLAN.SHTML

SUMMARY TABLE

NAME               DATES          MAX WIND (MPH)
-------------------------------------------------
TD ONE           28-29 MAY             35
TS ANA           11-16 AUG             40 
 H BILL          15-24 AUG            135 
TS CLAUDETTE     16-17 AUG             50 
TS DANNY         26-29 AUG             60 
TS ERIKA          1- 3 SEP             50 
 H FRED           7-12 SEP            120
TD EIGHT         25-26 SEP             35
TS GRACE          4- 6 OCT             65
TS HENRI          6- 8 OCT             50
 H IDA            4-10 NOV            105

$$
HURRICANE SPECIALIST UNIT


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