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2018 Atlantic hurricane season
[[File:|frameless|300px|alt=|Season summary map]]
First storm formed June 27
Last storm dissipated November
Strongest storm Florence - 941 mb, 135 mph
Total depressions 15
Total storms 13
Hurricanes 6
Major hurricanes 2
Total damages $0 billion (2016 USD)
Total fatalities 0

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1st, 2018 and ended November 30th, 2018.



Seasonal forecasts

Source Date Named

storms

Hurricanes Major

hurricanes

NOAA May 31, 2018 7-14 3-6 0-2
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Actual activity 10 5 1


Season Summary

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season was a Slightly Below Average to near normal hurricane season, primarily caused by Moderate El-Nino Conditions, this season spawned 12 Depressions, 10 Named Storms, 5 hurricanes and 1 Major.

The Season had a Semi-Late Start, with Tropical Storm Alberto forming on June 30th.


The Season collectively caused $19.6 billion (USD) in damage and claimed 190 lives.



Storms

Storms
TS Alberto
C1 Beryl
C1 Chris
TS Debby
C1 Ernesto
C4 Florence
TS Gordon
C4 Helene
C2 Isaac
TS Joyce
TD Eleven
TD Twelve

Tropical Storm Alberto

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Subtropical Storm Beryl (2012) - IR.jpg Tropical Storm Alberto (2018 - Track).jpg
Duration June 3 – June 7
Intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min),  995 mbar (hPa)

Main article: Tropical Storm Alberto (2018)


Hurricane Beryl

Category 1 hurricane (SSHS)
Hurricane tanya 1995 goes vis.gif Hurricane Beryl (2018 - Track).jpg
Duration June 30 – July 6
Intensity 85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min),  979 mbar (hPa)



Timeline

wikipedia:Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale


Storm names

The following names will be used to name tropical and subtropical cyclones in the 2018 season.

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

Retirement

During the WMO meeting on April 20th, 2019, the name Florence was officially retired Due to the Damage and Deaths it caused. It was replaced by Felicity for the 2024 season.

-The List for 2024-

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

Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) Rating

ACE (104 kt2) – Storm: Source
1 35.0 Florence 12 0.00 Storm
2 28.4 Helene 13 0.00 Storm
3 14.6 Isaac 14 0.00 Storm
4 8.10 Ernesto 15 0.00 Storm
5 6.55 Chris 16 0.00 Storm
6 6.35 Beryl 17 0.00 Storm
7 6.00 Joyce 18 0.00 Storm
8 5.89 Kirk 19 0.00 Storm
9 4.71 Debby 20 0.00 Storm
10 3.65 Gordon 21 0.00 Storm
11 2.61 Alberto 22 0.00 Storm
Total=121.86

ACE is the result of a storm's winds multiplied by how long it lasted for, so storms or subtropical storms (Originally not included up until 2012) that at lasted a long time , as well as particularly strong hurricanes , have higher ACE totals. Tropical Depressions are not included in season total.


Season effects

This is a table of the storms and their effects in the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. This table includes the storm's names, duration, peak intensity, Areas affected (bold indicates made landfall in that region at least once), damages, and death totals. Deaths in parentheses are additional and indirect (an example of an indirect death would be a traffic accident), but are still storm-related. Damage and deaths include totals while the storm was extratropical, a wave or a low. All of the damage figures are in 2016 USD (the listed damage figure is in millions).

2018 North Atlantic tropical cyclone 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


Alberto June 27 – July 1 Tropical storm 60 (95) 995 Mexico 10 6
Beryl July 16 – July 23 Category 1 hurricane 75 (120) 987 None 0 0
Chris August 6 – August 13 Category 1 hurricane 75 (120) 987 US East Coast (Florida), The Bahamas 215 14
Debby August 14 – August 18 Tropical storm 60 (95) 992 None 0 0
Ernesto August 31 – September 6 Category 1 hurricane 85 (140) 979 US Gulf Coast (Texas), Mexico, Cuba 210 13
Florence September 10 – September 26 Category 4 hurricane 145 (230) 934 US East Coast (Florida), The Bahamas 17,000 105
Season Aggregates
13 cyclones June 30 – November 12   145 (230) 934 $19.6 billion 190

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