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August 2010 Atlantic Monthly Summary
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ABNT30 KNHC 011148
TWSAT 
MONTHLY TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 AM EDT WED SEP 01 2010
 
FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...
 
FOUR TROPICAL STORMS AND ONE TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMED IN THE
ATLANTIC BASIN DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST.  TWO OF THESE
STORMS...DANIELLE AND EARL...BECAME MAJOR HURRICANES.  THE NUMBER
OF NAMED STORMS WAS EQUAL TO THE LONG-TERM (1944-2009) AVERAGES OF 4
TROPICAL STORMS AND 2 HURRICANES...BUT ABOVE THE AVERAGE OF ABOUT 1
MAJOR HURRICANE.  IN TERMS OF ACCUMULATED CYCLONE ENERGY...ACE...
WHICH MEASURES THE COMBINED STRENGTH AND DURATION OF TROPICAL
STORMS AND HURRICANES...TROPICAL CYCLONE ACTIVITY IN AUGUST WAS
ABOUT 60 PERCENT ABOVE NORMAL.

SO FAR THIS SEASON...OVERALL TROPICAL CYCLONE ACTIVITY TO DATE IS
ABOUT 50 PERCENT ABOVE THE LONG-TERM MEAN.

REPORTS ON INDIVIDUAL CYCLONES...WHEN COMPLETED...ARE AT THE WEB
SITE OF THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER...USE LOWER-CASE
LETTERS...HTTP://WWW.NHC.NOAA.GOV/2010ATLAN.SHTML

SUMMARY TABLE

NAME                  DATES          MAX WIND (MPH)
----------------------------------------------------
H ALEX            25 JUN-2 JUL           105
TD TWO                 7-8 JUL            35    
TS BONNIE            22-24 JUL            40
TS COLIN               2-8 AUG            60
TD FIVE              10-11 AUG            35
MH DANIELLE          21-31 AUG           135
MH EARL              25 AUG -            135
TS FIONA             30 AUG -             40
 
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FORECASTER BERG/BLAKE


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