Hurricanes & Tropical Storms - August 2013


NCDC added Alaska climate divisions to its nClimDiv dataset on Friday, March 6, 2015, coincident with the release of the February 2015 monthly monitoring report. For more information on this data, please visit the Alaska Climate Divisions FAQ.

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


For the first time since 2002, no hurricanes formed during August in the North Atlantic basin.

August 2013 Tropical Cyclone Counts
Storm Type August 2013 August 1981-2010 Average Record Most for August
Period of Record: 1851-2013
Tropical Strorm
(Winds > 39 mph)
2 3.3
8
(2004)
Hurricane
(Winds > 74 mph)
0 1.6
5
(1893, 1995, 2004)
Major Hurricane
(Winds > 111 mph)
0 0.7 3
(1886, 1893, 1950, 2004)

August 2013 Individual Tropcal Cyclones
Name Dates of winds
>39 mph
Maximum
Sustained Winds
Minimum
Central Pressure
Landfall
Tropical Storm Erin August 15th–18th 40 mph 1006 mb N/A
Tropical Storm Fernand August 25th–26th 60 mph 999 mb Near Veracruz, Mexico

East Pacific


August 2013 Tropical Cyclone Counts
Storm Type August 2013 August 1981-2010 Average Record Most for August
Period of Record: 1949-2013
Tropical Strorm
(Winds > 39 mph)
5 4.2 8
(1968)
Hurricane
(Winds > 74 mph)
2 2.2
6
(1972)
Major Hurricane
(Winds > 111 mph)
0 1.1
4
(1972, 1993)

August 2013 Individual Tropcal Cyclones

Name Dates of winds
>39 mph
Maximum
Sustained Winds
Minimum
Central Pressure
Landfall
Hurricane Gil July 30th–August 7th 85 mph 985 mb N/A
Hurricane Henriette August 3rd–11th 105 mph 976 mb N/A
Tropical Storm Ivo August 25th–30th 45 mph 998 mb N/A — minor impacts in Baja California Sur, Mexico
Tropical Storm Juliette August 28th–30th 50 mph 999 mb N/A — minimal impacts in Baja California Sur, Mexico
Tropical Storm Kiko August 31st–September 2nd 70 mph 993 mb N/A

Citing This Report

NOAA National Climatic Data Center, State of the Climate: Hurricanes & Tropical Storms for August 2013, published online September 2013, retrieved on May 29, 2015 from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/tropical-cyclones/201308.