AUGUST TROPICAL STORMS (1851-2011):

By: ncforecaster , 4:51 AM GMT on August 05, 2012

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Hey everyone,

This particular blog entry is an updated version of a similar blog entry I wrote last year (to account for the 2011 season and various other HURDAT revisions). In it, we will continue our examination of the entire historical record (1851-present), with a focus on "August" Tropical Cyclone (TC) activity throughout the North Atlantic basin. An "August" TC will be characterized as one that initially developed at some point during the month of August (i.e. August 1-August 31). Those TC's (shown by year) that achieved hurricane (H) and/or "major" hurricane (MH) intensity, will be designated by bold case print in the following respective sections.

ALL TROPICAL STORMS:

Note: These totals include Subtropical Storms (STS), as well.

7 = 1995 (2 H/2 MH), 2004 (2 H/2 MH), and 2011 (1 MH/1 H, MH Sept.).

6 = 1933 (2 MH/1 H Aug., MH Sept.), 1936 (3 H).

5 = 1856 (1 H/2 MH), 1881 (3 H), 1893 (2 H/3 MH), 1969 (1 H/2 MH/1 MH Sept.), 1976 (2 H/1 MH/1 H Aug., MH Sept.), 1990 (1 H/1 MH), and 2005 (1 H/1 MH).

4 = 1855 (3 H), 1863, 1879 (2 H/2 MH), 1880 (3 H/1 MH), 1901 (2 H/1 H Sept.), 1909 (1 MH), 1916 (2 H/1 MH), 1918 (2 H/1 MH), 1945 (1 MH), 1950 (3 MH/1 H Aug., MH Sept.), 1955 (1 H/2 MH), 1958 (2 MH/1 H Aug., MH Sept.), 1971 (2 H), 1974 (1 STS/1 MH/1 H Aug., MH Sept.), 1978 (1 H/1 H Aug., MH Sept.), 1984 (1 STS), 1993 (1 MH), 1996 (1 H/1 MH/1 H Aug., MH Sept.), 1998 (1 MH/1 H/1 H Sept.), 1999 (2 MH/1 H), 2000 (1 MH/1 H), 2008 (1 MH/1 H Sept.), 2009 (1 MH), and 2010 (2 MH).

3 = 1853 (1 H Aug., MH Sept.), 1869, 1871 (1 H/2 MH), 1878, 1885 (1 H/1 MH), 1886 (3 MH), 1911 (2 H), 1913 (1 H Sept.), 1915 (1 MH/1 H Aug.,MH Sept./1 H Sept.), 1932 (1 H/1 MH/1 MH Sept.), 1935 (1 MH/1 MH Sept.), 1938 (1 MH/1 H), 1940, 1942 (2 H/1 MH), 1949 (1 H/1 MH), 1951 (1 MH/1 MH Sept.), 1953 (1 H/1 MH Sept.), 1964 (1 MH), 1979 (1 MH/1 MH Sept.), 1980 (2 H/1 MH), 1981 (1 H/1 STS Aug., H Sept.), 1985 (2 H/1 H Aug., MH Sept.), 1987 (1 H), 1988, 1989 (1 H/1 H Aug., MH Sept./ 1 H Sept.), 2001, 2002, 2003 (1 H/1 MH), 2006 (1 H), and 2007 (1 MH/1 MH Sept.).

2 = 1860 (1 H/1 MH), 1861, 1867, 1874 (1 H/1 H Sept.), 1883 (1 H/1 MH), 1887 (2 MH), 1888 (1 MH/1 H Aug, MH Sept.), 1890 (1 MH), 1891 (1 H/1 MH), 1894 (1 MH Sept.), 1895 (1 H), 1898, 1899 (1 H/1 MH), 1906 (1 H Aug., MH Sept.), 1910, 1917 (1 H Aug., MH Sept.), 1924 (1 H/1 MH), 1925 (1 H), 1928, 1930 (1 MH/1 H Aug., MH Sept.), 1931, 1934 (1 H), 1937, 1939 (1 H), 1943 (1 MH), 1944 (1 MH), 1947, 1948 (1 MH), 1952 (1 H/1 H Aug., MH Sept.), 1954 (1 H/1 MH?), 1960 (1 H/1 MH Sept.), 1962 (1 H), 1965 (1 H/1 H Aug., MH Sept.), 1970, 1972 (1 H), 1973 (1 H), 1975 (1 H/1 MH), 1983 (1 H/1 MH), and 1994 (1 H).

1 = 1851 (MH), 1852 (MH), 1854, 1858, 1859, 1862, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1870, 1872, 1873 (MH), 1875, 1877, 1882, 1889, 1892, 1896 (H Aug., MH Sept.), 1897 (H Sept.), 1900 (MH Sept.), 1903 (MH), 1908, 1926 (MH), 1927 (MH), 1946, 1956 (MH), 1957, 1959, 1963 (MH), 1966 (MH), 1967 (H Sept.), 1968, 1977 (H Aug., MH Sept.), 1982, 1986, 1991 (MH), and 1992 (MH).

0 = 1857, 1868, 1876, 1884, 1902, 1904, 1905, 1907, 1912, 1914, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1929, 1941, 1961, and 1997.

Note: Storm #6 (MH Dora) of the 1964 season and storm #4 (H Debby) of 1988 were each a late "August" TC that didn't achieve TS intensity until the succeeding month of September.

In addition: Storm #3 of 1853 (MH), storm #5 of 1856 (TS), storm #3 of 1864 (TS), storm #4 of 1867 (TS), storm #2 of 1870 (H), storm #5 of 1871 (H), storm #2 of 1872 (H), storm #3 of 1874 (H), storm #4 of 1879 (MH), storm #4 of 1880 (TS), storm #5 of 1880 (H), storm #4 of 1888 (MH), storm #3 of 1890 (H), storm #3 of 1894 (MH), storm #2 of 1896 (MH), storm #1 of 1897 (H), storm #2 of 1898 (TS), storm #3 of 1899 (H), storm #1 of 1900 (MH), storm #7 of 1901 (H), storm #4 of 1906 (MH), storm #5 of 1908 (TS), storm #4 of 1913 (H), storm #3 of 1915 (MH), storm #4 of 1915 (H), storm #8 of 1916 (TS), storm #3 of 1917 (MH), storm #4 of 1918 (TS), storm #4 of 1924 (H), storm #2 of 1930 (MH), storm #3 of 1932 (TS), storm #4 of 1932 (MH), storm #11 of 1933 (MH), storm #12 of 1933 (MH), storm #5 of 1934 (TS), storm #2 of 1935 (MH), storm #3 of 1935 (TS), storm #11 of 1936 (H), storm #4 of 1940 (H), storm #3 of 1942 (TS), storm #4 of 1948 (TS), storm #3 of 1949 (TS), storm #3 of 1950 (H Charlie), storm #4 of 1950 (MH Dog), storm #4 of 1951 (MH Dog), storm #2 of 1952 (TS Able), storm #3 of 1952 (MH Baker), storm #3 of 1953 (TS), storm #4 (MH Carol), storm #4 of 1954 (H Dolly), storm #5 of 1958 (MH Ella), storm #5 of 1960 (MH Donna), storm #5 of 1964 (H Cleo), storm #3 of 1965 (MH Betsy), storm #6 of 1966 (H Faith), storm #1 of 1967 (H Arlene), storm #6 of 1969 (MH Francelia), storm #3 of 1972 (TS Betty), storm #4 of 1972 (TS Carrie), storm #4 of 1973 (TS Christine), storm #5 of 1974 (H Becky), storm #6 (MH Carmen), storm #4 of 1975 (H Doris), storm #6 of 1976 (H Emmy), storm #7 of 1976 (MH Frances), storm #1 of 1977 (MH Anita), storm #6 of 1978 (MH Ella), storm #4 of 1979 (MH David), storm #5 of 1979 (TS Elena), storm #6 of 1979 (MH Frederic), storm #5 of 1981 (H Emily), storm #3 of 1982 (TS Beryl), storm #3 of 1984 (TS Bertha), storm #4 of 1984 (TS Cesar), storm #5 (MH Elena), storm #6 of 1989 (H Felix), storm #7 of 1989 (MH Gabrielle), storm #7 of 1990 (MH Gustav), storm #5 of 1993 (MH Emily), storm #9 of 1995 (H Iris), storm #11 of 1995 (TS Karen), storm #12 of 1995 (MH Luis), storm #5 of 1996 (MH Edouard), storm #6 of 1996 (MH Fran), storm #7 of 1996 (TS Gustav), storm #4 of 1998 (H Danielle), storm #5 of 1998 (H Earl), storm #4 of 1999 (TS Dennis), storm #4 of 2002 (TS Dolly), storm #6 of 2003 (MH Fabian), storm #6 of 2004 (MH Frances), storm #7 of 2004 (TS Gaston), storm #6 of 2006 (TS Ernesto), storm #6 of 2007 (MH Felix), storm #7 of 2008 (H Gustav), storm #8 of 2008 (H Hannah), storm #7 of 2010 (MH Earl), storm #8 of 2010 (TS Fiona), and storm #11 of 2011 (MH Katia), were each an August TC of at least TS intensity that were also of at least TS intensity into the month of September as well. Each storms respective "September" maximum intensity is listed in parenthesis.



This is a visible satellite image of the most intense "August" TC to have ever been observed anywhere within the Atlantic Basin. At the time of this satellite image (around 955 am EDT on August 7, 1980), Hurricane "Allen" was near its peak intensity-with a maximum sustained wind (MSW) of 190 mph and a lowest barometric pressure (BP) of 899 mb. Image courtesy of "NOAA".

ALL U.S. TROPICAL STORM LANDFALLS:

Note: These totals include all U.S. land falling TCs of at least Subtropical or Tropical Storm intensity.

5 = 2004 (2 H/1 MH).

4 = 1955 (1 H/1 MH).

3 = 1856 (1 H/1 MH) and 1881 (1 H).

2 = 1871 (1 H/1 MH), 1879 (1 H/1 MH), 1880 (1 H/1 MH), 1885 (1 H), 1886 (1 MH), 1887 (1 H), 1893 (1 H/1 MH), 1895 (1 H), 1898 (2 H), 1899 (1 H, TS July/1 MH), 1909 (1 H), 1911 (2 H), 1915 (1 H/1 MH), 1916 (1 MH), 1918 (1 H/1 MH), 1928 (1 H), 1932 (1 MH/1 H Sept.), 1933 (1 H/1 H July, Aug.), 1940, 1942 (1 H/1 MH), 1944 (1 H), 1947 (1 H), 1949 (1 H/1 MH), 1950 (1 H), 1953 (1 H), 1964 (1 H), 1976 (1 H), 1983 (1 MH), 1985 (1 H), 1988, 1995 (1 H), 1998 (1 H), 1999 (1 MH), 2003, and 2008.

1 = 1851 (MH), 1852 (MH), 1860 (1 MH), 1861, 1865, 1867, 1869, 1888 (1 MH), 1890, 1891, 1894, 1901, 1910, 1924, 1926 (MH), 1927, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1945, 1952, 1954 (MH), 1957, 1958, 1962, 1969 (MH), 1970 (MH), 1971, 1975, 1978, 1980 (MH), 1981, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992 (MH), 1993 (MH), 1994, 2001, 2002, 2005 (MH), 2006, 2009, and 2011.

0 = 1853, 1854, 1855, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1866, 1868, 1870, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1889, 1892, 1896, 1897, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1925, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1935, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1948, 1951, 1956, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1990, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2007, and 2010.

Note: Storm #2 of 1899 also made a U.S. landfall as a TS in July, as well as a H here in August.

Storm #3 of 1932 made landfall during the month of August as a TS, then made a subsequent landfall as a H during the month of September.

Storm #5 of 1933 was a H that made landfall in the U.S. during both the month of July and August.

Storm #3 of 1953 was a TS that made landfall during the months of August and September, respectively.

Hurricane Elena of 1985 impacted the U.S. coastline with TS-force conditions in August, before making a direct H landfall during the following month of September.

H Dennis of 1999 impacted the U.S. coastline with TS-force conditions in August, before making a direct U.S. landfall during the following month of September, as a TS.

ALL U.S. HURRICANE LANDFALLS:

3 = 2004 (1 MH).

2 = 1856 (1 MH), 1871 (1 MH), 1879 (1 MH), 1880 (1 MH), 1893 (1 MH), 1898, 1899 (1 MH), 1911, 1915 (1 MH), 1918 (1 MH), 1933 (1 July/Aug.), 1940, 1942 (1 MH), 1949 (1 MH), and 1955 (1 MH).

1 = 1851 (MH), 1852 (MH), 1860 (MH), 1861, 1869, 1881, 1885, 1886 (MH), 1887, 1888 (MH), 1891, 1895, 1901, 1909, 1916 (MH), 1924, 1926 (MH), 1928, 1932 (MH), 1938, 1939, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954 (MH), 1964, 1969 (MH), 1970 (MH), 1976, 1980 (MH), 1983 (MH), 1985, 1986, 1989. 1991, 1992 (MH), 1993 (MH), 1995, 1998, 1999 (MH), 2005 (MH), and 2011.

Note: Storm #2 of 1899 made a U.S. landfall as a TS in July, as well as a H in August. Also, Storm #5 of 1933 was a H that made landfall in the U.S. during both the months of July and August, respectively.

ALL U.S. MAJOR HURRICANE LANDFALLS:

1 = 1851, 1852, 1856, 1860, 1871, 1879, 1880, 1886, 1888, 1893, 1899, 1915, 1916, 1918, 1926, 1932, 1942, 1949, 1954, 1955, 1969, 1970, 1980, 1983, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2004, and 2005.



This is a visible satellite image of the most intense TC to ever make a U.S. landfall during the month of August. At the time that this particular satellite image was taken (2240Z on 8/16/69), H "Camille" was a rapidly intensifying and powerful category five H-with a MSW of 160 mph and a lowest barometric pressure of 905 mb. By the time H Camille ultimately came ashore-around 1030 pm CDT on August 17, 1969, she had a MSW of 190 mph and a lowest barometric pressure of 909 mb. As a result, H Camille is also the second most intense hurricane to have ever been known to make a landfall in the U.S.

FASCINATING FACTS:

1) All Atlantic Basin Tropical Storms:

a) Total number of Atlantic basin tropical storms: There were a total of 374 TS or STS systems that developed in the Atlantic basin during the 161 year period of 1851-2011. This total includes 5 "July" tropical cyclones that achieved TS intensity (for the first time) during the month of August. Of those five, 4 achieved hurricane intensity-two of which went on to become major hurricanes. In all, these figures equate to 2.32 August TC's per season, on average.

Also, there were 22 "July" TC's of either TS or H intensity that at least retained TS intensity into the month of August. Two of these "July" storms (storm #1 of 1915 and storm #2 of 1926) went on to achieve hurricane intensity in the succeeding month of August-with the 1926 storm becoming a MH shortly thereafter. Moreover, 1 other of these July TC's (storm #5 of 1933) actually regained its previous H intensity in the subsequent month of August, as well.

Furthermore, 20 of the aforementioned 369 "August" STS or TS systems went on to achieve hurricane intensity in the succeeding month of September. Of those twenty, 10 became "major" hurricanes shortly thereafter. Another 21 of the 369 "August" storms were hurricanes that achieved MH intensity in the succeeding month of September.

There were also 2 additional "August" TC's that didn't achieve TS intensity until the succeeding month of September. They would both ultimately achieve H intensity in September-with one of them becoming a "major" hurricane, as well.

b) Total number of Atlantic basin hurricanes: There were a total of 227 TC's that achieved hurricane intensity during the month of August. These figures include six "July" TC's that reached H intensity during the month of August. This equates to 1.41 August H's per season, on average.

c) Total number of Atlantic basin "major" hurricanes: There were a total of 89 (possibly only 88) August TC's that achieved "major" hurricane (MH) intensity during the month of August-three of which were "July" TC's that reached this intensity for the first time during the month of August, as well. These figures would constitute a statistical mean of one August MH every 1.83 years-essentially, one every other year-on average.

d) The most intense August hurricane: Hurricane Allen holds the record as the most intense August hurricane for anywhere in the Atlantic basin. It was a category five hurricane with a MSW of 190 mph and a B.P. of 899 mb on August 7 at 18 UTC. Hurricane Camille is a close second. It also contained a MSW of 190 mph. However, it had a minimum central pressure slightly higher than Allen at 905 mb.

e) The most recent August tropical storm: There were seven separate tropical storms that developed during the 2011 H season. Two of the seven tropical storms (Irene and Katia) achieved hurricane intensity during the month of August-with Irene reaching Major hurricane intensity during the month, as well. TS Katia formed (achieved TS intensity) very late on August 29, 2011. It would go on to achieve a maximum intensity of 140 mph, while located about 350 nm due south of the Island of Bermuda, around 8 pm ADT on September 5. It would subsequently weaken and recurve to the N and NE-staying well east of Bermuda.

f) The most recent "August" hurricane: H Katia of August 2011 is also the most recent TC of hurricane intensity to develop in the Atlantic basin. It became a H at 8 pm ADT on August 31.

g) The longest period without an "August" tropical storm: There have only been two periods of consecutive years without a TC developing anywhere in the Atlantic basin, during the month of August. They were 1904-1906 and 1919-1924. In addition, only 19 of the 161 hurricane seasons (11.8%) in the historical record, didn't have a TS form during the entire month of August.

h) The most tropical storms to develop in one season: The 2004 North Atlantic basin hurricane season was the most prolific for "August" TS formations. There were a total of 8 TC's that achieved TS intensity during the month of August. One of these was TS Alex which was a July TC that didn't achieve TS intensity until the month of August.

i) The most hurricanes to develop in one season: The 1893 Atlantic basin hurricane season holds the record for spawning the most TC's of hurricane intensity-in August-with 5.

j) The most "major" hurricanes to develop in one season: The 1886 and 1893 seasons each spawned 3 MH's during their respective seasons.

2) All U.S. Tropical Storm Landfalls:

a) Total number of U.S. tropical storm strikes: There were a total of 131 August TS or STS systems that made a U.S. landfall (or strike) during the aforementioned 161 year period. This equates to one August TS landfall (or strike) per 1.23 years. Moreover, a full 35.1% of all Atlantic Basin storms made landfall in the U.S. This is a smaller ratio of TC development to TC landfalls in the U.S. compared to that of the previous two months. This is a reflection of the primary breeding grounds (for this time of year) extending farther eastward across the Atlantic Ocean-all the way to the African coastline by the end of the month.

b) Total number of U.S. hurricane strikes: There were 78 hurricanes that made a direct strike on the U.S. coastline during the month of August. This equates to one land falling August hurricane every 2.06 years. Furthermore, 34.4% of all Atlantic Basin hurricanes struck the U.S. coastline.

It is important to note that the 1933 August hurricane also made a U.S. landfall in "July" as well. Consequently, this particular H is accounted for in both respective monthly totals of U.S. H landfalls.

c) Total number of "major" U.S. hurricane strikes: There were 29 "major" hurricanes that made landfall in the U.S. during the month of August. 8 of these made landfall at category four intensity or greater. They are the 1856 "Last Island" La. category four storm, 1886 "Indianola" TX. category four, 1915 "Galveston" TX. category four, 1916 S. TX. category four, 1932 "Freeport" TX. category four, 1969 category five hurricane Camille (La., MS.), 1992 category five hurricane Andrew (S. Fl.), and 2004's hurricane Charley (SW Fl.). These statistics equate to a "major" U.S. land falling hurricane every 5.55 years, a land falling category four or greater hurricane every 20.13 years, and a land falling category five once every 80.5 years, respectively.

d) The most intense U.S. TC landfall: Hurricane Camille of 1969 currently holds the record as the most intense TC to make a U.S. landfall during the month of August. It brushed the extreme SE tip of La. (near Grand Isle) before barreling ashore as a 190 mph/909 mb category five hurricane near Pass Christian, Mississippi.

e) The most recent U.S. hurricane strike: Hurricane Irene is the most recent hurricane to have made landfall on the U.S. shoreline during the month of August. It made landfall just W of Cape Lookout, N.C. at 8 am EDT on August 27, 2011. At landfall, it was a very large category One hurricane with a MSW of 85 mph and a BP of 952 mb.

f) The most recent U.S. tropical storm strike: Hurricane Irene of August 2011 is also the most recent TC of either TS or H intensity to make a U.S. landfall.

g) The longest period without an "August" U.S. tropical storm strike: The three longest periods of consecutive years without a land falling U.S. TS (in August) are 1872-1879, 1902-1908, and 1919-1924.

h) The most tropical storms to make a U.S. landfall in one season: The 2004 season holds the record for the most land falling tropical storms for the month of August-with 5.

i) The most hurricanes to make a U.S. landfall in one season: The 2004 season also leads the way with 3 land falling U.S. hurricanes as well. One of those was a land falling category four hurricane (Charley).

j) The most "major" hurricanes to make a U.S. landfall in one season: There have been 30 respective seasons that have produced a MH landfall along some portion of the U.S. shoreline, during the month of August.

FUTURE BLOG ENTRIES:

I will continue to provide an updated blog entry (similar to this one) for all other respective months of a calendar year. Thus, my next blog entry will likely be on "September" TC activity for the period of 1851-2011.

As always, thank you so much for taking the time to read and/or post in my blogs. I hope each one of you have a great rest of the day!:)

Most sincerely,
Tony

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13. ncforecaster
4:05 AM GMT on August 05, 2014
FASCINATING FACTS:

1) All Atlantic Basin Tropical Storms:

a) Total number of Atlantic basin tropical storms: There were a total of 385 TS or STS systems that developed in the Atlantic basin during the 163 year period of 1851-2013. This total includes 5 "July" tropical cyclones that achieved TS intensity (for the first time) during the month of August. Of those five, 4 achieved hurricane intensity-two of which went on to become major hurricanes. In all, these figures equate to 2.36 August TCs per season, on average.

Also, there were 22 "July" TC's of either TS or H intensity that at least retained TS intensity into the month of August. Two of these "July" storms (storm #1 of 1915 and storm #2 of 1926) went on to achieve hurricane intensity in the succeeding month of August-with the 1926 storm becoming a MH shortly thereafter. Moreover, 1 other of these July TCs (storm #5 of 1933) actually regained its previous H intensity in the subsequent month of August, as well.

Furthermore, 21 of the aforementioned 380 "August" STS or TS systems went on to achieve hurricane intensity in the succeeding month of September. Of those twenty-one, 10 became "major" hurricanes shortly thereafter. Another 21 of the 380 "August" storms were hurricanes that achieved MH intensity in the succeeding month of September.

There were also 2 additional "August" TCs that didn't achieve TS intensity until the succeeding month of September. They would both ultimately achieve H intensity in September-with one of them becoming a "major" hurricane, as well.

b) Total number of Atlantic basin hurricanes: There were a total of 232 TCs that achieved hurricane intensity during the month of August. These figures include six "July" TCs that reached H intensity during the month of August. This equates to 1.42 August Hs per season, on average.

c) Total number of Atlantic basin "major" hurricanes: There were a total of 88 August TCs that achieved "major" hurricane (MH) intensity during the month of August-three of which were "July" TCs that reached this intensity for the first time during the month of August, as well. These figures would constitute a statistical mean of one August MH every 1.85 years-essentially, one every other year-on average.

d) The most intense August hurricane: Hurricane Allen holds the record as the most intense August hurricane for anywhere in the Atlantic basin. It was a category five hurricane with a MSW of 190 mph and a B.P. of 899 mb on August 7 at 18 UTC.

e) The most recent August tropical storm: There were two separate tropical storms (Erin and Fernand) that developed during the 2013 H season. Neither of them achieved hurricane status.

f) The most recent "August" hurricane: H Kirk of 2012 achieved category two intensity (105 mph/970 mb), around 2 am ADT on August 31. At the time, It had already begun its recurvature over the N central Atlantic, passing well away from any land masses. It would subsequently weaken below H intensity at 8 am ADT on September 1.

g) The longest period without an "August" tropical storm: There have only been two periods of consecutive years without a TC developing anywhere in the Atlantic basin, during the month of August. They were 1904-1906 and 1919-1924. In addition, only 19 of the 163 hurricane seasons (8.6%) in the historical record, didn't have a TS form during the entire month of August.

h) The most tropical storms to develop in one season: The 2004 North Atlantic basin hurricane season was the most prolific for "August" TS formations. There were a total of 8 TCs that achieved TS intensity during the month of August. One of these was TS Alex which was a July TC that didn't achieve TS intensity until the month of August.

i) The most hurricanes to develop in one season: The 1893 Atlantic basin hurricane season holds the record for spawning the most TCs of hurricane intensity-in August-with 5.

j) The most "major" hurricanes to develop in one season: The 1886 and 1893 seasons each spawned 3 MHs during their respective seasons.
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12. ncforecaster
4:03 AM GMT on August 05, 2014
2) All U.S. Tropical Storm Landfalls:

a) Total number of U.S. tropical storm strikes: There were a total of 132 August TS or STS systems that made a U.S. landfall (or strike) during the aforementioned 163 year period. This equates to one August TS landfall (or strike) per 1.24 years. Moreover, a full 34.3% of all Atlantic Basin storms made landfall in the U.S. This is a smaller ratio of TC development to TC landfalls in the U.S. compared to that of the previous two months. This is a reflection of the primary breeding grounds (for this time of year) extending farther eastward across the Atlantic Ocean-all the way to the African coastline by the end of the month.

b) Total number of U.S. hurricane strikes: There were 79 hurricanes that made a direct strike on the U.S. coastline du ring the month of August. This equates to one land falling August hurricane every 2.06 years. Furthermore, 34% of all Atlantic Basin hurricanes struck the U.S. coastline.

It is important to note that the 1933 August hurricane also made a U.S. landfall in "July" as well. Consequently, this particular H is accounted for in both respective monthly totals of U.S. H landfalls.

c) Total number of "major" U.S. hurricane strikes: There were 29 "major" hurricanes that made landfall in the U.S. during the month of August. 8 of these made landfall at category four intensity or greater. They are the 1856 "Last Island" La. category four storm, 1886 "Indianola" TX. category four, 1915 "Galveston" TX. category four, 1916 S. TX. category four, 1932 "Freeport" TX. category four, 1969 category five hurricane Camille (La., MS.), 1992 category five hurricane Andrew (S. Fl.), and 2004's hurricane Charley (SW Fl.). These statistics equate to a "major" U.S. land falling hurricane every 5.62 years, a land falling category four or greater hurricane every 20.38 years, and a land falling category five once every 81.5 years, respectively.

d) The most intense U.S. TC landfall: Hurricane Camille of 1969 currently holds the record as the most intense TC to make a U.S. landfall during the month of August. It brushed the extreme SE tip of La. (near Grand Isle) before barreling ashore as a 175 mph/900 mb category five hurricane near Pass Christian, Mississippi.

e) The most recent U.S. hurricane strike: Hurricane Issac of 2012 is the most recent hurricane to have made landfall on the U.S. shoreline during the month of August. It made landfall near Port Fourchon, La. at 3 am CDT on August 29, 2012. At landfall, it was a very large category One hurricane with a MSW of 80 mph and a BP of 966 mb.

f) The most recent U.S. tropical storm strike: Hurricane Issac of August 2012 is also the most recent TC of either TS or H intensity to make a U.S. landfall, during the month of August.

g) The longest period without an "August" U.S. tropical storm strike: The three longest periods of consecutive years without a land falling U.S. TS (in August) are 1872-1879, 1902-1908, and 1919-1924.

h) The most tropical storms to make a U.S. landfall in one season: The 2004 season holds the record for the most land falling tropical storms for the month of August-with 5.

i) The most hurricanes to make a U.S. landfall in one season: The 2004 season also leads the way with 3 land falling U.S. hurricanes, as well. One of those was a land falling category four hurricane (Charley).

j) The most "major" hurricanes to make a U.S. landfall in one season: There have been 30 respective seasons that have produced a MH landfall along some portion of the U.S. shoreline, during the month of August.

FUTURE BLOG ENTRIES:

I will continue to provide an updated blog entry (similar to this one) for all other respective months of a calendar year. Thus, my next blog entry will likely be on "September" TC activity for the period of 1851-2013.

As always, thank you so much for taking the time to read and/or post in my blogs. I hope each one of you have a great rest of the day!:)

Most sincerely,
Tony
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11. ncforecaster
8:53 AM GMT on April 09, 2014
Hey everyone,

This particular blog entry is an updated version of a similar blog entry I wrote last year (to account for the 2013 season and various other HURDAT revisions). In it, we will continue our examination of the entire historical record (1851-present), with a focus on "August" Tropical Cyclone (TC) activity throughout the North Atlantic basin. An "August" TC will be characterized as one that initially developed at some point during the month of August (i.e. August 1-August 31). Those TC's (shown by year) that achieved hurricane (H) and/or "major" hurricane (MH) intensity, will be designated by bold case print in the following respective sections.

ALL TROPICAL STORMS:

Note: These totals include Subtropical Storms (STS), as well.

8 = 2012 (4 H/1 H Sept.).

7 = 1995 (2 H/2 MH), 2004 (2 H/2 MH), and 2011 (1 MH/1 H, MH Sept.).

6 = 1933 (2 MH/1 H Aug., MH Sept.), 1936 (3 H).

5 = 1856 (1 H/2 MH), 1881 (3 H), 1893 (2 H/3 MH), 1969 (1 H/2 MH/1 MH Sept.), 1976 (2 H/1 MH/1 H Aug., MH Sept.), 1990 (1 H/1 MH), and 2005 (1 H/1 MH).

4 = 1855 (3 H), 1863, 1879 (2 H/2 MH), 1880 (3 H/1 MH), 1901 (2 H/1 H Sept.), 1909 (1 MH), 1916 (2 H/1 MH), 1918 (2 H/1 MH), 1942 (2 H/1 MH), 1945 (1 MH), 1950 (2 H/2 MH), 1955 (1 H/2 MH), 1958 (2 MH/1 H Aug., MH Sept.), 1971 (2 H), 1974 (1 STS/1 MH/1 H Aug., MH Sept.), 1978 (1 H/1 H Aug., MH Sept.), 1984 (1 STS), 1993 (1 MH), 1996 (1 H/1 MH/1 H Aug., MH Sept.), 1998 (1 MH/1 H/1 H Sept.), 1999 (2 MH/1 H), 2000 (1 MH/1 H), 2008 (1 MH/1 H Sept.), 2009 (1 MH), and 2010 (2 MH).

3 = 1853 (1 H Aug., MH Sept.), 1869, 1871 (1 H/2 MH), 1878, 1885 (1 H/1 MH), 1886 (3 MH), 1911 (2 H), 1913 (1 H Sept.), 1915 (1 MH/1 H Aug., MH Sept./1 H Sept.), 1932 (1 H/1 MH/1 MH Sept.), 1935 (1 MH/1 MH Sept.), 1938 (1 MH/1 H), 1940, 1949 (1 H/1 MH), 1951 (1 MH/1 MH Sept.), 1953 (1 H/1 MH Sept.), 1964 (1 MH), 1979 (1 MH/1 MH Sept.), 1980 (2 H/1 MH), 1981 (1 H/1 STS Aug., H Sept.), 1985 (2 H/1 H Aug., MH Sept.), 1987 (1 H), 1988, 1989 (1 H/1 H Aug., MH Sept./ 1 H Sept.), 2001, 2002, 2003 (1 H/1 MH), 2006 (1 H), and 2007 (1 MH/1 MH Sept.).

2 = 1860 (1 H/1 MH), 1861, 1867, 1874 (1 H/1 H Sept.), 1883 (1 H/1 MH), 1887 (2 MH), 1888 (1 MH/1 H Aug, MH Sept.), 1890 (1 MH), 1891 (1 H/1 MH), 1894 (1 MH Sept.), 1895 (1 H), 1898, 1899 (1 H/1 MH), 1906 (1 H Aug., MH Sept.), 1910, 1917 (1 H Aug., MH Sept.), 1924 (1 H/1 MH), 1925 (1 H), 1928, 1930 (1 MH/1 H Aug., MH Sept.), 1931, 1934 (1 H), 1937, 1939 (1 H), 1943 (1 MH), 1944 (1 MH), 1947 (2 H), 1948 (1 MH), 1952 (1 H/1 H Aug., MH Sept.), 1954 (1 H/1 MH?), 1960 (1 H/1 MH Sept.), 1962 (1 H), 1965 (1 H/1 H Aug., MH Sept.), 1970, 1972 (1 H), 1973 (1 H), 1975 (1 H/1 MH), 1983 (1 H/1 MH), 1994 (1 H), and 2013.

1 = 1851 (MH), 1852 (MH), 1854, 1858, 1859, 1862, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1870, 1872, 1873 (MH), 1875, 1877, 1882, 1889, 1892, 1896 (H Aug., MH Sept.), 1897 (H Sept.), 1900 (MH Sept.), 1903 (MH), 1908, 1926 (MH), 1927 (MH), 1946, 1956 (MH), 1957, 1959, 1963 (MH), 1966 (MH), 1967 (H Sept.), 1968, 1977 (H Aug., MH Sept.), 1982, 1986, 1991 (MH), and 1992 (MH).

0 = 1857, 1868, 1876, 1884, 1902, 1904, 1905, 1907, 1912, 1914, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1929, 1941, 1961, and 1997.

Note: Storm #5 of 1948, Storm #6 (MH Dora) of the 1964 season, and storm #4 (H Debby) of 1988 were each a late "August" TC that didn't achieve TS intensity until the succeeding month of September.

In addition: Storm #3 of 1853 (MH), storm #5 of 1856 (TS), storm #3 of 1864 (TS), storm #4 of 1867 (TS), storm #2 of 1870 (H), storm #5 of 1871 (H), storm #2 of 1872 (H), storm #3 of 1874 (H), storm #4 of 1879 (MH), storm #4 of 1880 (TS), storm #5 of 1880 (H), storm #4 of 1888 (MH), storm #3 of 1890 (H), storm #3 of 1894 (MH), storm #2 of 1896 (MH), storm #1 of 1897 (H), storm #2 of 1898 (TS), storm #3 of 1899 (H), storm #1 of 1900 (MH), storm #7 of 1901 (H), storm #4 of 1906 (MH), storm #5 of 1908 (TS), storm #4 of 1913 (H), storm #3 of 1915 (MH), storm #4 of 1915 (H), storm #8 of 1916 (TS), storm #3 of 1917 (MH), storm #4 of 1918 (TS), storm #4 of 1924 (H), storm #2 of 1930 (MH), storm #3 of 1932 (TS), storm #4 of 1932 (MH), storm #11 of 1933 (MH), storm #12 of 1933 (MH), storm #5 of 1934 (TS), storm #2 of 1935 (MH), storm #3 of 1935 (TS), storm #11 of 1936 (H), storm #4 of 1940 (H), storm #4 of 1942 (TS), storm #6 of 1945 (TS), storm #3 of 1948 (H), storm #4 of 1948 (TS), storm #3 of 1949 (TS), storm #3 of 1950 (H Charlie), storm #4 of 1950 (MH Dog), storm #4 of 1951 (MH Dog), storm #2 of 1952 (TS Able), storm #3 of 1952 (MH Baker), storm #3 of 1953 (TS), storm #4 (MH Carol), storm #4 of 1954 (H Dolly), storm #5 of 1958 (MH Ella), storm #5 of 1960 (MH Donna), storm #5 of 1964 (H Cleo), storm #3 of 1965 (MH Betsy), storm #6 of 1966 (H Faith), storm #1 of 1967 (H Arlene), storm #6 of 1969 (MH Francelia), storm #3 of 1972 (TS Betty), storm #4 of 1972 (TS Carrie), storm #4 of 1973 (TS Christine), storm #5 of 1974 (H Becky), storm #6 (MH Carmen), storm #4 of 1975 (H Doris), storm #6 of 1976 (H Emmy), storm #7 of 1976 (MH Frances), storm #1 of 1977 (MH Anita), storm #6 of 1978 (MH Ella), storm #4 of 1979 (MH David), storm #5 of 1979 (TS Elena), storm #6 of 1979 (MH Frederic), storm #5 of 1981 (H Emily), storm #3 of 1982 (TS Beryl), storm #3 of 1984 (TS Bertha), storm #4 of 1984 (TS Cesar), storm #5 (MH Elena), storm #6 of 1989 (H Felix), storm #7 of 1989 (MH Gabrielle), storm #7 of 1990 (MH Gustav), storm #5 of 1993 (MH Emily), storm #9 of 1995 (H Iris), storm #11 of 1995 (TS Karen), storm #12 of 1995 (MH Luis), storm #5 of 1996 (MH Edouard), storm #6 of 1996 (MH Fran), storm #7 of 1996 (TS Gustav), storm #4 of 1998 (H Danielle), storm #5 of 1998 (H Earl), storm #4 of 1999 (TS Dennis), storm #4 of 2002 (TS Dolly), storm #6 of 2003 (MH Fabian), storm #6 of 2004 (MH Frances), storm #7 of 2004 (TS Gaston), storm #6 of 2006 (TS Ernesto), storm #6 of 2007 (MH Felix), storm #7 of 2008 (H Gustav), storm #8 of 2008 (H Hannah), storm #7 of 2010 (MH Earl), storm #8 of 2010 (TS Fiona), storm #11 of 2011 (MH Katia), storm #11 of 2012 (H Kirk), and storm #12 of 2012 (H Leslie) were each an August TC of at least TS intensity that were also of at least TS intensity into the month of September as well. Each storms respective "September" maximum intensity is listed in parenthesis.



This is a visible satellite image of the most intense "August" TC to have ever been observed anywhere within the Atlantic Basin. At the time of this satellite image (around 955 am EDT on August 7, 1980), Hurricane "Allen" was near its peak intensity-with a maximum sustained wind (MSW) of 190 mph and a lowest barometric pressure (BP) of 899 mb. Image courtesy of "NOAA".

ALL U.S. TROPICAL STORM LANDFALLS:

Note: These totals include all U.S. land falling TCs of at least Subtropical or Tropical Storm intensity.

5 = 2004 (2 H/1 MH).

4 = 1955 (1 H/1 MH).

3 = 1856 (1 H/1 MH) and 1881 (1 H).

2 = 1871 (1 H/1 MH), 1879 (1 H/1 MH), 1880 (1 H/1 MH), 1885 (1 H), 1886 (1 MH), 1887 (1 H), 1893 (1 H/1 MH), 1895 (1 H), 1898 (2 H), 1899 (1 H, TS July/1 MH), 1909 (1 H), 1911 (2 H), 1915 (1 H/1 MH), 1916 (1 MH), 1918 (1 H/1 MH), 1928 (1 H), 1932 (1 MH/1 H Sept.), 1933 (1 H/1 H July, Aug.), 1940, 1942 (1 H/1 MH), 1944 (1 H), 1947 (1 H), 1949 (1 H/1 MH), 1950 (1 H), 1953 (1 H), 1964 (1 H), 1976 (1 H), 1983 (1 MH), 1985 (1 H), 1988, 1995 (1 H), 1998 (1 H), 1999 (1 MH), 2003, and 2008.

1 = 1851 (MH), 1852 (MH), 1860 (1 MH), 1861, 1865, 1867, 1869, 1888 (1 MH), 1890, 1891, 1894, 1901, 1910, 1924, 1926 (MH), 1927, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1945, 1952, 1954 (MH), 1957, 1958, 1962, 1969 (MH), 1970 (MH), 1971, 1975, 1978, 1980 (MH), 1981, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992 (MH), 1993 (MH), 1994, 2001, 2002, 2005 (MH), 2006, 2009, 2011, and 2012 .

0 = 1853, 1854, 1855, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1866, 1868, 1870, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1889, 1892, 1896, 1897, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1925, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1935, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1948, 1951, 1956, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1990, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2007, 2010, and 2013.

Note: Storm #2 of 1899 also made a U.S. landfall as a TS in July, as well as a H here in August.

Storm #3 of 1932 made landfall during the month of August as a TS, then made a subsequent landfall as a H during the month of September.

Storm #5 of 1933 was a H that made landfall in the U.S. during both the month of July and August.

Storm #3 of 1953 was a TS that made landfall during the months of August and September, respectively.

Hurricane Elena of 1985 impacted the U.S. coastline with TS-force conditions in August, before making a direct H landfall during the following month of September.

H Dennis of 1999 impacted the U.S. coastline with TS-force conditions in August, before making a direct U.S. landfall during the following month of September, as a TS.

ALL U.S. HURRICANE LANDFALLS:

3 = 2004 (1 MH).

2 = 1856 (1 MH), 1871 (1 MH), 1879 (1 MH), 1880 (1 MH), 1893 (1 MH), 1898, 1899 (1 MH), 1911, 1915 (1 MH), 1918 (1 MH), 1933 (1 July/Aug.), 1940, 1942 (1 MH), 1949 (1 MH), and 1955 (1 MH).

1 = 1851 (MH), 1852 (MH), 1860 (MH), 1861, 1869, 1881, 1885, 1886 (MH), 1887, 1888 (MH), 1891, 1895, 1901, 1909, 1916 (MH), 1924, 1926 (MH), 1928, 1932 (MH), 1938, 1939, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954 (MH), 1964, 1969 (MH), 1970 (MH), 1976, 1980 (MH), 1983 (MH), 1985, 1986, 1989. 1991, 1992 (MH), 1993 (MH), 1995, 1998, 1999 (MH), 2005 (MH), 2011, and 2012.

Note: Storm #2 of 1899 made a U.S. landfall as a TS in July, as well as a H in August. Also, Storm #5 of 1933 was a H that made landfall in the U.S. during both the months of July and August, respectively.

ALL U.S. MAJOR HURRICANE LANDFALLS:

1 = 1851, 1852, 1856, 1860, 1871, 1879, 1880, 1886, 1888, 1893, 1899, 1915, 1916, 1918, 1926, 1932, 1942, 1949, 1954, 1955, 1969, 1970, 1980, 1983, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2004, and 2005.



This is a visible satellite image of the most intense TC to ever make a U.S. landfall during the month of August. At the time that this particular satellite image was taken (2240Z on 8/16/69), H "Camille" was a rapidly intensifying and powerful category five H-with a MSW of 160 mph and a lowest barometric pressure of 905 mb. By the time H Camille ultimately came ashore-around 1030 pm CDT on August 17, 1969, she had a MSW of 175 mph and a lowest barometric pressure of 900 mb. As a result, H Camille is also the second most intense hurricane to have ever been known to make a landfall in the U.S.

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10. ncforecaster
7:52 AM GMT on February 03, 2013
I have just updated this blog to account for HURDAT revisions completed for the period of 1936-1940.
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9. ncforecaster
7:48 AM GMT on February 03, 2013
LIST OF ALL AUGUST U.S. HURRICANE STRIKES (1851-2013):

1) 4-8/23/1851$ 2100Z 30.1N 85.7W 100 3 --- (950) ---- --- AFL3,IGA1 "Great Middle Florida"
2) 1-8/22/1852$ 1200Z 23.8N 81.1W 90 2 --- (970) ---- --- BFL2 ---
2) 1-8/26/1852 0600Z 30.2N 88.6W 100 3 10 961 ---- --- AL3,MS3,LA2,AFL1 "Great Mobile"
3) 1-8/10/1856$ 1800Z 29.2N 91.1W 130 4 10 934 ---- --- LA4 "Last Island"
4) 5-8/31/1856$ 0600Z 30.2N 85.9W 90 2 --- (965) ---- --- AFL2,IAL1,IGA1 "Southeastern States"
5) 1-8/11/1860$ 2000Z 29.2N 90.0W 110 3 --- (945) ---- --- LA3,MS3,AL2 ---
6) 2-8/16/1861$* 0000Z 24.2N 82.0W 70 1 --- (978) ---- --- BFL1 "Key West"
7) 2-8/17/1869 0700Z 28.1N 96.8W 90 2 --- (965) ---- --- BTX2 "Lower Texas Coast"
8) 3-8/17/1871$ 0200Z 27.1N 80.2W 100 3 30 955 1016 --- CFL3,DFL1,AFL1 ---
9) 4-8/25/1871$ 0500Z 27.6N 80.3W 90 2 --- (965) ---- --- CFL2,DFL1 ---
10) 2-8/18/1879 1200Z 34.5N 76.8W 100 3 15 971 1014 --- NC3,VA2 ---
10) 2-8/19/1879 0600Z 41.4N 70.8W 70 1 --- 984 ---- --- MA1 ---
11) 3-8/23/1879 0200Z 29.6N 94.4W 90 2 --- 964 ---- --- CTX2,LA2 ---
12) 2-8/13/1880# 0100Z 25.8N 97.0W 110 3 10 931 ---- --- ATX3 ---
13) 4-8/29/1880$ 1200Z 28.2N 80.6W 90 2 --- 972 ---- --- CFL2,DFL1 ---
13) 4-8/31/1880 0400Z 29.7N 84.8W 70 1 --- (982) ---- --- AFL1 ---
14) 5-8/28/1881 0200Z 31.7N 81.1W 90 2 15 970 ---- --- GA2,SC1 ---
15) 2-8/25/1885 1200Z 32.6N 80.1W 90 2 --- 970 ---- --- SC2,NC1,GA1,DFL1 ---
16) 5-8/20/1886 1300Z 28.1N 96.8W 130 4 15 925 ---- --- BTX4 "Indianola"
17) 6-8/20/1887* 1200Z 35.0N 75.0W 65 1 --- (946) ---- --- NC1 ---
18) 3-8/16/1888$ 1900Z 25.8N 80.1W 110 3 --- (945) ---- --- CFL3,BFL1 ---
18) 3-8/19/1888 1600Z 29.1N 90.7W 95 2 --- (960) ---- --- LA2,IMS1 ---
19) 3-8/24/1891$ 1500Z 25.4N 80.2W 70 1 --- (985) ---- --- CFL1 ---
20) 4-8/24/1893 1200Z 40.7N 73.9W 75 1 30 986 ---- --- NY1,CT1 "Midnight Storm"
21) 6-8/28/1893 0500Z 31.7N 81.1W 100 3 25 954 1010 --- GA3,SC3,INC1,DFL1 "Sea Islands"
22) 2-8/30/1895# 0400Z 25.0N 97.6W 65 1 --- (963) ---- --- ATX1 ---
23) 1-8/2/1898 2300Z 29.7N 84.8W 70 1 --- (982) ---- --- AFL1 ---
24) 2-8/31/1898 0700Z 32.1N 80.8W 75 1 --- (980) ---- --- GA1,SC1 ---
25) 2-8/1/1899 1700Z 29.7N 84.7W 85 2 10 979 1014 150 AFL2 ---
26) 3-8/18/1899 0100Z 35.2N 75.8W 105 3 --- (945) 1014 250 NC3 ---
27) 4-8/14/1901 2100Z 29.3N 89.6W 75 1 --- (973) 1010 300 LA1 ---
27) 4-8/15/1901 1700Z 30.4N 88.8W 75 1 35 973 1010 300 MS1,AL1 ---
28) 6-8/27/1909# 2200Z 23.7N 97.7W 65 1 --- (955) 1009 250 ATX1 ---
29) 2-8/11/1911 2200Z 30.3N 87.5W 70 1 --- (982) 1013 250 AFL1,AL1 ---
30) 3-8/28/1911 1000Z 32.2N 80.7W 85 2 25 972 1014 225 GA1,SC2 ---
31) 1-8/1/1915 1800Z 28.7N 80.8W 65 1 15 990 1015 175 DFL1 ---
32) 2-8/17/1915 0700Z 29.2N 95.1W 115 4 25 940 1009 325 CTX4,BTX1,LA1 "Galveston"
33) 6-8/18/1916 2200Z 27.0N 97.4W 115 4 25 932 1012 250 ATX4 ---
34) 1-8/6/1918 1800Z 29.8N 93.2W 105 3 10 (955) 1012 150 LA3,CTX1 ---
35) 3-8/24/1918 2100Z 34.8N 76.8W 65 1 30 (988) 1017 225 NC1 ---
36) 3-8/26/1924* 0400Z 35.5N 74.8W 65 1 35 963 1009 275 NC1 ---
36) 3-8/26/1924* 1900Z 41.2N 70.2W 65 1 40 968 1009 275 MA1 ---
37) 3-8/25/1926 2300Z 29.2N 90.9W 100 3 20 955 1012 275 LA3 ---
38) 1-8/8/1928 0700Z 27.3N 80.2W 85 2 10 977 1014 150 CFL2 ---
39) 2-8/14/1932 0400Z 29.0N 95.2W 130 4 10 935 1011 200 CTX4,BTX1 "Freeport"
40) 5-8/5/1933# 0100Z 25.8N 97.2W 80 1 25 975 1010 200 ATX1 ---
41) 7-8/23/1933 1000Z 35.8N 75.6W 80 1 40 963 1008 300 NC1,VA1,MD1 ---
42) 3-8/15/1938 0100Z 29.8N 93.4W 65 1 --- (995) 1010 100 LA1 ---
43) 2-8/11/1939 2300Z 27.2N 80.2W 65 1 --- (987) 1012 100 CFL1 ---
43) 2-8/13/1939 0600Z 30.4N 86.4W 65 1 --- 985 1015 200 AFL1 ---
44) 2-8/7/1940 2100Z 29.7N 94.1W 85 2 10 972 1011 225 CTX2, LA2 ---
45) 3-8/11/1940 2000Z 32.1N 80.8W 85 2 25 972 1014 225 SC2, GA1 ---
46) 2-8/21/1942 1300Z 29.5N 94.6W 65 1 --- 992 1010 100 CTX1 ---------------
47) 3-8/30/1942 0900Z 28.3N 96.6W 100 3 20 950 1007 250 BTX3,CTX2 ---------------
48) 3-8/1/1944 2300Z 33.9N 78.1W 70 1 10 985 1014 175 NC1 ---------------
49) 5-8/27/1945 1200Z 28.2N 96.7W 100 3 10 963 1010 150 BTX3,ATX1,CTX1 ---------------
50) 3-8/24/1947 2200Z 29.2N 94.9W 70 1 --- 984 1010 75 CTX1 ---------------
51) 1-8/24/1949* 1200Z 34.3N 76.1W 70 1 25 977 1016 175 NC1 ---------------
52) 2-8/26/1949 2300Z 26.6N 80.0W 115 4 20 954 1011 225 CFL4,BFL1,AFL1,DFL1,GA1 ---------------
53) 2-8/31/1950 0300Z 30.2N 88.0W 75 1 20 979 1003 250 AL1, AFL1 Baker
53) 2-8/31/1950 0400Z 30.7N 87.9W 75 1 20 979 1003 250 CFL4,BFL2,DFL1 Baker

54) 1952 Aug SC, 1 1 985 ----- Able
55) 1953 Aug NC, 1 1 987 ----- Barbara
56) 1954 Aug NY, 3; CT, 3; RI, 3; NC, 2 3 960 ----- Carol
57) 1955 Aug NC, 3; VA, 1 3 962 ----- Connie
58) 1955 Aug NC, 1 1 987 ----- Diane
59) 1964 Aug FL, SE2 2 968 ----- Cleo
60) 1969 Aug LA, 5; MS, 5 5 909 ----- Camille
61) 1970 Aug TX, S3 3 945 ----- Celia
62) 1976 Aug NY, 1 1 980 ----- Belle
63) 1980 Aug TX, S3 3 945 100 Allen

64) 1-8/18/1983 0700Z 29.1N 95.1W 100 3 --- 962 ---- --- CTX3 Alicia
65) 4-8/15/1985 1630Z 29.6N 92.7W 80 1 --- 987 ---- --- LA1 Danny
66) 3-8/17/1986 1400Z 34.7N 76.5W 65 1 --- 990 ---- --- NC1 Charley
67) 3-8/1/1989 1300Z 29.6N 94.4W 70 1 --- 986 ---- --- CTX1 Chantal
68) 2-8/19/1991 1720Z 41.2N 71.6W 90 2 --- 962 ---- --- RI2,MA2,NY2,CT2 Bob
69) 2-8/24/1992 0905Z 25.5N 80.3W 145 5 --- 922 ---- --- CFL5,BFL4 Andrew
69) 2-8/26/1992 0830Z 29.6N 91.5W 100 3 --- 956 ---- --- LA3 Andrew
70) 5-8/31/1993* 2100Z 35.2N 75.1W 100 3 --- 961 ---- --- NC3 Emily
71) 5-8/2/1995 0615Z 27.7N 80.3W 75 1 --- 984 ---- --- CFL1 Erin
71) 5-8/3/1995% 1330Z 30.0N 86.8W 85 2 --- --- ---- --- AFL2 Erin
71) 5-8/3/1995 1600Z 30.3N 87.2W 75 1 --- 973 ---- --- AFL1 Erin
72) 2-8/24/1998 0000Z 34.4N 77.7W 95 2 --- 964 ---- --- NC2 Bonnie
73) 2-8/23/1999 0000Z 26.9N 97.4W 100 3 --- 951 ---- --- ATX3 Bret
74) 1-8/3/2004* 1700Z 35.1N 75.4W 70 1 --- 972 ---- --- NC1 Alex
75) 3-8/13/2004 1945Z 26.6N 82.2W 130 4 --- 941 ---- --- BFL4 Charley
75) 3-8/13/2004 2045Z 26.9N 82.1W 125 4 --- 942 ---- --- BFL4,CFL1,DFL1 Charley
75) 3-8/14/2004 1400Z 33.0N 79.4W 70 1 --- 992 ---- --- SC1 Charley
75) 3-8/14/2004 1600Z 33.8N 78.7W 65 1 --- 997 ---- --- SC1 Charley
76) 7-8/29/2004 1400Z 33.0N 79.6W 65 1 --- 985 ---- --- SC1 Gaston
77) 11-8/25/2005 2230Z 26.0N 80.1W 70 1 --- 984 ---- --- CFL1,BFL1 Katrina
77) 11-8/29/2005 1110Z 29.3N 89.6W 110 3 --- 920 ---- --- LA3 Katrina
77) 11-8/29/2005 1445Z 30.2N 89.6W 105 3 --- 928 ---- --- LA3,MS3,AL1 Katrina
78) 9-8/27/2011 1200Z 34.7N 76.6W 75 1 --- 952 ---- --- NC1 Irene

79) 2012 Aug LA, 1 1 966 70 Isaac
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8. ncforecaster
7:37 AM GMT on February 03, 2013
List of all known U.S. Tropical Storm strikes for the period of 1851-1950:

Note: This list doesn't include any tropical cyclones that made a TS landfall as well as a hurricane strike on the U.S. shoreline.

1) 3 8/19/1856 1100Z 34.8 76.4 50 NC
2) 3 8/22/1865* 1800Z 34.5 74.6 40 NC
3) 2 8/2/1867* 0100Z 34.9 75.0 60 NC
3) 2 8/2/1867* 2200Z 40.9 69.3 50 MA
4) 1- 8/3/1881 1300Z 30.2 88.3 50 AL
5) 2- 8/13/1881 2100Z 28.0 96.9 40 TX
6) 3- 8/22/1885 2300Z 30.1 85.7 50 FL
7) 6-8/23/1886*$ 0600Z 26.3 78.7 35 FL
8) 7-8/25/1887* 0600Z 35.0 74.4 50 NC
9) 2-8/27/1890 1600Z 29.1 90.9 50 LA
10) 2-8/7/1894 1800Z 30.3 87.6 50 AL
11) 1-8/15/1895 1900Z 29.3 89.6 50 LA
11) 1-8/16/1895 1300Z 30.2 88.8 45 MS
12) 8-8/29/1909 0900Z 26.4 80.1 45 FL
13) 2-8/21/1910# 0000Z 25.7 97.2 40 TX
14) 7-8/25/1916 0800Z 25.6 80.3 40 FL
15) 1-8/24/1927* 1800Z 38.0 71.5 60 MA
16) 2-8/13/1928 0300Z 24.7 81.4 60 FL
16) 2-8/14/1928 1400Z 29.9 84.7 45 FL
17) 3 8/30/1932 0400Z 25.3 80.3 55 FL
18) 9 8/21/1936 2200Z 28.9 80.8 50 FL
19) 3 8/30/1937 1400Z 29.1 80.9 60 FL
20) 5 8/22/1944* 1800Z 25.0 97.8 40 TX
21) 1 8/2/1947 0000Z# 25.6 97.3 45 TX
22) 1 8/20/1950 0600Z* 34.4 74.3 35 NC Able
22) 1 8/21/1950 0600Z* 41.2 67.3 40 MA Able

Notes:

# - Indicates that the tropical storm made landfall over Mexico, but
produced tropical storm force winds over Texas. The time and position given
are that of the Mexican landfall. The strongest winds impacted Mexico. Thus the
winds indicated here (for Texas) are lower than in HURDAT and are lower than they
were over Mexico.

* - Indicates that the tropical storm/hurricane center did not make a U.S.
landfall, but did produce tropical storm force winds over land. Position
indicated is point of closest approach. Maximum winds refer, in this table,
to the strongest winds estimated for the United States.

& - Indicates that the tropical storm/hurricane center did make a direct
landfall, but that the strongest winds likely remained offshore. Thus the
winds indicated here are lower than in HURDAT.
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4. ncforecaster
6:23 AM GMT on August 05, 2012
List of all known U.S. Tropical Storm strikes for the period of 1990-2013:

Note: This list doesn't include any tropical cyclones that made a TS landfall as well as a hurricane strike on the U.S. shoreline.

1) 2-8/16/1994 0000Z 30.0 85.6 50 FL Beryl
2) 10-8/23/1995 1800Z 27.0 80.2 35 FL Jerry
3) 3-8/22/1998 1000Z 27.8 97.1 40 TX Charley
4) 2-8/6/2001 0500Z 30.4 86.3 60 FL Barry
5) 2-8/5/2002 0200Z 29.4 89.3 35 LA Bertha
6) 5-8/16/2003# 0600Z 25.6 96.2 35 TX Erika
7) 7-8/31/2003 1100Z 29.0 95.1 35 TX Grace
8) 2-8/12/2004 1400Z 29.6 85.1 40 FL Bonnie
9) 8-8/31/2004 0600Z 41.5 70.9 35 MA Hermine
10) 6-8/30/2006 0300Z 24.9 80.6 40 FL Ernesto
10) 6-8/30/2006 0500Z 25.2 80.7 40 FL Ernesto
10) 6-9/1/2006 0340Z 33.9 78.1 60 NC Ernesto
11) 5-8/5/2008 1200Z 29.6 94.2 55 TX Edouard
12) 6-8/18/2008 2030Z 24.5 81.8 50 FL Fay
12) 6-8/19/2008 0845Z 25.9 81.6 55 FL Fay
12) 6-8/21/2008 1900Z 29.3 81.1 55 FL Fay
12) 6-8/23/2008 0615Z 29.8 84.7 45 FL Fay
13) 3-8/17/2009 0530Z 30.4 86.5 40 FL Claudette

Notes:

# - Indicates that the tropical storm made landfall over Mexico, but
produced tropical storm force winds over Texas. The time and position given
are that of the Mexican landfall. The strongest winds impacted Mexico. Thus the
winds indicated here (for Texas) are lower than in HURDAT and are lower than they
were over Mexico.

* - Indicates that the tropical storm/hurricane center did not make a U.S.
landfall, but did produce tropical storm force winds over land. Position
indicated is point of closest approach. Maximum winds refer, in this table,
to the strongest winds estimated for the United States.

& - Indicates that the tropical storm/hurricane center did make a direct
landfall, but that the strongest winds likely remained offshore. Thus the
winds indicated here are lower than in HURDAT.

14) Storm #4 of 1999 (H Dennis-offshore, N.C.).

Note: All U.S. TS landfalls/strikes for the period of 1851-1935 and 1990-2011 can be found here.
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3. ncforecaster
6:22 AM GMT on August 05, 2012
All U.S. Tropical Storm Landfalls/Strikes (1951-1982):

1) Storm #3 (TS) of 1953. *
2) Storm #1 (TS Brenda) of 1955.
3) Storm #5 (TS) of 1955.
4) Storm #3 (TS Bertha) of 1957.
5) Storm #4 (MH Daisy-offshore) of 1958.
6) Storm #1 (H Alma-offshore) of 1962.
7) Storm #3 (TS Abby) of 1964.
8) Storm #5 (TS Doria) of 1971.
9) Storm #3 (MH Caroline-I) of 1975.
10) Storm #5 (TS Dottie) of 1976.
11) Storm #5 (TS Debra) of 1978.
12) Storm #4 (TS Dennis) of 1981.

* = Denotes that this particular TS also made a U.S. landfall in "September", as well.

I = Denotes that these TC's made landfall in NE MX., but still brought TS-force conditions to S. TX.

HRD Tropical Storm List (1983-1989):

1) 2-8/28/1983 1800Z 25.4 97.5 40 KT. TX Barry
2) 1-8/10/1987 0600Z 29.6 94.5 40 TX Unnamed
3) 2-8/09/1988 0600Z 29.6 89.5 45 LA Beryl
4) 3-8/28/1988 1500Z 32.0 80.9 40 GA Chris

5) Storm #5 (H Elena-offshore, NW Fl.) of 1985.

Note: H Elena brought TS-force conditions to NW Fl. (around Cedar Key) in late August of 1985, while it was stalled about 55 nm off the coast. It would subsequently make landfall as a category three MH on September 2 near Biloxi, Mississippi.
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1. ncforecaster
5:03 AM GMT on August 05, 2012
Once again, I want to list the resources I used for ensuring absolute accuracy while compiling the historical data.

1) HRD HURDAT Reanalysis database:

http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/hurdat/Data_Storm.ht ml

2) NOAA Miami Regional Library::

http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/general/lib/lib1/nhclib/ mwreviews/mwreviews.html

3) NHC/TPC Archive of Hurricane Seasons:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pastall.shtml
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