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2018 Atlantic hurricane season (SDTWFC Prediction)
First storm formed Alberto - May 16
Last storm dissipated Kirk - October 27
Strongest storm Helene

145 mph

941 mBar

Total depressions 13
Total storms 11
Hurricanes 6
Major hurricanes 2
Total damages $3.3 billion
Total fatalities 157 total (109 direct, 48 indirect)
This is the SDT prediction of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season.


Storms

Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale

Category 2 tropical cyclone (NHC)
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Duration May 16 – May 22
Peak intensity 165 km/h (105 mph) (1-min)  972 hPa (mbar)

Hurricane Alberto

Tropical depression (NHC)
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Duration June 26 – June 27
Peak intensity 45 km/h (30 mph) (1-min)  1004 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression Two

Category 1 tropical cyclone (NHC)
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Duration July 18 – July 23
Peak intensity 130 km/h (80 mph) (1-min)  984 hPa (mbar)

Hurricane Beryl

Tropical storm (NHC)
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Duration August 4 – August 7
Peak intensity 85 km/h (50 mph) (1-min)  997 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm Chris

Tropical storm (NHC)
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Duration August 7 – August 11
Peak intensity 100 km/h (65 mph) (1-min)  990 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm Debby

Tropical storm (NHC)
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Duration August 21 – August 23
Peak intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (1-min)  1000 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm Ernesto

Category 3 tropical cyclone (NHC)
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Duration August 27 – September 3
Peak intensity 185 km/h (115 mph) (1-min)  955 hPa (mbar)

Hurricane Florence

Tropical storm (NHC)
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Duration August 30 – September 10
Peak intensity 95 km/h (60 mph) (1-min)  993 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm Gilbert

Category 4 tropical cyclone (NHC)
Joaquin-modis-sep30.jpg Helene.png
Duration September 9 – September 22
Peak intensity 230 km/h (145 mph) (1-min)  941 hPa (mbar)

Hurricane Helene

Category 2 tropical cyclone (NHC)
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Duration September 15 – September 21
Peak intensity 175 km/h (110 mph) (1-min)  958 hPa (mbar)

Hurricane Israel

Tropical depression (NHC)
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Duration September 29 – October 1
Peak intensity 55 km/h (35 mph) (1-min)  1003 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression Eleven

Tropical storm (NHC)
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Duration October 3 – October 8
Peak intensity 110 km/h (70 mph) (1-min)  987 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm Joyce

Category 1 tropical cyclone (NHC)
Tropical Storm Nate Sept 9 2011 1950Z.jpg Kirk 2018.png
Duration October 20 – October 27
Peak intensity 150 km/h (90 mph) (1-min)  982 hPa (mbar)

Hurricane Kirk


Storm Names

The following names were used for named storms in the North Atlantic in 2018. The names not retired from this list will be used again in the 2024 season. This is the same list used in the 2012 season, with the exception of Sara, which replaced Sandy. However, Sara was not used.

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

Retirement

In the spring of 2019, the SDTWFC retired the names Gilbert and Israel due to the amount of damage they caused. The replacement names Gordon and Izod were chosen.

Season Effects

2018 North Atlantic 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 May 16 - May 26 Category 2 hurricane 105 (165) 972 Cayman Islands, Yucatan Peninsula, Belize, Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi $245 million 12 (5)
Two June 26 - June 27 Tropical depression 30 (45) 1004 Nicaragua, Honduras, Cuba $200,000 1
Beryl July 18 - July 23 Category 1 hurricane 80 (130) 983 Bermuda Minimal 0
Chris August 3 - August 4 Tropical storm 50 (85) 997 Lesser Antilles $3 million (2)
Debby August 7 - August 11 Tropical storm 65 (100) 990 Cuba, Florida Keys, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia $5 million (1)
Ernesto August 21 - August 23 Tropical storm 40 (65) 1000 none none 0
Florence August 27 - September 3 Category 3 hurricane 115 (185) 955 Azores none 0
Gilbert August 30 - September 10 Tropical storm 60 (95) 993 Hispaniola, Turks and Caicos, Cuba, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee, Carolina's $2.3 billion 53 (9)
Helene September 9 - September 22 Category 4 hurricane 145 (230) 941 Turks and Caicos, Bahamas, Florida, Georgia, Bermuda, Azores, $215 million 6 (12)
Israel September 15 - September 21 Category 2 hurricane 110 (175) 958 lesser Antilles, Jamaica, Honduras, Cayman Islands, Belize, Yucatan Peninsula, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Carolina's $467 million 13 (4)
Eleven September 29 - October 1 Tropical depression 35 (55) 1003 Cape Verde none 0
Joyce October 3 - October 8 Tropical storm 70 (110) 987 United States East Coast none (2)
Kirk October 20 - October 21 Category 1 hurricane 90 (150) 982 Cayman Islands, Belize, Yucatan Peninsula, southern Mexico, Louisiana, Florida $64 million 24 (15)
Season Aggregates
13 May 16 - October 27   145 (230) 941 North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean $3.3 billion 109 (48)