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How many in the basin at once?
      #54315 - Thu Sep 08 2005 05:50 PM

We now have three active hurricanes at the same time in the often does this happen????


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Re: How many in the basin at once? [Re: yecatsjg]
      #54322 - Thu Sep 08 2005 06:59 PM

It's not necessarily common, but it has happened in the past. Usually you don't see them quite so close to each other, however, and almost always one of them is a Cape Verde storm -- not the case here.

The record for overall storms at once is either 4 or 5; it occurred in 1995 and I want to say it is 4 with one dissipating or going extratropical early one day and another system forming later that same day. Don't hold me to that, though.

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Re: How many in the basin at once? [Re: Clark]
      #54479 - Fri Sep 09 2005 09:26 PM

August 31, 1995 - three hurricanes and one tropical storm all going at the same time in the Atlantic basin. I think that the three hurricanes at the same time was also a record - and that has now been tied. The hurricanes were Humberto, Iris and Luis and the tropical storm was Karen.

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