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Atlantic Hurricane Season of 2000

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Abstract

The 2000 Atlantic hurricane season is summarized and the year's tropical and subtropical cyclones are described. While overall activity was very high compared to climatology, with 15 cyclones attaining tropical (or subtropical) storm intensity, much of this activity occurred outside of the deep Tropics, over open waters north of 25°N. The season's tropical cyclones were responsible for 54 fatalities, with most of these occurring in Central America in association with Hurricanes Gordon and Keith.

Corresponding author address: Mr. James L. Franklin, Tropical Prediction Center, NOAA/NWS, 11691 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33165-2149. Email: James.Franklin@noaa.gov

Abstract

The 2000 Atlantic hurricane season is summarized and the year's tropical and subtropical cyclones are described. While overall activity was very high compared to climatology, with 15 cyclones attaining tropical (or subtropical) storm intensity, much of this activity occurred outside of the deep Tropics, over open waters north of 25°N. The season's tropical cyclones were responsible for 54 fatalities, with most of these occurring in Central America in association with Hurricanes Gordon and Keith.

Corresponding author address: Mr. James L. Franklin, Tropical Prediction Center, NOAA/NWS, 11691 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33165-2149. Email: James.Franklin@noaa.gov

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