At the halfway mark of the hurricane season on September 1, the Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) stood at about 30. The average ACE accumulated by this date (averaged over the period from 1950 to present) is 62.9. After the recent spate of activity in the Atlantic that brought us Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia, and now Maria, the total ACE so far this season in the Atlantic is skyrocketing.Topics: Tropical | Hurricane |
Hurricane Irma may be gone, but it will certainly be a storm for the record books. Not only was it one of the most powerful hurricanes seen in the Atlantic since the advent of the satellite era, but Irma was notable for how long it was able to maintain its very high intensity.
September 1 marked the halfway point in the Atlantic hurricane season – at least according to the calendar. That means we still have three more months to go. Typically, activity is low in June and July and by the time August arrives we’ve had just a few named storms and maybe one hurricane. It is often during the last half of August that activity quickly ramps up toward the peak in mid-September, and then the Atlantic usually stays busy into October before settling down for the concluding month of November.Topics: Frontier | Hurricane |