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The 1998 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1st, 1998 and ended November 30th, 1998.


Seasonal forecasts

Source Date Named

storms

Hurricanes Major

hurricanes

NOAA May 10, 1998 18 11 6
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Actual activity 12 9 5


Season Summary

Storms

Storms
TS Alex
TD Two
C2 Bonnie
C1 Colin
TS Danielle
C1 Earl
TS Fiona
C4 Gaston
TD Nine
C2 Hermine
TS Ian


Hurricane Alex

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Bertha 31 July 1990.jpg
Duration June 16 – June 23
Peak intensity 85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min)  979 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Bonnie

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Joan 22 oct 1988 1317Z.jpg
Duration July 31 – August 6
Peak intensity 120 mph (195 km/h) (1-min)  952 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Charley

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Tropical Storm Isidore (1984).jpg
Duration August 4 – August 10
Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  986 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Danielle

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Tropical Storm Gustav (1984).JPG
Duration August 10 – August 14
Peak intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  995 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Earl

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Bret 22 aug 1999 2130Z.jpg
Duration August 21 – August 31
Peak intensity 125 mph (205 km/h) (1-min)  946 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Frances

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Tropical Storm Keith (1988).JPG
Duration August 30 – September 6
Peak intensity 75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min)  987 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Georges

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Luis on September 6 1995.png
Duration September 2 – September 18
Peak intensity 160 mph (260 km/h) (1-min)  915 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Hermine

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Ernesto oct 1 1982 1854Z.jpg
Duration September 10 – September 14
Peak intensity 65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  989 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Ivan

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Dennis Aug 30 1999.png
Duration September 18 – September 30
Peak intensity 110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min)  960 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Jeanne

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Felix 12 aug 1995 1747Z.jpg
Duration September 26 – October 10
Peak intensity 145 mph (230 km/h) (1-min)  934 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Karl

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Opal 03 oct 1995 2012Z.jpg
Duration September 28 – October 7
Peak intensity 125 mph (205 km/h) (1-min)  943 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Lisa

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Arlene 22 aug 1987 1737Z.jpg
Duration September 29 – October 7
Peak intensity 80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min)  981 mbar (hPa)



Timeline

wikipedia:Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale


Storm names

The following names will be used to name tropical and subtropical cyclones in the 1998 season.

  • Alex
  • Bonnie
  • Charley
  • Danielle
  • Earl
  • Frances
  • Georges
  • Hermine
  • Ivan
  • Jeanne
  • Karl (unused)
  • Lisa (unused)
  • Mitch (unused)
  • Nicole (unused)
  • Otto (unused)
  • Paula (unused)
  • Richard (unused)
  • Shary (unused)
  • Tomas (unused)
  • Virginie (unused)
  • Walter (unused)


Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) Rating

ACE (104 kt2) – Storm: Source
1 0.00 Storm 12 0.00 Storm
2 0.00 Storm 13 0.00 Storm
3 0.00 Storm 14 0.00 Storm
4 0.00 Storm 15 0.00 Storm
5 0.00 Storm 16 0.00 Storm
6 0.00 Storm 17 0.00 Storm
7 0.00 Storm 18 0.00 Storm
8 0.00 Storm 19 0.00 Storm
9 0.00 Storm 20 0.00 Storm
10 0.00 Storm 21 0.00 Storm
11 0.00 Storm 22 0.00 Storm
Total=0.0

ACE is the result of a storm's winds multiplied by how long it lasted for, so storms or subtropical storms (Originally not included up until 2012) that at lasted a long time , as well as particularly strong hurricanes , have higher ACE totals. Tropical Depressions are not included in season total.


Season effects

This is a table of the storms and their effects in the 1998 Atlantic hurricane season. This table includes the storm's names, duration, peak intensity, Areas affected (bold indicates made landfall in that region at least once), damages, and death totals. Deaths in parentheses are additional and indirect (an example of an indirect death would be a traffic accident), but are still storm-related. Damage and deaths include totals while the storm was extratropical, a wave or a low. All of the damage figures are in 2015 USD (the listed damage figure is in millions).

1998 North Atlantic tropical cyclone statistics
Storm
name
Dates active Storm category

at peak intensity

Max 1-min
wind
mph (km/h)
Min.
press.
(mbar)
Areas affected Damage
(millions USD)
Deaths


Storm June 0 – June 0 Tropical depression 0 (0) 0 0 0

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