Hurricanes & Tropical Storms - August 2010


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Note: This report catalogs recent tropical cyclones and places each basin's tropical cyclone activity in a climate-scale context. It is not updated in real time. Users seeking real time status and forecasts of tropical cyclones should visit The National Hurricane Center.


Atlantic Basin

Colin
Tropical Storm Colin Satellite Image
Colin Track
Tropical Storm Colin Forecast Track

Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Colin
Cyclogenesis Date 08/03
Cyclolysis Date 08/07
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category TS
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 58 mph (50 kt or 93 km/h)
Min Pressure 1006 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 2.2506 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds) N/A
Deaths 0
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.


Hurricane Danielle was the second hurricane and first major hurricane of the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The storm first developed as a tropical depression off the Cape Verde Islands on August 21st. The next day the system strengthened into a tropical storm and was named Danielle. By the 23rd the storm stregthened into a hurricane. Between the 23rd and 26th Danielle fluctuated between Category 1 and Category 2 strength. On the 27th, Danielle moved into an environment with warmer sea surface temperatures and lower atmospheric wind shear. Danielle quickly strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 132 mph (212 km/hr) and a central minimum pressure of 942 mbar. At its peak intensity, Danielle began moving northwardly and eventually northeasterly, passing a few hundred miles east of Bermuda. Danielle began to weaken, and by the 31st Danielle became extra-tropical without having directly impacted any landmass. However, two deaths on the U.S. east coast were blamed on the violent rip currents caused by Danielle.

Danielle
Tropical Storm Danielle Satellite Image
Danielle Track
Tropical Storm Danielle Forecast Track

Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Danielle
Cyclogenesis Date 08/22
Cyclolysis Date 08/30
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category Cat 4
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 132 mph (115 kt or 212 km/h)
Min Pressure 942 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 21.7925 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds) N/A
Deaths 2
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.


Earl formed off the west coast of Africa as a tropical depression and soon developed into a tropical storm on August 25th. Earl was later classified as a major hurricane, reaching Category 4 status on August 31st. The storm reached its peak on September 2nd with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph (233 km/hr). This was the strongest Atlantic hurricane since 2007. The storm's path took Earl over the Bahamas and eastern Caribbean, nearing the Outer Banks of North Carolina and moving northeastward, parallel to the eastern U.S. seaboard. However, the storm remained a few hundred miles offshore, passing near southern New England. Earl weakened and eventually made landfall as a tropical storm on September 4th in Nova Scotia, Canada before dissipating completely over land the next day.

Earl
Tropical Storm Earl Satellite Image
Earl Track
Tropical Storm Earl Forecast Track

Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Earl
Cyclogenesis Date 08/25
Cyclolysis Date 09/05
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category Cat 4
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 144 mph (125 kt or 231 km/h)
Min Pressure 928 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 28.4175 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds) 09/03–near Western Head, Nova Scotia (60 kt or 113 km/h)
09/04–Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (60 kt or 113 km/h)
09/03–09/06 Total Precip (map)
Deaths 3
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.


Fiona
Tropical Storm Fiona Satellite Image
Fiona Track
Tropical Storm Fiona Forecast Track

Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Fiona
Cyclogenesis Date 08/30
Cyclolysis Date 09/03
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category TS
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 58 mph (50 kt or 93 km/h)
Min Pressure 997 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 3.0075 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds) N/A
Deaths 0
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.


Northeast Pacific Basin

Estelle
Tropical Storm Estelle Satellite Image
Estelle Track
Tropical Storm Estelle Forecast Track


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Estelle
Cyclogenesis Date 08/06
Cyclolysis Date 08/09
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category TS
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 63 mph (55 kt or 102 km/h)
Min Pressure 994 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 2.4375 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds) N/A
Deaths 0
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.


Frank
Tropical Storm Frank Satellite Image
Frank Track
Tropical Storm Frank Forecast Track


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Frank
Cyclogenesis Date 08/22
Cyclolysis Date 08/28
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category TS
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 92 mph (80 kt or 148 km/h)
Min Pressure 980 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 8.3125 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds) N/A
Deaths 0
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.


Northwest Pacific Basin

Dianmu
Tropical Storm Dianmu Satellite Image
Dianmu Track
Tropical Storm Dianmu Forecast Track


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Dianmu
Cyclogenesis Date 08/08
Cyclolysis Date 08/11
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category TS
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 63 mph (55 kt or 102 km/h)
Min Pressure 980 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 2.3800 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds) N/A
Deaths 0
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.


Mindulle
Tropical Storm Mindulle Satellite Image
Mindulle Track
Tropical Storm Mindulle Forecast Track


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Mindulle
Cyclogenesis Date 08/23
Cyclolysis Date 08/24
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category TS
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 69 mph (60 kt or 111 km/h)
Min Pressure 990 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 1.6575 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds) 08/24 - Cua Lo, Vietnam ( 43 kt or 80 km/h)
Deaths 0
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.


Lionrock
Tropical Storm Lionrock Satellite Image
Lionrock Track
Tropical Storm Lionrock Forecast Track


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Lionrock
Cyclogenesis Date 08/28
Cyclolysis Date 09/02
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category TS
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 63 mph (55 kt or 102 km/h)
Min Pressure 985 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 4.0850 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds) N/A
Deaths 0
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.


Kompasu
Tropical Storm Kompasu Satellite Image
Kompasu Track
Tropical Storm Kompasu Forecast Track


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Kompasu
Cyclogenesis Date 08/28
Cyclolysis Date 09/02
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category Cat 1
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 115 mph (95 kt or 185 km/h)
Min Pressure 960 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 10.9350 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds) 09/01 - Ganghwa Island, South Korea (65 kt or 120 km/h)
Deaths 4
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.


Namtheun
Tropical Storm Namtheun Satellite Image
Namtheun Track
Tropical Storm Namtheun Forecast Track


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Namtheun
Cyclogenesis Date 08/30
Cyclolysis Date 08/31
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category TS
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 46 mph (40 kt or 74 km/h)
Min Pressure 994 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) .6875 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds) N/A
Deaths 0
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.

Citing This Report

NOAA National Climatic Data Center, State of the Climate: Hurricanes & Tropical Storms for August 2010, published online September 2010, retrieved on December 21, 2014 from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/tropical-cyclones/2010/8.