Atlantic Hurricane Season of 2004

James L. Franklin Tropical Prediction Center, National Hurricane Center, NOAA/NWS, Miami, Florida

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Abstract

The 2004 Atlantic hurricane season is summarized, and the year’s tropical and subtropical cyclones are described. Fifteen named storms, including six “major” hurricanes, developed in 2004. Overall activity was nearly two and a half times the long-term mean. The season was one of the most devastating on record, resulting in over 3100 deaths basinwide and record property damage in the United States.

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

Abstract

The 2004 Atlantic hurricane season is summarized, and the year’s tropical and subtropical cyclones are described. Fifteen named storms, including six “major” hurricanes, developed in 2004. Overall activity was nearly two and a half times the long-term mean. The season was one of the most devastating on record, resulting in over 3100 deaths basinwide and record property damage in the United States.

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

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