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The 2008 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1st, 2008 and ended November 30th, 2008.


Seasonal forecasts

Source Date Named

storms

Hurricanes Major

hurricanes

NOAA May 10, 2007 18 10 5
–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Actual activity 0 0 0


Season Summary

Storms

Storms
TD A


Tropical Storm Arthur

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Cristobal 21 Jul 2008.jpg
Duration June 3 – June 7
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  996 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Bertha

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Andrew IR.jpg
Duration June 30 – July 15
Peak intensity 145 mph (230 km/h) (1-min)  934 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Cristobal

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Dolly (2008 - Radar).jpg
Duration July 4 – July 11
Peak intensity 105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min)  962 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Dolly

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
TD 5 21 aug 1988 1701Z.jpg
Duration July 14 – July 19
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1000 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Edouard

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Alberto satellite.jpg
Duration July 31 – August 5
Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  986 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Fay

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Emily (2005) - 130 mph.jpg
Duration August 6 – August 18
Peak intensity 135 mph (215 km/h) (1-min)  940 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Gustav

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Katrina - IR.jpg
Duration August 10 – August 24
Peak intensity 165 mph (270 km/h) (1-min)  911 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Hanna

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Maria Sept 5 2005 1430Z.jpg
Duration August 15 – August 31
Peak intensity 115 mph (185 km/h) (1-min)  960 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Ike

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Ivan 13 sept 2004 1900Z.jpg
Duration August 16 – September 3
Peak intensity 175 mph (280 km/h) (1-min)  909 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Josephine

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Bertha July 10 1705 UTC.jpg
Duration August 21 – September 4
Peak intensity 110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min)  958 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Kyle

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Alex hurricane.jpg
Duration August 26 – September 4
Peak intensity 125 mph (205 km/h) (1-min)  943 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Laura

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Chantal 20 aug 2001 1935Z.jpg
Duration August 30 – September 4
Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  985 mbar (hPa)



Timeline

wikipedia:Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale


Storm names

The following names will be used to name tropical and subtropical cyclones in the 2008 season.

  • Arthur
  • Bertha
  • Cristobal
  • Dolly
  • Edouard
  • Fay
  • Gustav
  • Hanna
  • Ike
  • Josephine
  • Kyle
  • Laura
  • Marco
  • Nana
  • Omar
  • Paloma
  • Rene
  • Sally (unused)
  • Teddy (unused)
  • Vicky (unused)
  • Wilfred (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 2008 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).

2008 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 None 0 0

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