Atlantic Hurricane Season of 1979

Paul J. Hebert National Hurricane Center, National Weather Service, NOAA, Miami, FL 33146

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Abstract

A general summary of the 1979 hurricane season is presented. Included are highlights of the season, comparisons of activity in recent years with long-term averages, and comment on large-scale atmospheric features which prevailed during the season and their impact on storm tracks. Finally, there are accounts of individual storms, which give meteorological details and the influence of synoptic features on their tracks and intensity.

Abstract

A general summary of the 1979 hurricane season is presented. Included are highlights of the season, comparisons of activity in recent years with long-term averages, and comment on large-scale atmospheric features which prevailed during the season and their impact on storm tracks. Finally, there are accounts of individual storms, which give meteorological details and the influence of synoptic features on their tracks and intensity.

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