|First system formed||June 23, 2018|
|Last system dissipated||December 5, 2018|
|Strongest storm||Ernesto – 170 mph (275 km/h) (1-minute sustained)|
|Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+)||6|
|Total fatalities||934 direct, 233 indirect|
|Total damage||≥ $145.8 billion (2018 USD)|
The season will have 20 named storms, 12 hurricanes and 6 major hurricanes
Timeline of tropical activity in the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season
Records and abnormalitiesEdit
- Second most active season, passing 1933.
- Second most hurricanes in a season on record, surpassing 1969 and 2010.
- Costliest season on record.
- Record tying for most storms in September with multiple seasons.
- Hurricane Valerie makes landfall to the US as a hurricane on November 30, making it the latest US hurricne landfall since 1999.
- Five simultaneous storms, four simultaneous hurricanes on September 18, only one out of three occurrances.
- Four simultaneous storms on September 26, making this the only season to have four simultaneous storms on two occasions.
- Three storms simultaneously make landfall to the United States on September 27.
- Hurricane Patty becomes the strongest storm to make landfall at Portugal, surpassing Hurricane Vince of 2005
- Tropical Storm William forms over the 50 degree latitude and makes landfall at Labrador. The only system to make the farthest known development or landfall of any system.
- Hurricane Kirk travels for 5800 miles, making it the 5th tropical cyclone to travel at a very long distance.
In the spring of 2019, at Session XLI of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)'s Regional Association Hurricane Committee, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) retired the names , Ernesto, Isaac, Kirk, and Nadine from List IV of the Atlantic hurricane naming lists.