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TROPICAL UPDATE: No Threats in the Atlantic

The Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico remain quiet
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Tropical Overview Oct. 19

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — No development is expected in the Atlantic/Caribbean/Gulf of Mexico over the next 5 days.

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Tropical Overview Oct. 19

October is a month that tropical activity begins to wind down and the threat of anything Coming to the Coastal Bend lowers a lot. More regular cold fronts getting this far south helps, too.  The focus is in the Western Caribbean and Eastern Gulf (map below)

Texas has been hit with only 3 hurricanes in the month of October, one of them in Corpus Christi in 1912.

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Texas Landfalling Hurricanes - October

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October starts to wind down activity in the tropics in the Atlantic Basin. It is much less active than August and September. However, there are still areas in the tropics to keep eyes on, including the western Caribbean and the western Atlantic off the southeastern United States for possible development. 

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Hurricane season continues through the end of November.

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The KIII pre-season hurricane forecast was for 20 named storms, 10 hurricanes, and 4 major hurricanes. An above average season, partly because of a weak la nina.

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Below is a list of the 2021 hurricane names. The tropical icon next to the name designates the name has been used and what the peak status of that storm was.

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