Hurricanes & Tropical Storms - October 2013


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Note: This report catalogs recent tropical cyclones across the North Atlantic and East Pacific 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.

North Atlantic


October 2013 Tropical Cyclone Counts
Storm Type October 2013 October 1981-2010 Average Record Most for October
Period of Record: 1851-2013
Tropical Storm
(Winds > 39 mph)
3 1.9 6
(1870, 1887, 1950, 2005)
Hurricane
(Winds > 74 mph)
0 1.1
6 (1870)
Major Hurricane
(Winds > 111 mph)
0 0.4 2
(1878, 1893, 1894, 1950, 1961, 1964, 1995, 2005)

October 2013 Individual Tropcal Cyclones
Tropical Storm Jerry September 30th–October 3rd 50 mph 999 mb N/A
Tropical Storm Karen October 5th–October 6th 65 mph mb Remnant low impacted the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida
Tropical Storm Lorenzo October 21th–October 24th 50 mph 1003 mb N/A

East Pacific


October 2013 Tropical Cyclone Counts
Storm Type October 2013 October 1981-2010 Average Record Most for October
Period of Record: 1949-2013
Tropical Strorm
(Winds > 39 mph)
4 2.1 5
(1992)
Hurricane
(Winds > 74 mph)
1 1.2
3
(1957, 1983, 1985, 1998, 2003)
Major Hurricane
(Winds > 111 mph)
1 0.6
3
(1983)

October 2013 Individual Tropcal Cyclones

Name Dates of winds
>39 mph
Maximum
Sustained Winds
Minimum
Central Pressure
Landfall
Tropical Storm Narda October 6th–10th 65 mph 998 mb N/A
Tropical Storm Octave October 13th–15th 65 mph 995 mb N/A — Impacts along Baja California, Mexico
Tropical Storm Priscilla October 14th–17th 45 mph 1001 mb N/A
Hurricane Raymond October 20th–30th 125 mph 949 mb N/A — Impacts along Mexico's Pacific Coast

Citing This Report

NOAA National Climatic Data Center, State of the Climate: Hurricanes & Tropical Storms for October 2013, published online November 2013, retrieved on July 25, 2014 from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/tropical-cyclones/2013/10.