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2018 Atlantic usercane season
2018 AUS full season track
Season summary map
Seasonal boundaries
First system formed January 3 (record earliest)
Last system dissipated Season ongoing
Strongest storm
Name Roy
 • Maximum winds 115 mph (185 km/h)
 • Lowest pressure 965 mbar (hPa; 28.5 inHg)
Seasonal statistics
Total depressions 48 (record high)
Total storms 41 (record high)
Hurricanes 3
Major hurricanes
(Cat. 3+)
1
Total fatalities None
Total damage $1.05 million (2018 USD)
Atlantic hurricane seasons
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

The 2018 Atlantic usercane season is an ongoing event in usercane formation. It is the ninth season of usercane formation, and the third season of operational usercane tracking. Storms forming between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018, will be a part of this season. The 2018 season featured the highest number of userpressions developing in the month of January, February, and March. The season's first userpression, which later became Tropical Userstorm Avdis, developed on January 3, and became the earliest tropical userpression ever to develop in the Atlantic basin, beating the previous record set by Tropical Depression Four (HurricaneHistory) in the 2016 season.

The season's strongest storm is Usercane Roy, which became the season's first usercane on May 13 and the season's first (and only as of September 2018) major usercane on September 29. The 2018 season has thus far been a moderate season, with three storms reaching usercane status (Roy, Lucarius, and Giedrius; the former of which further intensified to a major usercane) and an additional storm (Caleb) reaching severe tropical userstorm status. For the first time since 2015, two tropical userstorms – Harris and Cyclophoon – formed in the month of March. Six userpressions formed in the aforementioned month – the greatest number of userpressions in the month since 2015, of which three became userstorms, tying it with the 2015 season in terms of named userstorms.

Seasonal forecasts

Predictions of tropical activity in the 2018 season
Source Date Named
storms
Usercanes Major
usercanes
Average (2010–2017) 17.1 7.1 5.8
Record high activity 37 22 14
Record low activity 4 2 2
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CMC December 3, 2017 26-35 1-4 0
FMC/PLS December 3, 2017 26-32 3-9 1-6
BNWC December 4, 2017 30-40 3-7 1-4
GIHC December 4, 2017 35 6 2
HWC December 6, 2017 33-45 4 1
NIMC December 7, 2017 27-40 2-3 2
FRMC December 23, 2017 25-45 3-7 0-3
JCSC December 24, 2017 20-25 3-7 2-3
CMC December 24, 2017 26-35 3-6 1-2
PWC December 24, 2017 23-36 4-11 1-7
CSHC December 31, 2017 28 4 2
BNMA January 1, 2018 27-30 4-7 1-3
HWC January 1, 2018 36 7 4
JCSC January 25, 2018 30-40 3-5 2
BMA January 26, 2018 30-40 6 3
CMC February 12, 2018 34-45 6 3
CMC March 13, 2018 32-38 3 1
BMA March 13, 2018 35-47 4 1
MCHWS April 2, 2018 36-42 4-6 2-4
BMA April 7, 2018 32-44 3 1
BNWC April 7, 2018 37-46 2-5 1-2
FMC April 7, 2018 34-45 1-6 0-2
RMA April 16, 2018 32-42 2-8 0-3
CGFC April 20, 2018 30-45 1-7 0-3
LHC April 22, 2018 31-37 2-7 1-3
HHC April 22, 2018 37-42 3-6 0-2
PWC April 29, 2018 33-58 2-7 1-4
PEHC May 1, 2018 57-65 0-5 0-2
BNMA May 7, 2018 40-55 2-5 1-3
OSMC May 28, 2018 35-44 2-5 1-3
AHUC June 5, 2018 60-70 4-6 2-3
LHC June 23, 2018 40-45 3-5 0-2
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Actual activity
33 3 1
* June–November only.
† Most recent of several such occurrences. (see all)

Before and during the season, several agencies release forecasts regarding usercane activity.

Pre-season outlooks

On December 3, the Cooper Meteorological Center released their forecast for the 2018 season, calling for an above average season in terms of named storms, but a below average season in terms of usercanes and major usercanes. The same day, the FMC released their 2018 forecast, predicting 26-32 named storms, 3-9 usercanes, and 1-6 major usercanes. On December 4, 2017, the BNWC released their 2018 forecast on December 4, predicting 30-40 named storms, 3-7 usercanes, and 1-4 major usercanes, The same day, the GIHC released their 2018 forecast, predicting 35 named storms, 6 usercanes, and 2 major usercanes. Two days later, the HWC released their first forecast for the season, predicting 33-45 named storms, 4 usercanes, and 1 major usercanes. They also said that the number of userstorms was to explode sometime after late August.

On December 7, the Nova International Meteorological Center released their forecast for the 2018 season, predicting 27-40 named storms, 2-3 usercanes, and 2 major usercanes.On December 24, the JCSC predicted a below average season, with 20-25 named storms, 3-5 usercanes, and 2-3 major usercanes, but also added that there was a 30% chance of a hyperactive season similar to 2017. On December 24, the CMC revised their predictions for the season, increasing the number of usercanes and major usercanes, but retaining the same number of storms. On the same day, the Prism Weather Center released their first forecast for the season, predicting 23-36 named storms, 4-11 usercanes and 1-7 major usercanes. On December 31, one hour before the season starts, the CSHC released their prediction for the season, predicting 28 named storms, 4 usercanes, and 2 major usercanes.

Mid-season outlooks

On January 1st, the BNMA released their prediction, predicting a similar season to 2017, with 27-30 named storms, 4-7 usercanes and 1-3 major usercanes. the HWC released their revised prediction on January 1, 2018, predicting 36 named storms, 7 usercanes and 4 major usercanes. After a very active January, the JCSC released their revised prediction, predicting a season more like 2017, with 30-40 named storms, 3-5 usercanes, and 2 major usercanes. On January 26, BMA released their first forecast for the season, predicting 30-40 named storms, 6 usercanes and 3 major usercanes, predicting it will be a season somewhat alike to 2017. On February 12, the CMC revised their predictions on the number of named userstorms developing after a record-breaking January, with no change in the number of usercanes and major usercanes. The CMC then lowered the number of usercanes and major usercanes in their forecast to 3 and 1, respectively, after the Atlantic Ocean thermohaline circulation continued to weaken. They also set a more concrete range on the number of named userstorms in their updated prediction. On the same day, the BMA issued their new forecasts for the season, predicting 35-47 named storms. The BMA also lowered the number of usercanes from 6 to 4, and revising the number of major usercanes from 3 to just 1. On April 2, the Meteorological Center for Hurricanes and Winter Storms (MCHWS) released their forecast for the season, predicting above-average activity, with 36-42 named storms, 4-6 usercanes, and 2-4 major usercanes. On April 7, the BMA released their 3rd forecast for the season, predicting 32-44 named storms, 3 usercanes and 1 major usercane. On April 16, the Roy Meteorological Agency issued its first forecast for the season, predicting 32-42 named storms, 2-8 hurricanes, and 0-3 major hurricanes. On April 20, the Cube Global Forecast Center released its first forecast, calling for 30-45 named storms, 1-7 usercanes, and 0-3 major usercanes. On April 22, the Lucarius Hurricane Center released its first forecast for the season, predicting 31-37 named storms, 2-7 hurricanes, and 1-3 major hurricanes. That same day, the Hypothetical Hurricane Center issued its first forecast for the season, predicting 37-42 named storms, 3-6 usercanes, and 0-2 major usercanes. On April 29, the Prism Weather Center issued its second forecast for the season, significantly increasing the amount of predicted userstorms, while decreasing the amount of both usercanes and major usercanes. On May 1, 2018, the Pan-European Hurricane Centre released their first outlook for the season, calling for 57-65 named storms, 0-5 hurricanes, and 0-2 major hurricanes. On May 7, the Brick National Meteorological Agency issued its second forecast of the season, calling for 40-55 named storms, 2-5 hurricanes, and 1-3 major hurricanes. On May 28, the Olo72 Storm Monitoring Center released their forecast, predicting a total of 35-44 named storms, 2-5 hurricanes, and 1-3 major hurricanes. On June 5, the Akio Hypothetical Hurricane Center issued their first forecast, calling for a total of 60-70 named storms, 4-6 hurricanes, and 2-3 major hurricanes. On June 23, the LHC revised their forecast, this time predicting a total of 40-45 named storms, 3-5 hurricanes, and 0-2 major hurricanes.

Seasonal summary

Usercane Lucarius

Systems

Tropical Userstorm Avdis

Tropical userstorm (NUC)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Avdis 2018.jpg Avdis 2018 Track.png
Duration January 3 – Currently active
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1000 mbar (hPa)

On January 3, a tropical userwave emerged off the coast of Africa. The wave quickly organized, strengthening into a tropical userpression on the same day, the first one of the season. Forming on January 3, it became the earliest first depression of any usercane season on record, breaking the previous record set by Tropical Depression Four in 2016. The userpression reached tropical userstorm status the next day, becoming the earliest named system to reach tropical userstorm status on record, breaking the previous record set by Tropical Userstorm Destiny of 2016 (which was later declassified). Shortly after reaching peak intensity, Avdis began to slowly weaken, and on January 27 the storm degenerated to a tropical userwave. On February 1, the remnants of Avdis began to show signs of regeneration, and the next day the remnants briefly regenerated into a tropical userpression. The regenerated system finally dissipated days later. However, on September 14 Avdis abruptly regenerated into a subtropical storm in the northern Atlantic.

Tropical Userpression Two (HurricaneRafael)

Tropical userpression (NUC)
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
Rafael Jan 8.jpg Two 2018 Track.png
Duration January 8 – January 24
Peak intensity 25 mph (35 km/h) (1-min)  1012 mbar (hPa)

On December 11, 2017, a weak tropical userwave exited the coast of Africa. This wave lingered just off the coast of Africa for several days until it began a slow northwestward track. The wave remained weak and disorganized until January 8, when it was designated as Tropical Userpression Two. The nascent userpression struggled with a Saharan air mass and failed to strengthen significantly. On January 24, the depression was completely devoid of convection, and the NUC discontinued advisories as the system opened up into a tropical userwave.

Tropical Userstorm Blue (Bluecaner)

Tropical userstorm (NUC)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Blue Feb 2018.jpg Blue 2018 Track.png
Duration January 14 – Active
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  994 mbar (hPa)

Another tropical userwave left the coast of Africa on December 18, 2017. The wave tracked swiftly westward across the tropical Atlantic and showed no signs of development until January 11, when the wave developed into a tropical userpression while located 300 miles northeast of the Leeward Islands. The system continued to steadily intensify, and on January 18 was designated as Tropical Userstorm Blue. Strengthening to a peak intensity with sustained winds of 50 mph (85 km/h), Blue continued to track northwestward and began to fluctuate in intensity from a tropical userstorm to a tropical userpression. By April 3, Blue had weakened significantly and quickly began to lose convection. On April 14, it was declared a remnant low while located 650 miles south of Newfoundland. The remnants of Blue soon began to show signs of reorganization, however, and by April 19 they had redeveloped into a tropical userpression, soon regaining tropical userstorm strength.

Tropical Userstorm Morgan (TheRealHurricaneTrackerSps123)

Tropical userstorm (NUC)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
TD Four January 2018.jpg Morgan 2018 Track.png
Duration January 16 – February 3
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1006 mbar (hPa)

On January 16, 2017, the NUC began monitoring an area of low pressure that was expected to detach from a stalled cold front. However, the low pressure area stalled over the Central Atlantic. Unusually, the low failed to strengthen and instead weakened rapidly. On January 16, another area of low pressure was identified over the Central Atlantic, and later assessed to have formed from the remnants of the June low, which was cycled through steering currents across the Atlantic. On January 16, the low was classified as Tropical Userpression Four. Four days later, it strengthened into Tropical Userstorm Morgan and reached its peak intensity. Shortly thereafter, Morgan began to weaken as it accelerated northeast, and on February 3 the storm was absorbed by a cold front south of the Azores.

Tropical Userstorm Brickkks

Tropical userstorm (NUC)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Brickkks January 2018.jpg Brickkks 2018 Track.png
Duration January 20 – April 7
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  996 mbar (hPa)

On January 20, the NUC began monitoring an area of low pressure that developed near roughly 100 miles off the coast of North Carolina. The low quickly attained tropical characteristics, and on the same day it was classified as Tropical Userpression Five. The userpression remained steady in intensity for a few days until January 26, when it strengthened into Tropical Userstorm Brickks. After reaching peak winds of 50 mph (85 km/h), Brickkks began to slowly weaken as it accelerated northeast. On April 7, Brickkks became extratropical as it merged with a frontal system south of Nova Scotia.

Tropical Userstorm Mobile (No.1 Mobile)

Tropical userstorm (NUC)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Mobile Feb 2018.png Mobile 2018 Track.png
Duration January 20 – Active
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  999 mbar (hPa)
On January 20, the NUC began monitoring an area of low pressure that developed 160 miles north-northwest of the Yucatan Peninsula. The low quickly developed into Tropical Userpression Six. The userpression was quick to intensify, and on January 22 the National Usercane Center upgraded the system to Tropical Userstorm Mobile.

Tropical Userstorm Cube (FM Cube)

Tropical userstorm (NUC)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Cube January 2018.jpg Cube 2018 Track.png
Duration January 24 – July 6
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  995 mbar (hPa)

On January 14, a trough of low pressure formed over the Central Atlantic Ocean. The trough stalled as it drew moisture from a tropical low to the south of the trough. By January 22, the trough began to show signs of significant organization, and on January 24 it was classified as a tropical userpression. On January 27, the userpression strengthened a great degree, and it was upgraded to Tropical Userstorm Cube. After reaching peak winds of 50 mph (85 km/h), Cube began to weaken rather slowly. On July 6, Cube degenerated into a remnant low.

Tropical Userstorm Pstar (Pstar77)

Tropical userstorm (NUC)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Pstar January 2018.jpg Pstar 2018 Track.png
Duration January 25 – April 1
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  994 mbar (hPa)
A large tropical userwave exited the coast of Africa on January 23. The wave then split, with the northern portion developing into a tropical userpression early on January 25. The nascent userpression struggled to intensify due to strengthening wind shear, and on February 3, the userpression degenerated to a remnant low as it succumbed to the effects of shear. The remnants drifted northwestward and began to reorganize under favorable conditions. On February 7, the userpression regenerated, and later the same day strengthened into a tropical userstorm, recieving the name Pstar. Under favorable conditions, Pstar gradually strengthened to reach peak winds of 50 mph (85 km/h). However, Pstar unexpectedly began weakening in late March, and by March 30 it was nearly devoid of convection. On April 1, Pstar degenerated into an open wave over the southern Atlantic.

Tropical Userstorm Frosty (Frosty2000)

Tropical userstorm (NUC)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Frosty Feb 2018.jpg Frosty 2018 Track.png
Duration February 9 – April 20
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  992 mbar (hPa)

A tropical userpression formed from a tropical userwave northwest of Cape Verde on February 9. Despite uncertainty in the forecasting of the userpression, with some models expecting it to dissipate quickly, it instead quickly intensified into Tropical Userstorm Frosty. Throughout the following day, Frosty continued to quickly intensify, reaching winds of 50 mph (85 km/h) in less than a day after formation. Afterward, the storm continued to intensify at a fast rate throughout the following week. Eventually, Frosty began to level out in intensity, maintaining winds of 50 mph (85 km/h) as it remained well-organized. By the beginning of April, Frosty had begun to weaken as it turned northward and began to lose convection. On April 20, it was declared a remnant low after lacking deep convection for several days.

Tropical Userstorm Irma (Ef5tornadofan77)

Tropical userstorm (NUC)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
TD Ten Feb 2018.jpg Irma 2018 Track.png
Duration February 10 – March 3
Peak intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)

A shortwave trough formed over the central Atlantic on January 30. On February 8, the low detached from the front and subsequently began to acquire tropical characteristics. On February 10, the NUC classified the low as Tropical Userpression Ten. On February 14, due to low wind shear and abnormally high sea surface temperatures, the userpression strengthened into a tropical userstorm. Strong wind shear prevented further development, and Irma weakened to a tropical userpression on February 23. On March 3, the weakening userpression degenerated to a non-tropical remnant low.

Tropical Userpression Eleven (Jwbaker15)

Tropical userpression (NUC)
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
TD Eleven Feb 2018.jpg Eleven 2018 Track Usercane.png
Duration February 18 – March 3
Peak intensity 25 mph (35 km/h) (1-min)  1011 mbar (hPa)

A weak tropical userwave exited the west coast of Africa on December 11, 2017. The wave lingered just off the coast for several weeks until it began a slow northwestward track. On February 18, the userwave finally intensified into a tropical userpression. The userpression almost immediately began weakening, and by March 3 it had degenerated to an open wave.

Tropical Userstorm Aidan (Aidan1493)

Tropical userstorm (NUC)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Aidan April 2018.jpg Aidan 2018 Track.png
Duration February 20 – Active
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  996 mbar (hPa)

On February 16, a tropical userwave emerged off the coast of Africa. Tracking westward, the wave began to organize under a favorable environment. On February 20, the NUC designated the system as Tropical Userpression Twelve. The following day, the userpression rapidly strengthened into a tropical userstorm, receiving the name Aidan. The newly-formed storm strengthened slightly to winds of 45 mph (75 km/h) as it battled moderate wind shear. Thereafter, Aidan became increasingly disorganized, weakening to a tropical userpression on March 5. On March 12, Aidan succumbed to the effects of shear and degenerated into a remnant low. Nearly two weeks later, the remnants of Aidan began to develop deep convection, and the NUC noted that regeneration was possible. On March 30, the remnants regenerated into a tropical userpression over the Central Atlantic. Aidan then regained tropical storm status two days later.

Usercane Roy (Roy25)

Category 3 usercane (NUC)
Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Gert 2023-09-02 1510Z.jpg Roy 2018 Track.png
Duration February 25 – Active
Peak intensity 115 mph (185 km/h) (1-min)  965 mbar (hPa)

The interaction between a tropical userwave and an upper-level low spawned a tropical userpression on 03:00 UTC on February 25. The userpression struggled with moderate wind shear for weeks until it entered a more favorable enviornment, where it strengthened into Tropical Userstorm Roy. Although initially disorganized, wind shear weakened throughout the following weeks, allowing Roy to become better organized and intensify. Roy intensified into the season's first usercane on May 13. Roy further strengthened into a Category 2 usercane early on July 13. On September 29, Roy became the first major hurricane of the season.

Tropical Userstorm Harris (Harris720)

Tropical userstorm (NUC)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Harris March 2018.jpeg Harris 2018 Track.png
Duration March 10 – April 19
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  987 mbar (hPa)

Early on March 10, the NUC began monitoring a non-tropical area of low pressure that developed over the central Atlantic. Located over favorable conditions, the low rapidly organized, and on the same day, the NUC upgraded the low-pressure area to a tropical userstorm, due to continuously improving satellite appearance and the formation of a closed circulation. Harris rapidly strengthened, reaching winds of 50 mph (85 km/h) in less than 2 hours after formation. On March 30, Harris abruptly stopped strengthening and became disorganized, possibly due to outflow from the nearby Usercane Hype. After a few days, Harris resumed its strengthening trend and continued to grow in size. On April 19, Harris weakened abruptly before being completely absorbed by the nearby Usercane Hype.

Tropical Userstorm Cyclophoon (Cyclophoon)

Tropical userstorm (NUC)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Cyclophoon March 2018.jpg Cyclophoon 2018 Track.png
Duration March 11 – March 26
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1001 mbar (hPa)

Mid-day on March 11, the NUC began monitoring a tropical userwave that emerged off the coast of Africa. Unexpectedly, the wave quickly organized and developed deep convection, leading to the classification of a tropical userpression later that day. At 20:00 UTC, the userpression strengthened into Tropical Userstorm Cyclophoon. However, dry air entered the system just days after formation, causing it to quickly weaken. On March 19, Cyclophoon weakened to a tropical userpression as it became increasingly disorganized, and by March 26 it lacked a closed circulation and was declared an open wave.

Tropical Userstorm Roger (Rogerzwang)

Tropical userstorm (NUC)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
TD Sixteen March 2018.jpg Roger 2018 Track.png
Duration March 16 – April 17
Peak intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1006 mbar (hPa)

A disorganized tropical userwave left the coast of Africa on February 19. It remained disorganized as it tracked west-northwestward until March 10, when it rapidly organized and became a tropical userpression. The userpression strengthened slowly uner favorable conditions, and by March 26 it had strengthened into a tropical userstorm and was named Roger. Strengthening slightly to reach peak winds of 45 mph (75 km/h), Roger quickly began weakening, and it had weakened to a tropical depression by April 10. On April 17, it degenerated into an open wave while east of the Leeward Islands.

Tropical Userpression Seventeen (AmazinglyOP)

Tropical userpression (NUC)
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
TD Seventeen March 2018.jpg Seventeen 2018 Track.png
Duration March 19 – April 2
Peak intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1010 mbar (hPa)

A trough of low pressure formed over the northeastern Atlantic Ocean on February 11. Due to strong wind shear, the trough remained weak. On March 5, the trough began to acquire tropical characteristics, and it strengthened into a tropical depression 12 days later. The NUC did not forecast strengthening of the system due to strengthening wind shear and the storm's location near the outflow of Usercane Roussil. The userpression gradually weakened throughout the following weeks, and on April 2 the depression dissipated while located south of the Azores.

Tropical Userpression Eighteen (Herobrine45)

Tropical userpression (NUC)
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
TD Eighteen April 2018.jpg Eighteen 2018 Track.png
Duration March 30 – April 19
Peak intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1008 mbar (hPa)
A tropical userwave left the coast of Africa on March 26. Citing favorable conditions, the NUC marked the userwave as a potential contender for tropical cyclogenesis. On March 30, the wave gained sufficient convection to be classified as a tropical userpression. The userpression tracked westward across the tropical Atlantic with little fanfare, eventually decaying into an open wave on April 19.

Tropical Userstorm Tammy (MajorHurricaneTammy)

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Tammy April 2018.jpg Tammy 2018 Track.png
Duration March 31 – April 22
Peak intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1006 mbar (hPa)

Another tropical userwave exited the coast of Africa on March 31. Unexpectedly, the wave rapidly organized and by 15:00 UTC it had organized into a tropical userpression. Due to a Saharan Air Layer, the userpression failed to strengthen initially. Despite an unfavorable environment, the userpression strengthened into Tropical Userstorm Tammy. Limited by a dry and stable environment, Tammy strengthened little, and quickly began weakening. By April 22, it lacked a closed circulation, and the NUC declared it an open wave.

Tropical Userstorm Delcore-Steet (Ryan Delcore/Freddie1682)

Tropical userstorm (NUC)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Delcore April 2018.jpg Delcore 2018 Track.png
Duration April 8 – Active
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1002 mbar (hPa)

On April 8, a tropical wave was marked for possible development by the NUC, while it was still located over Africa. Unusually, the wave rapidly organized, and a tropical userpression formed over Senegal at 07:00 UTC. Hours later, the userpression strengthened into Tropical Userstorm Ryan. However, that turned out to be an error and was renamed Delcore. At that time, the storm was located just two miles off the coast of Senegal, marking the second easternmost formation of a tropical userstorm on record, behind only Matthew of 2016. Delcore continued to strengthen, reaching winds of 50 mph (85 km/h) just a few hours after formation. Similar to many previous storms, Delcore rapidly weakened after intensifying at a near-record pace, and it was downgraded to a tropical userpression on April 17. However, convection continued to repeatedly flare up near the center of the system, and it restrengthened into a tropical userstorm nearly a month later.

Tropical Userstorm Sebastian (Sebastianviano12)

Tropical userstorm (NUC)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Sebastian April 2018.jpg Sebastian 2018 Track.png
Duration April 13 – Active
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  996 mbar (hPa)

A tropical userwave moved off the west coast of Africa on April 12. It rapidly organized amidst a favorable enviornment and became a tropical userpression the following day. Continued organization occured, and early on April 15 the userpression strengthened into Tropical Userstorm Sebastian. Over the next several weeks, Sebastian continued strengthening and growing in size.

Severe Tropical Userstorm Caleb (CycloneMC)

Tropical userstorm (NUC)
Severe tropical storm (JMA)
MC April 2018.jpg MC 2018 Track.png
Duration April 20 – Active
Peak intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  989 mbar (hPa)

A tropical userwave left the coast of Africa on March 28 and stalled near Cape Verde. The disorganized wave then split, with the northern portion drifting northwestward. Unexpectedly, the wave rapidly organized, and was immediately designated as Tropical Userstorm Caleb on April 20. Caleb continued maintained its intensity over the following weeks, before it began intensifying again in late May.

Usercane Lucarius (KingLucarius)

Main Article: Usercane Lucarius

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Lucarius April 2018.jpg Lucarius 2018 Track.png
Duration April 21 – Active
Peak intensity 75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min)  988 mbar (hPa)

On April 21, a tropical userpression formed from a tropical disturbance near Cape Verde. The userpression quickly organized, becoming Tropical Storm Lucarius within 12 hours. Lucarius continued quickly strengthening during much of May. On May 30, Lucarius became the second userstorm to exceed tropical userstorm intensity in the season after becoming a severe tropical userstorm. Lucarius eventually became a Usercane on August 14.

Tropical Userstorm Scuti (UYScuti)

Tropical userstorm (NUC)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Scuti May 2018.jpg Scuti 2018 Track.png
Duration April 28 – May 25
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1006 mbar (hPa)

A non-tropical area of low pressure developed into a tropical userpression on April 28. On May 11, after many days of not strengthening, the depression entered favorable conditions, and strengthened into a tropical storm. Shortly after becoming a tropical storm, Scuti encountered strong westerly wind shear, which gradually caused all deep convection within the system to dissipate. On May 25, what remained of the system dissipated while located off the coast of Maryland.

Tropical Userstorm Misaki-Bubbz (MisakiShan/Bubbz3388)

Tropical userstorm (NUC)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration May 6 – June 18
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1009 mbar (hPa)

A non-tropical area of low pressure located in the Caribbean Sea developed into a tropical userpression on May 6. The userpression developed into a tropical userstorm the same day, receiving the name Misaki. Strengthening only slightly, the NUC changed Misaki's name to Bubbz a few days after the storm was classified. Bubbz continued weakening, and weakened to a tropical depression on May 17.

Tropical Userstorm Nickcoro

Tropical userstorm (NUC)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Nickoro 2018-05-17.jpg Nickcoro 2018 Track.png
Duration May 9 – July 19
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1006 mbar (hPa)

A non-tropical area of low pressure developed into a tropical userpression on May 9. On May 14, the userpression strengthened into a tropical userstorm and was named Nickcoro. No significant intensification occured, and the system became extratropical over the northern Atlantic on July 19.

Tropical Userstorm Kat (Katagma)

Tropical userstorm (NUC)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Katagma June 2018.jpg Kat 2018 Track.png
Duration May 26 – Active
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  997 mbar (hPa)

An area of low pressure associated with an upper-level trough formed over the Caribbean Sea on May 24. The low gradually organized as it meandered over the western Caribbean Sea. Although it still contained multiple low-level circulations, the overall structure of the system had improved enough to be classified as a tropical userpression on May 26. On June 2, it was classified as Tropical Userstorm Kat.

Tropical Userstorm Nahshon (Nahshon7)

Tropical userstorm (NUC)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Nahshon June 2018.jpg Nahshon 2018 Track.png
Duration June 1 – July 28
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)

A tropical userwave moved off the coast of Africa on February 16. Moving northwestward into the subtropics, the wave transitioned to a trough of low pressure and became stationary. On June 1, it developed into a tropical userpression and strengthened into a tropical userstorm a day later. Nahshon moved across the central Atlantic with little fanfare, eventually degenerating into an open trough on July 28.

Usercane Giedrius (GiedriusforCat5)

Tropical userstorm (NUC)
Severe tropical storm (JMA)
Giedrius June 2018.jpg Giedrius 2018 Track.png
Duration June 8 – Active
Peak intensity 75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min)  990 mbar (hPa)

A tropical userwave developed into a tropical userpression on June 8. The userpression later strengthened into Tropical Userstorm Giedrius on the same day. On July 30, Giedrius strengthened into a severe tropical userstorm. On October 20, Giedrius become the third storm to reach usercane status.

Tropical Userstorm Glenstevens (Glenstevens1231)

Tropical userstorm (NUC)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration June 11 – Active
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1003 mbar (hPa)

A tropical userwave formed on west of Cape Verde on June 8 as userinvest then later two next days tropical userwave became better organized and developed into a tropical userpression on June 11 then next few hours userpression strenghtens into Tropical Userstorm with Glenstevens name given, Userstorm moves west far away from Capa Verde Then Glenstevens little strenghtened to 45 mph.

Tropical Userstorm Charka (Charka123)

Tropical userstorm (NUC)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration June 15 – Active
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  994 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Userstorm Latrell (Latrell James Broso)

Tropical userstorm (NUC)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration June 25 – Active
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Userstorm Syryquil (Syryquil1)

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration July 6 – July 14
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Userstorm Knives (IKnivesGenius)

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration August 1 – Active
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1000 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Userstorm Kool (KoolGuy8039)

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration September 2 – Active
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Userstorm Hitman (Hitman Agent 48)

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration September 8 – Active
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Userstorm Daniel (DanielRR2)

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration September 14 – Active
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1006 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Userstorm Jonny (Jonny1004)

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration September 15 – Active
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  997 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Userstorm Misteer (Misteer)

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration September 16 – Active
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  998 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Userstorm Rock (Rockafirefan)

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration September 17 – Active
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1006 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Userstorm Will (WeatherWill)

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration September 22 – Active
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  997 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Userstorm Skarmory (YellowSkarmory)

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration September 24 – Active
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1001 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Userstorm Gold (Goldmelonmaster1)

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration September 29 – Active
Peak intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1003 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Userstorm Jam (Flasty Jam)

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration October 1 – Active
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  995 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Userstorm Owen (Typhoon09O)

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration October 1 – October 8
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  998 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Userpression Forty-seven (Disney1994 VGCP)

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration October 7 – Active
Peak intensity 30 mph (45 km/h) (1-min)  1009 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Userstorm Weatherman (Theweatherman561)

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration October 8 – Active
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1006 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Userstorm Stan (CycloneStan12345)

Tropical userstorm (NUC)
USERSTORM STAN.jpg
Duration October 13 – Active
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1007 mbar (hPa)

Other systems

Moonlight January 2018

Tropical Userstorm Moonlight on January 28

A tropical userpression formed from a trough of low pressure west of Cape Verde on January 25. Operationally, the userpression was classified as Tropical Userpression Nine, and then Tropical Userstorm Moonlight. However, the storm was later assessed to have been a regeneration of Tropical Userstorm Fester.

Season effects

This is a table of all the storms that have formed in the 2018 Atlantic usercane season. It includes their duration, names, landfall(s), denoted in parentheses, damages, and death totals. Deaths in parentheses are additional and indirect (an example of an indirect death would be a traffic accident), but were still related to that storm. Damage and deaths include totals while the storm was extratropical, a wave, or a low, and all the damage figures are in 2018 USD.

NUC usercane scale
TD TS STS C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6
2018 Atlantic usercane season 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


Avdis January 3 – January 27 Tropical storm 50 (85) 1000 Cape Verde Minimal None
Two January 8 – January 24 Tropical depression 25 (35) 1012 None None None
Blue January 14 – Currently Active Tropical storm 50 (85) 994 None None None
Morgan January 16 – February 3 Tropical storm 40 (65) 1006 None None None
Brickkks January 20 – April 7 Tropical storm 50 (85) 997 North Carolina Minimal None
Mobile January 20 – Currently Active Tropical storm 50 (85) 1000 Yucatán Peninsula Minimal None
Cube January 24 – Currently Active Tropical storm 50 (85) 995 None None None
Pstar January 25 – April 1 Tropical storm 50 (85) 995 None None None
Frosty February 9 – April 18 Tropical storm 50 (85) 993 Cape Verde Minimal None
Irma February 10 – March 2 Tropical storm 45 (75) 1004 None None None
Eleven February 18 – March 10 Tropical depression 25 (35) 1011 None None None
Aidan February 20 – Currently Active Tropical storm 40 (65) 1009 None None None
Roy February 25 – Currently Active Category 3 hurricane 115 (185) 965 None None None
Harris March 10 – April 19 Tropical storm 50 (85) 987 None None None
Cyclophoon March 11 – March 26 Tropical storm 40 (75) 1001 None None None
Roger March 16 – April 17 Tropical storm 40 (65) 1007 None None None
Seventeen March 19 – April 2 Tropical depression 35 (55) 1010 None None None
Eighteen March 30 – April 19 Tropical depression 30 (40) 1009 None None None
Tammy March 31 – April 22 Tropical storm 45 (65) 1006 None None None
Delcore-Steet April 8 – April 22 Tropical storm 50 (85) 1002 Senegal, The Gambia, Cape Verde Minimal None
Sebastian April 13 – Currently Active Tropical storm 45 (75) 1006 None None None
Caleb April 20 – Currently Active Severe tropical storm 60 (95) 1008 Cape Verde None None
Lucarius April 21 – Currently Active Category 1 hurricane 75 (120) 988 None None None
Scuti April 28 – May 25 Tropical storm 40 (65) 1006 None None None
Misaki May 6 – Currently Active Tropical storm 40 (65) 1009 None None None
Nickoro May 9 – Currently Active Tropical storm 45 (65) 1006 None None None
Kat May 26 – Currently Active Tropical storm 45 (75) 1003 Yucatán Peninsula, Cuba None None
Nahshon June 2 – Currently Active Tropical storm 45 (75) 1005 None None None
Giedrius June 8 – Currently Active Category 1 hurricane 75 (120) 990 None None None
Glenstevens June 11 – Currently Active Tropical storm 45 (65) 1002 None None None
Charka June 15 – Currently Active Tropical storm 50 (85) 1002 None None None
Syryquil July 6 – Currently Active Tropical storm 50 (85) 1004 None None None
Knives August 1 – Currently Active Tropical storm 50 (85) 1000 None None None
Kool September 2 – Currently Active Tropical storm 50 (85) 1004 None None None
Hitman September 8 – Currently Active Tropical storm 50 (85) 1004 None None None
Daniel September 14 – Currently Active Tropical storm 40 (65) 1006 None None None
Jonny September 15 – Currently Active Tropical storm 50 (85) 997 None None None
Misteer September 16 – Currently Active Tropical storm 50 (85) 998 None None None
Rock September 17 – Currently Active Tropical storm 40 (65) 1006 None None None
Will September 22 – Currently Active Tropical storm 50 (85) 997 None None None
Skarmory September 24 – Currently Active Tropical storm 50 (85) 1001 None None None
Gold September 29 – Currently Active Tropical storm 45 (75) 1003 None None None
Jam October 1 – Currently Active Tropical storm 50 (85) 995 None None None
Owen October 1 – Currently Active Tropical storm 50 (85) 998 None None None
Forty-seven October 7 – Currently Active Tropical depression 30 (45) 1009 None None None
Weatherman October 8 – Currently Active Tropical storm 40 (65) 1006 None None None
Season Aggregates
48 cyclones January 3 – Season ongoing   105 (165) 985 $1.05 million None
Atlantic usercane seasons
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