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704 
ABNT30 KNHC 011147
TWSAT 

MONTHLY TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

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

ONLY TWO TROPICAL CYCLONES FORMED IN THE ATLANTIC BASIN IN
SEPTEMBER. ONE OF THESE...EDOUARD...BECAME A MAJOR HURRICANE. BASED
ON A 30-YEAR (1981-2010) CLIMATOLOGY...FOUR NAMED STORMS
TYPICALLY FORM IN THE BASIN IN SEPTEMBER...WITH TWO OR THREE OF
THOSE BECOMING HURRICANES...AND ONE REACHING MAJOR HURRICANE
STRENGTH.

IN TERMS OF ACCUMULATED CYCLONE ENERGY...WHICH MEASURES THE COMBINED
STRENGTH AND DURATION OF TROPICAL STORMS AND HURRICANES...ACTIVITY
IN THE BASIN SO FAR IN 2014 HAS ONLY BEEN ABOUT 43 PERCENT OF THE
1981-2010 AVERAGE.

REPORTS ON INDIVIDUAL CYCLONES...WHEN COMPLETED...ARE AT THE WEB
SITE OF THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER...USE LOWER-CASE LETTERS...
WWW.HURRICANES.GOV/2014ATLAN.SHTML

SUMMARY TABLE

NAME                DATES         MAX WIND (MPH)
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H  ARTHUR            1-5 JUL           100
TD TWO             21-23 JUL            35
H  BERTHA            1-6 AUG            80
H  CRISTOBAL       23-29 AUG            85
TS DOLLY             1-3 SEP            50
MH EDOUARD         11-19 SEP           115
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* DENOTES A STORM FOR WHICH THE POST-STORM ANALYSIS IS COMPLETE.

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