The USA Today reports this weekend that “the six named storms whirling at once this week in the Atlantic and Pacific hit a record first set in 1992”.
The Weather Channel said: “While Humberto and Kiko were spinning in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific, four new tropical cyclones formed Tuesday: Imelda and Jerry in the Atlantic Basin, and Mario and Lorena in the Eastern Pacific Basin.”
According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), “this combined number of active storms in both basins was believed to tie a modern record, set in September 1992”.
The NHC also said there have been as many as “five active Atlantic tropical cyclones at once, which occurred Sept. 10-12, 1971”.
“In the eastern Pacific, on Aug. 26, 1974, there were five simultaneous named storms of at least tropical storm strength, Phil Klotzbach, a tropical scientist at Colorado State University, told weather.com,” the report said.
“September is the peak month for hurricane and tropical storm activity in both the Atlantic and Pacific, NOAA reports.”
The Weather Channel also issued this reminder: “In September, ocean temperatures are nearly at their yearly peak, and shearing winds that can rip apart tropical storms and hurricanes are typically at their lowest.”
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