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The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season was a hyperactive season and the second season to exhaust the naming list. It started out as a slightly above average season but around July 10 turned hyperactive. It had the most amount of major hurricanes, 8, and beat number of hurricanes, 15, by three. However, due to its inactive June, it missed out on its record by 2 storms. It was eclipsed by the 2019 season, which had 30 storms and more than 20 hurricanes. WIP notes: Gabrielle/Humberto/Isaac all major Valerie Florida? Louisiana? Landfall 195-220 mph peak 220-230 mph TD 16 forms near Britain, makes landfall there? TS? HURRICANE?" Alberto Cat 1 85/985

Storms

Hurricane Alberto

Formed in the mid Atlantic, and lived in the mid Atlantic. Formed from a wave on May 29. On May 31 became a hurricane, and peaked late on June 1. It succumbed to wind shear and dissipated late on the 3rd.

Category 1 hurricane (NHC)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration May 29 – June 3
Peak intensity 85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min)  985 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Beryl

Formed near the Lesser Antilles, and gave tropical depression force winds to Barbuda near peak intensity. 27 mph sustained with a gust to 42 mph recorded. Dissipated on the 12th after wind shear and land interaction on its side.

Tropical storm (NHC)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration June 10 – June 12
Peak intensity 55 mph (90 km/h) (1-min)  995 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Chris

Made landfall near Louisiana-Mississippi border, just after unexpectedly reaching minimal Category 2. Formed near the entrance to the Gulf.

Category 2 hurricane (NHC)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration June 29 – July 6
Peak intensity 100 mph (155 km/h) (1-min)  974 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Debby

A strong and long-lasting far-atlantic TS. Had a very low pressure for a tropical storm - 989 millibar.

Tropical storm (NHC)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration July 5 – July 10
Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  989 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Ernesto

Cat 5 Gulf storm. Devastated Louisiana and Texas as a cat 4 at landfall. Only reached cat 5 for 3 hours.

Category 5 hurricane (NHC)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration June 29 – July 6
Peak intensity 160 mph (260 km/h) (1-min)  929 mbar (hPa)

Damage estimates range from $78-106 billion.

Hurricane Ferdinand

Category 2 hurricane (NHC)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration July 10 – July 17
Peak intensity 110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min)  973 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Gabrielle

The start of the season's true beginning. Made landfall in Florida as a C3 with 115 mph winds.

Category 3 hurricane (NHC)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration July 13 – July 22
Peak intensity 120 mph (195 km/h) (1-min)  965 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Humberto

Formed behind Gabrielle.

Category 3 hurricane (NHC)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration July 15 – July 23
Peak intensity 125 mph (200 km/h) (1-min)  959 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Isaac

Formed behind Humberto.

Category 4 hurricane (NHC)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration July 15 – July 23
Peak intensity 140 mph (220 km/h) (1-min)  938 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Joyce

Crossed Puerto Rico as a C3. Reached Category 5 intensity in the open Atlantic. Made landfall in Spain as a strong tropical storm.

Category 5 hurricane (NHC)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration July 20 – August 2
Peak intensity 165 mph (270 km/h) (1-min)  921 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Kirk

A weak ts.

Tropical storm (NHC)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration July 27 – July 28
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  998 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Leslie

A moderate-strong TS.

Tropical storm (NHC)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration July 30 – August 3
Peak intensity 65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  1006 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Michael

A Cat 1 hurricane. Fish storm, but came close to New Jersey.

Category 1 hurricane (NHC)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration August 5 – August 11
Peak intensity 90 mph (150 km/h) (1-min)  980 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Nadine

A category 4 hurricane. Abruptly changed course and hit North Carolina. $50 billion damage.

Category 4 hurricane (NHC)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration August 12 – August 19
Peak intensity 130 mph (215 km/h) (1-min)  937 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Oscar

C2. Very compact storm. Fish storm, but surf caused $50k damage to Miami Beach.

Category 2 hurricane (NHC)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration August 18 – August 24
Peak intensity 110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min)  972 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression Sixteen

Tropical depression (NHC)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration August 20 – August 21
Peak intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1005 mbar (hPa)
Made landfall bear Weymouth, UK. Was not noticed, but found in the post-storm analysis.

Tropical Storm Patty

Tropical storm (NHC)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration August 25 – August 30
Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  986 mbar (hPa)

A falicia *cough* I mean, strong tropical storm.

Hurricane Rafael

Tropical storm (NHC)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration August 31 – September 13
Peak intensity 120 mph (195 km/h) (1-min)  986 mbar (hPa)

Made landfall in New York City, at peak intensity. Over $500 billion damage (but really, does it matter considering Valerie)

Hurricane Sara

Tropical Storm Tony

Hurricane Valerie

Category 5 hurricane (NHC)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration October 11 – November 3
Peak intensity 240 mph (390 km/h) (1-min)  859 mbar (hPa)
Dates are provisional, but made landfall in Texas at peak intensity and destroyed Houston. 302 mph wind gust recorded. At one point, was 1,500 miles wide (tropical storm force winds)

Hurricane William

Hurricane Alpha

Hurricane Beta

maybe cat 2/3

Tropical Storm(provisional) Gamma

Tropical Storm Delta