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ABNT30 KNHC 011150

800 AM EDT SAT OCT 01 2016

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Five named storms formed in the Atlantic basin in September.  One of
these, Matthew, reached major hurricane strength over the south-
central Caribbean Sea.  In addition, Hermine, which formed at the
end of August, reached hurricane strength on September 1.  Based on
a 30-year (1981-2010) climatology, four named storms typically form
in the Atlantic basin in September, with two or three becoming
hurricanes and one or two reaching major hurricane status.

In terms of Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE), which measures the
combined strength and duration of tropical storms and hurricanes,
activity in the basin so far in 2016 is slightly below normal.  The
ACE through the end of September is about 90 percent of the 1981-
2010 median value to date.

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

Summary Table

Name                 Dates         Max Wind (mph)
H  Alex            12-15 Jan            85*
TS Bonnie      27 May- 4 Jun            45
TS Colin            5- 7 Jun            50
TS Danielle        19-21 Jun            45*
H  Earl             2- 6 Aug            80
TS Fiona           17-23 Aug            50
MH Gaston      22 Aug- 3 Sep           120
TD Eight       28 Aug- 1 Sep            35
H  Hermine     28 Aug- 3 Sep            80
TS Ian             12-16 Sep            60
TS Julia           13-19 Sep            40
TS Karl            14-25 Sep            70
TS Lisa   19-25 Sep            50
MH Matthew     28 Sep-                 160

* Denotes a storm for which the post-storm analysis is complete.

Hurricane Specialist Unit

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