Note: This report catalogs recent tropical cyclones across the North Atlantic and East Pacific and places each basin’s tropical cyclone activity in a climate-scale context. It is not updated in real time. Users seeking the real time status and forecasts of tropical cyclones should visit The National Hurricane Center.

Significant Events

Hurricane Barry became the first hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic season and also the first to make landfall in the U.S. Barry's circulation broke off the end of a stationary front. The initial disturbance formed over land before meandering to the Gulf of Mexico. Strong vertical shear limited how much it could develop while over the Gulf, but it did achieve hurricane status just as it was making landfall. Despite the relatively weak winds, Barry's slow movement led to flash flooding in Louisiana and Arkansas, including a new statewide record for rain from a tropical cyclone–16.59" in Dierks, AR. As Barry's remnants moved northeastward, it brought hot tropical air with it that exacerbated the ongoing heatwave along the East Coast.

July 2019 Atlantic Tropical Cyclones
Name Dates of winds
>39 mph
Maximum
Sustained Winds
Minimum
Central Pressure
Landfall
Hurricane Barry
(Cat. 1)
July 11–17 75 mph 993 mb Intracoastal City, LA
July 2019 East Pacific Tropical Cyclones
Name Dates of winds
>39 mph
Maximum
Sustained Winds
Minimum
Central Pressure
Landfall
Hurricane Barbara
(Cat. 4)
June 30–July 8 155 mph 993 mb N/A
Tropical Storm Cosme July 6–7 52 mph 1001 mb N/A
Tropical Storm Dalila July 23–24 46 mph 1005 mb N/A
Hurricane Erick
(Cat. 4)
July 27–August 3 132 mph 952 mb N/A
Hurricane Flossie
(Cat. 1)
July 29–August 4 81 mph 990 mb N/A

North Atlantic

July 2019 Tropical Cyclone Counts
Storm Type July 2019 July 1981–2010
Average
Record Most for July
Period of Record: 1851–2018
Tropical Storm
(Winds ≥39 mph)
1 1.1 5
(2005)
Hurricane
(Winds ≥74 mph)
1 0.5
(one every other year)
3
(1916, 1966, 2005)
Major Hurricane
(Winds ≥111 mph)
0 0.1
(one every ten years)
2
(1916, 2005)
Accumulated Cyclone
Energy (ACE ×104 kt2)
3.2 6.1 60.3
(2005)
January–July 2019 Tropical Cyclone Counts
Storm Type January–July
2019
January–July
1981–2010 Average
Record Most for January–July
Period of Record: 1851–2018
Tropical Storm
(Winds ≥39 mph)
2 1.9 7
(2005)
Hurricane
(Winds ≥74 mph)
1 0.6
(one every other year)
4
(1886, 1966)
Major Hurricane
(Winds ≥111 mph)
0 0.1
(one every ten years)
2
(1916, 2005)
Accumulated Cyclone
Energy (ACE ×104 kt2)
3.5 7.6 63.2
(2005)

East Pacific

July 2019 Tropical Cyclone Counts
Storm Type July 2019 July 1981–2010
Average
Record Most for July
Period of Record: 1949–2018
Tropical Storm
(Winds ≥39 mph)
4 3.6 7
(1985, 2015, 2016)
Hurricane
(Winds ≥74 mph)
3 1.9 3
(2016)
Major Hurricane
(Winds ≥111 mph)
2 0.9 3
(1978, 1985, 1992, 2016)
Accumulated Cyclone
Energy (ACE ×104 kt2)
34.2 27.6 100.4
(1978)
January–July 2019 Tropical Cyclone Counts
Storm Type January–July
2019
January–July
1981–2010 Average
Record Most for January–July
Period of Record: 1949–2018
Tropical Storm
(Winds ≥39 mph)
6 6.3 125
(1985)
Hurricane
(Winds ≥74 mph)
4 3.1 7
(1990)
Major Hurricane
(Winds ≥111 mph)
2 1.4 5
(1978, 1992)
Accumulated Cyclone
Energy (ACE ×104 kt2)
37.4 41.7 128.9
(1978)

Citing This Report

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, Monthly Tropical Cyclones Report for July 2019, published online August 2019, retrieved on September 30, 2023 from https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/access/monitoring/monthly-report/tropical-cyclones/201907.