2013 Atlantic Tropical Weather Summary


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2013 Atlantic Summary

SEASON 2013 TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
700 PM EST SAT NOV 30 2013

FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...

FOR THE 2013 SEASON OVERALL...13 NAMED STORMS FORMED IN THE 
BASIN...WITH ONLY TWO OF THE STORMS REACHING HURRICANE STRENGTH. 
THERE WAS ALSO ONE TROPICAL DEPRESSION THAT FORMED THAT DID NOT 
REACH TROPICAL STORM STRENGTH. BASED ON THE 30-YEAR 
CLIMATOLOGY...THE AVERAGE LEVEL OF ACTIVITY IN THE BASIN IS 12 
NAMED TORMS...6 HURRICANES...AND 3 MAJOR HURRICANES. FOR 
2013...THE NUMBER OF NAMED STORMS WAS NEAR AVERAGE...BUT THE 
NUMBERS OF HURRICANES AND MAJOR HURRICANES WERE WELL BELOW 
AVERAGE. THERE WERE NO MAJOR HURRICANES IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC 
BASIN FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1994...AND THE NUMBER OF 
HURRICANES THIS YEAR WAS THE LOWEST SINCE 1982. 

ONE TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMED DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER IN THE 
NORTH ATLANTIC BASIN...TROPICAL STORM MELISSA. BASED ON A 30-YEAR 
(1981-2010) CLIMATOLOGY...A NAMED STORM FORMS IN THE BASIN IN 
NOVEMBER IN ABOUT 3 OUT OF EVERY 4 YEARS. 

IN TERMS OF ACCUMULATED CYCLONE ENERGY...OR ACE...WHICH MEASURES 
THE COMBINED STRENGTH AND DURATION OF TROPICAL STORMS AND 
HURRICANES...TROPICAL CYCLONE ACTIVITY FOR THE SEASON WAS ABOUT 
67 PERCENT BELOW THE 1981-2010 AVERAGE. THE ACE VALUE FOR 2013 
WAS THE LOWEST SINCE 1994.
STORM SUMMARY TABLE
NAME                DATES         MAX WIND (MPH)
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TS ANDREA*           5-7 JUN           65
TS BARRY*          17-20 JUN           45
TS CHANTAL*         7-10 JUL           65
TS DORIAN*      23 JUL-3 AUG           60
TS ERIN*           15-18 AUG           45
TS FERNAND*        25-26 AUG           60 
TS GABRIELLE*       4-13 SEP           60
TD EIGHT             6-7 SEP           35
H  HUMBERTO         8-19 SEP           85
H  INGRID          12-16 SEP           85
TS JERRY        29 SEP-3 OCT           50
TS KAREN             3-6 OCT           65
TS LORENZO         21-24 OCT           50
TS MELISSA         18-21 NOV           65

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* DENOTES A STORM FOR WHICH THE POST-STORM ANALYSIS IS COMPLETE.

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