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October 2010 Atlantic Monthly Summary
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ABNT30 KNHC 011133
TWSAT 
MONTHLY TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 AM EDT MON NOV 01 2010
 
FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...
 
FIVE TROPICAL STORMS FORMED IN THE ATLANTIC BASIN DURING THE MONTH
OF OCTOBER...ALL OF WHICH BECAME HURRICANES. THESE NUMBERS ARE
FAR ABOVE THE LONG-TERM (1944-2009) AVERAGES OF 2 TROPICAL STORMS
AND 1 HURRICANE.  THE NUMBER OF HURRICANES WAS ONLY ONE BELOW THE
RECORD OF 6 WHICH WAS OBSERVED IN OCTOBER 1870.  IN TERMS OF
ACCUMULATED CYCLONE ENERGY...ACE...WHICH MEASURES THE COMBINED
STRENGTH AND DURATION OF TROPICAL STORMS AND HURRICANES...TROPICAL
CYCLONE ACTIVITY IN OCTOBER WAS ABOUT 40 PERCENT ABOVE AVERAGE. 
MANY OF THE HURRICANES WERE SHORT-LIVED AND DID NOT CONTRIBUTE MUCH
TO THE ACE.  

SO FAR THIS SEASON...OVERALL TROPICAL CYCLONE ACTIVITY TO DATE IS
ABOUT 164 PERCENT OF THE LONG-TERM MEDIAN.

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)
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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-5 SEP           145
TS FIONA          30 AUG-4 SEP            60
TS GASTON              1-2 SEP            40
TS HERMINE             6-8 SEP            65
MH IGOR               8-21 SEP           155
MH JULIA             12-20 SEP           135
MH KARL              14-18 SEP           120
H  LISA              21-26 SEP            80 
TS MATTHEW           23-26 SEP            60
TS NICOLE            28-29 SEP            40
H  OTTO               6-10 OCT            85
H  PAULA             11-15 OCT           100
H  RICHARD           21-26 OCT            90
H  SHARY             29-30 OCT            75
H  TOMAS             29 OCT -            100

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FORECASTER KIMBERLAIN/BLAKE/BERG/STEWART