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Monthly Atlantic Tropical Weather Summary



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ABNT30 KNHC 011204
TWSAT 

Monthly Tropical Weather Summary
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
800 AM EDT Sat Sep 1 2018

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

August was below-average for the Atlantic basin with only two weak,
high-latitude tropical storms and one tropical depression forming
during the month. Based on a 30-year climatology (1981-2010), three
named storms typically form in the basin in August, with one or two
becoming hurricanes, and one major hurricane.  This is the first
August since 1997 to have zero tropical storm formations in the
Atlantic basin south of 30N.

In terms of Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE), which measures the
combined strength and duration of tropical storms and hurricanes,
activity in the Atlantic basin thus far in 2018 has been below
normal.

Reports on individual cyclones, when completed, are available at
the National Hurricane Center website at
www.hurricanes.gov/data/tcr/index.php?season=2018&basin=atl .

Summary Table

Name                 Dates         Max Wind (mph)
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STS Alberto        25-31 May            65
H   Beryl           5-15 Jul            80
H   Chris           6-12 Jul           105
TS  Debby           7-9  Aug            50
TS  Ernesto        15-18 Aug            45
TD  Six            Aug 31-              35
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* Denotes a storm for which the post-storm analysis is complete.

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Hurricane Specialist Unit



Preliminary Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Tracks
Preliminary Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Tracks