Atlantic Hurricane Season
The Atlantic hurricane season is the period in a year when hurricanes usually form in the Atlantic Ocean. Tropical cyclones in the North Atlantic are called hurricanes, tropical storms, or tropical depressions. In addition, there have been several storms over the years that have not been fully tropical which are categorised as subtropical depressions and subtropical storms.
Worldwide, tropical cyclone activity peaks in late summer, when the difference between temperatures aloft and sea surface temperatures is the greatest. However, each particular basin has its own seasonal patterns. On a worldwide scale, May is the least active month, while September is the most active. In the Northern Atlantic Ocean, a distinct hurricane season occurs from June 1 to November 30, sharply peaking from late August through September; the season's climatological peak of activity occurs around September 10 each season.
Tropical disturbances that reach tropical storm intensity are named from a pre-determined list. On average, 10.1 named storms occur each season, with an average of 5.9 becoming hurricanes and 2.5 becoming major hurricanes (Category 3 or greater). The most active season was 2005, during which 28 tropical cyclones formed, of which a record 15 became hurricanes. The least active season was the 1914, with only one known tropical cyclone developing during that year. The Atlantic hurricane season is a time when most tropical cyclones are expected to develop across the northern Atlantic Ocean. It is currently defined as the time frame from June 1 through November 30, though in the past the season was defined as a shorter time frame. During the season, regular tropical weather outlooks are issued by the National Hurricane Center, and coordination between the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center and National Hurricane Center occurs for systems which have not formed yet, but could develop during the next three to seven days.
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... The 2001 Atlantic hurricane season was a fairly active Atlantic hurricane season that produced 17 tropical cyclones, 15 named storms, nine hurricanes, and four major hurricanes ... The season officially lasted from June 1, 2001, to November 30, 2001, dates which by convention limit the period of each year when tropical cyclones ... The season began with Tropical Storm Allison on June 4, and ended with Hurricane Olga, which dissipated on December 6 ...
... The 2001 Atlantic hurricane season was an average Atlantic hurricane season in which fifteen named storms formed ... Although Tropical Storm Allison formed on June 5, the season officially began on June 1 and ended on November 30, dates that conventionally delimit the period of each ... The season's final storm, Hurricane Olga, dissipated on December 6 ...
... This bar chart shows the number of named storms and hurricanes per year from 1851-2011. ...
... (AP via Google News) (BBC) 2008 Atlantic hurricane season Tropical Storm Hanna becomes Hurricane Hanna (2008) with hurricane warnings issued for the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos ... (Miami Herald) Hurricane Gustav weakens to a tropical storm in central Louisiana after being responsible for 7 deaths in the United States and more than 90 in the Caribbean ... (AP via Minneapolis StarTribune) 2008 Atlantic hurricane season Hurricane Gustav weakens to a tropical depression ...
... on a different weighting algorithm which places more weight on major hurricanes, but typically equating to an ACE of about 153 (171% of the current median) ... For the in progress season be advised that the ACE is preliminary based on NHC bulletins, which may later be revised ... energy • TS Number of tropical storms (including subtropicals) • HR Number of hurricanes (S-S Category 1 – 5) • MH Number of major hurricanes (Category 3 – 5) (Fields ...
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