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Tropical cyclone activity during October was slightly above normal
for the Atlantic Basin. Five named storms formed during the month
and one of them became a hurricane. Another Hurricane, Lorenzo,
carried over from the month of September. One tropical depression
also formed and failed to strengthen. Based on a 30-year climatology
(1981-2010), two named storms typically form in the basin in
October, with one of them becoming a hurricane. A major hurricane
forms in the basin in October about every third year.

In terms of accumulated cyclone energy (ace), which measures the
combined strength and duration of tropical storms and hurricanes,
activity in the Atlantic Basin in October was a little below average
for the month. For the entire 2019 season, Ace is well above the
long-term mean.

Reports on individual cyclones, when completed, are available at
the National Hurricane Center website at

Summary table

Name                 dates         Max wind (mph)
sts Andrea         20-21 may            40*
h   Barry          11-15 Jul            75
TD  three          22-23 Jul            35*
ts  Chantal        21-23 Aug            40
mh  dorian     24 Aug- 7 Sep           185
ts  Erin           26-29 Aug            40
ts  fernand         3- 4 Sep            50
ts  Gabrielle       3-10 Sep            60
mh  Humberto       13-19 Sep           125
ts  Imelda         17-19 Sep            40
h   Jerry          17-25 Sep           105
ts  Karen          22-27 Sep            45
mh  Lorenzo    22 Sep- 2 Oct           160
ts  Melissa        11-14 Oct            65
TD  fifteen        14-16 Oct            35
ts  Nestor         18-19 Oct            60
ts  Olga              25 Oct            40
h   Pablo          25-28 Oct            80
sts Rebekah    30 Oct- 1 Nov            45

* denotes a storm for which the Post-storm analysis is complete.

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