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Hurricane Julian was the 10th storm, 8th hurricane, 7th major hurricane, and 6th Category 5 of the record breaking 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. Julian was a Category 5 hurricane while entering the Caribbean. Was later absorbed by the next and strongest hurricane of the season Hurricane Jake.
Hurricane Julian formed from a low that moved off Africa. NHC started to monitor the storm when it became Tropical Depression Ten. Tropical Depression 10 became disorganized due to Hurricane Isabella north of it. Isabella made landfall shortly after that, and NHC upgraded Tropical Depression Ten to Tropical Storm Julian. Julian strengthened moderate due to a low that would become Hurricane Jake. Julian began to strengthen rapidly and reached hurricane status 155 miles west of Cape Verde. A special update was announced by NHC stating that Julian has reached winds of 120 mph (195 km/h). Julian continued to strengthen and reached winds of 190 mph (305 km/h). The strong storm was later absorbed by even stronger Hurricane Jake.