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MONTHLY TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 AM EDT THU SEP 01 2016

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Four named storms formed in the Atlantic basin in August. Two of these, Earl and Gaston, became hurricanes, and Gaston became a major hurricane over the central Atlantic. Based on a 30-year (1981-2010) climatology, three named storms typically form in the Atlantic basin in August, with two becoming hurricanes.

In terms of the Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE), which measures the combined strength and duration of tropical storms and hurricanes, activity in the Atlantic basin so far in 2016 is near normal.

Reports on individual cyclones, when completed, are available at the National Hurricane Center website at www.nhc.noaa.gov/data/tcr/index.php?season=2016&basin=atl .

Summary Table

Name Dates Max Wind (mph)
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H Alex 13-15 Jan 85 TS Bonnie 27 May- 4 Jun 45 TS Colin 5- 7 Jun 50 TS Danielle 19-21 Jun 45 H Earl 2-6 Aug 80 TS Fiona 17-23 Aug 50 MH Gaston 22 Aug - 120 TS Hermine 28 Aug - 60
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* Denotes a storm for which the post-storm analysis is complete.

$$ Hurricane Specialist Unit



Preliminary Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Tracks
Preliminary Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Tracks

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