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The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1st, 2018 and ended November 30th, 2018.


Seasonal forecasts

Source Date Named

storms

Hurricanes Major

hurricanes

NOAA May 19, 2018 11 5 2
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Actual activity 15 10 6


Season Summary

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season was the 4th most active season of the 2010s decade, and perhaps Sixth most active overall, spawning 17 Depressions, 15 Storms, 10 hurricanes and a near record 6 Major.

The season started with Tropical Storm Alberto forming 2 Days after the official start of the season.

Hurricane Beryl became the first Major hurricane of the season in Late-July, whilst co-existing with Hurricane Chris

Gordon became 2nd Strongest storm of the Season, it was the Most Intense Hurricane since Igor of 2010, it was also the Strongest Gulf Hurricane since perhaps Isaac from 2012.

Also, during Gordon was one of Four named Storms Active from it's August 31st Formation date to formation of Joyce on September 12th, an Event not seen since the 1998 Season, 20 years earlier.

But it didn't stop at Joyce, before Isaac, the Third of the Cyclonic Quartet, dissipated on September 28th, the strongest storm of the season, Kirk, Formed on September 18th, later, Kirk became a Category-5, with it's peak being 165 mph (270 km/h), this made Kirk the strongest storm of the season.

October featured Five Total Cyclones, one of which, Leslie, crossed over from September.

The season finally ended with Oscar, the 6th and Final Major Hurricane of the season, which started on October 31st (Halloween) in the Caribbean Sea, it cut through the Caribbean and became a hurricane in Early-November.

It proceeded north, briefly weakening to a Tropical Storm after it passed over Hispaniola as a Category-1, then it Intensified to it's peak of 115 mph (185 km/h) late on November 7th.

Oscar later became Extratropical on November 14th, thus ending the above-average '2018 Atlantic hurricane season.


In Total, the season caused $5.86 billion (2015 USD) and killed 134.



Storms

Storms
TS Alberto
TD Two
C4 Beryl
C1 Chris
TS Debby
C3 Ernesto
C2 Florence
C4 Gordon
C4 Helene
C2 Isaac
TS Joyce
C5 Kirk
C2 Leslie
SS Michael
TD Fifteen
TS Nadine
C3 Oscar

Tropical Storm Alberto

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Fran 13 August 1990.jpg Tropical Storm Alberto (2018 - Track).jpg
Duration June 3 – June 7
Peak intensity 65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  989 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Depression Two

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
Tropical Depression Nineteen (2005).jpg Tropical Depression Two (2018 - Track).jpg
Duration June 30 – July 2
Peak intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Beryl

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Fabian (2003).jpg Hurricane Beryl (2018 - Track).jpg
Duration July 16 – July 31
Peak intensity 145 mph (230 km/h) (1-min)  934 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Chris

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Epsilon 4 Dec 2005.jpg Hurricane Chris (2018 - Track).jpg
Duration July 21 – July 26
Peak intensity 75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min)  987 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Debby

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Allison Jun 26 1989 1430Z.png Tropical Storm Debby (2018 - Track).jpg
Duration August 1 – August 4
Peak intensity 65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  989 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Ernesto

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurr-erika-vis-sep08.gif Hurricane Ernesto (2018 - Track).jpg
Duration August 6 – August 18
Peak intensity 120 mph (195 km/h) (1-min)  950 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Florence

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Jeanne - IR.jpg Hurricane Florence (2018 - Track).jpg
Duration August 20 – August 30
Peak intensity 110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min)  958 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Gordon

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Ivan (2004) - Jamaica.jpg Hurricane Gordon (2018 - Track).jpg
Duration August 31 – September 14
Peak intensity 155 mph (250 km/h) (1-min)  926 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Helene

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Cindy (1999) - Peak.jpg Hurricane Helene (2018 - Track).jpg
Duration September 2 – September 16
Peak intensity 135 mph (215 km/h) (1-min)  940 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Isaac

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Gordon 2006.jpg Hurricane Isaac (2018 - Track).jpg
Duration September 10 – September 28
Peak intensity 105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min)  964 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Joyce

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Frances-04-IR.jpg Tropical Storm Joyce (2018 - Track).jpg
Duration September 12 – September 17
Peak intensity 65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  989 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Kirk

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane John 23 aug 1994 1739Z.jpg Hurricane Kirk (2018 - Track).jpg
Duration September 18 – October 1
Peak intensity 165 mph (270 km/h) (1-min)  911 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Leslie

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Nadine Sept 30 2012 1530Z.jpg Hurricane Leslie (2018 - Track).jpg
Duration September 30 – October 12
Peak intensity 100 mph (155 km/h) (1-min)  967 mbar (hPa)


Subtropical Storm Michael

Subtropical storm (SSHWS)
Subtropical Storm Andrea (2007) - New.jpg Subtropical Storm Michael (2018 - Track).jpg
Duration October 10 – October 14
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  996 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Depression Fifteen

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
Tropical Depression Nineteen (2005).jpg Tropical Depression Fifteen (2018 - Track).jpg
Duration October 19 – October 22
Peak intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Nadine

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Patty Oct 11 2012 1515Z.jpg Tropical Storm Nadine (2018 - Track).jpg
Duration October 21 – October 24
Peak intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  993 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Oscar

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Lili (1996).JPG Hurricane Oscar (2018 - Track).jpg
Duration October 31 – November 14
Peak intensity 115 mph (185 km/h) (1-min)  959 mbar (hPa)






Timeline

wikipedia:Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale


Storm names

The following names will be used to name tropical and subtropical cyclones in the 2024 season.

  • Alberto
  • Beryl
  • Chris
  • Debby
  • Ernesto
  • Florence
  • Gordon
  • Helene
  • Isaac
  • Joyce
  • Kirk
  • Leslie
  • Michael
  • Nadine
  • Oscar
  • Patty (unused)
  • Rafael (unused)
  • Sara (unused)
  • Tony (unused)
  • Valerie (unused)
  • William (unused)


Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) Rating

ACE (104 kt2) – Storm: Source
1 39.8 Kirk 12 5.02 Alberto
2 31.0 Gordon 13 4.23 Debby
3 30.0 Beryl 14 3.65 Nadine
4 25.0 Helene 15 3.00 Michael
5 21.7 Ernesto 16 0.00 Storm
6 20.0 Oscar 17 0.00 Storm
7 14.3 Florence 18 0.00 Storm
8 13.1 Isaac 19 0.00 Storm
9 10.5 Leslie 20 0.00 Storm
10 6.99 Chris 21 0.00 Storm
11 5.77 Joyce 22 0.00 Storm
Total=234.06

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 2018 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).

2018 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


Alberto June 3 – June 7 Tropical storm 65 (100) 989 None 0 0
Two June 30 – July 2 Tropical depression 35 (55) 1004 None 0 0
Beryl July 16 – July 31 Category 4 hurricane 145 (230) 934 None 0 0
Chris July 21 – July 26 Category 1 hurricane 75 (120) 987 None 0 0
Debby August 1 – August 4 Tropical storm 65 (100) 989 US Gulf Coast (Texas) 15 5
Ernesto August 6 – August 18 Category 3 hurricane 120 (195) 950 None 0 0
Florence August 20 – August 30 Category 2 hurricane 110 (175) 958 US East Coast (Georgia), The Bahamas, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico 535 20
Gordon August 31 – September 14 Category 4 hurricane 155 (250) 926 US Gulf Coast (Alabama), Cuba, Mexico 5,000 74
Helene September 2 – September 16 Category 4 hurricane 135 (215) 940 None 0 0
Isaac September 10 – September 28 Category 2 hurricane 105 (165) 964 None 0 0
Joyce September 12 – September 17 Tropical storm 65 (100) 989 US East Coast (Florida) 30 7
Kirk September 18 – October 1 Category 5 hurricane 165 (270) 911 NewFoundLand 20 5
Leslie September 30 – October 12 Category 2 hurricane 100 (155) 967 None 0 0
Michael October 10 – October 14 Subtropical storm 50 (85) 996 US East Coast (Florida) 10 5
Fifteen October 19 – October 22 Tropical depression 35 (55) 1004 None 0 0
Nadine October 21 – October 24 Tropical storm 60 (95) 993 None 0 0
Oscar October 31 – November 14 Category 3 hurricane 115 (185) 959 Newfoundland, The Bahamas, Hispaniola 250 17

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