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2018 Atlantic hurricane season/Version 2
First system formed June 23, 2018
Last system dissipated December 5, 2018
Strongest storm Ernesto – 170 mph (275 km/h) (1-minute sustained)
Total depressions 21
Total storms 20
Hurricanes 13
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 6
Total fatalities 934 direct, 233 indirect
Total damage ≥ $145.8 billion (2018 USD)
Atlantic hurricane seasons
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

The season will have 20 named storms, 12 hurricanes and 6 major hurricanes

Seasonal forecastsEdit

Pre-season forecastsEdit

Mid-season forecastsEdit

Season summaryEdit

Timeline of tropical activity in the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season

Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale


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.

StormsEdit

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Storm namesEdit

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

RetirementEdit

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.

Season effectsEdit

Accumulated cyclone energyEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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