The 2078 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active cyclonic season on record, posting 115 named storms, 110 hurricanes, of which 104 of them became major hurricanes. This season started on June 1, but the first storm, Alexis, formed on January 3. The season ended on April 16, 2080, lasting two years.
|Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)|
|Duration||January 1 – march 2|
|Peak intensity||90 mph (150 km/h) (1-min) 983 mbar (hPa)|
Albenito, the first storm in the season, formed on January 3, 2078, the earliest on record for a cyclone to form. While in the Carribbean, it gained intensity and became a tropical storm. The wind-field of the storm drastically increased, bringing more dangerous weather to farther places. It soon made landfall in Jamaica with winds of 55 mph. Moving back into the Atlantic, it jumped from 40 mph to 60 mph, no longer prescribed to intensify. Taking a sharp turn to the north, waters slightly over 78*F allowed it to become the first hurricane of the season, and become the earliest forming hurricane on record. Stalling beside the coast of Florida, it reached a peak of 90 mph (150 km/h), before becoming post-tropical 200 miles northeast of North Carolina.
|Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)|
|Duration||January 8 – January 13|
|Peak intensity||100 mph (155 km/h) (1-min) 979 mbar (hPa)|
A vigorous tropical wave moved off the Cape Verde islands on January 6. Despite rather horrible conditions, it became a tropical depression, the second of the season. With the use of slightly lower-than-high wind shear, it became Tropical Storm Barnes, the second named storm of the season. Moving west, it became influenced by the large outflow of Hurricane Alexis, and weakened. It entered the Carribbean and intensified rapidly to become the second hurricane of the season. Flight winds recorded 95 mph (153 km/h), therefore it was upgraded to a Category 2 hurricane. Barnes made landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula as a weaker Category 1 hurricane, and died in the Bay of Campeche.