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    Four Tropical Cyclones in Atlantic At Same Time?

    By Jesse Ferrell, Meteorologist/Community Director
    9/02/2008, 9:22:07 AM

    This morning we have Hanna, Ike and Josephine behind Gustav (see the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center (PREMUM | PRO).

    RED CROSS HAS OVER 3,000 WORKERS DEALING WITH GUSTAV AFTERMATH. READ THEIR BLOG.


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    Gustav had his last statement issued and Josephine was declared at the same time - 5 AM. So one could argue that, in theory there were 4 tropical cyclones at the same time in the Atlantic basin (certainly NHC's current map indicates that we were). If we're looking to beat records, there were 4 hurricanes at the same time in 1998, and 5 total cyclones in 1971 (Hurricane FAQ).


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    HANNA OVER HISPANIOLIA LAST NIGHT (ENLARGE)
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