2018 Lake Lanier hurricane season is an ongoing event that will began on May 1 and will end on November 30, these dates determine cyclone like activity, however storms can form at anytime as proven by One. This is the second Lake Lanier hurricane season on record. So far the season has been very active, the season is the most active season ever recorded.

2018 Lake Lanier hurricane season
First system formed January 2 (record earliest)
Last system dissipated Ongoing
Strongest storm Kimberly – 903 mbar (hPa) (26.68 inHg), 180 mph (285 km/h)
Total depressions 12
Total storms 11
Hurricanes 5
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 4
Total fatalities 201
Total damage $38.9 million (2018 USD)
Atlantic hurricane seasons
2017. 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021


No Storms are currently expecteda


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Hurricane DiegoSaffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale


Subtropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration January 2 – January 8
Peak intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1005 mbar (hPa)

Subtropical Storm Allie

Main Article:Subtropical Storm Allie

On January 1 a low formed the next day the low devloped into a depression the next few days the depression was named Allie as a tropical storm, Allie reached peak winds of 45 mph on January 6th, the next day Allie weakend weakening ensued until the 8th of January where Allie degenerated into a trough.

Hurricane Boris

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration March 22 – April 14
Peak intensity 160 mph (260 km/h) (1-min)  928 mbar (hPa)
A Low formed and swiftly organized into a depression on March 22, the depression continued to organized and was named Boris on March 23. On May 26, Boris became a major hurricane. on March 27 after rapid deepening Boris became a category 5, the next day Boris wakened to a category 3, the fallowing day Boris continued to weaken into a category 1, the day after that Boris weakened into a tropical storm, Boris meandered around hurricane strength before, restrengthening into a hurricane on April 8, Boris became a category 2 again the fallowing day, Boris became a category 3 the following day, Boris restrengthened to a category 4 hurricane, the next day, over the course of two days Boris rapidly weakening into a depression, Boris dissipated early the following day. Despite its strength Boris had no impact on land.

Tropical Storm Carmen

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration May 8 – May 17
Peak intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  990 mbar (hPa)
A low formed and despite high wind shear gradually organized until May 8 where it became a depression, the following day it became a tropical storm. The storm continued to strengthen the following day. after better organization was found the storm was given 50 mph winds, after some increased organization the storm was given 60 mph winds, the storm wakened to a depression on the 16th, the storm dissipated the following day. 

Hurricane Diego

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration May 9 – May 21
Peak intensity 160 mph (260 km/h) (1-min)  929 mbar (hPa)
Main Article:Hurricane Diego A low formed and gradually organized until May 9 where it became a tropical storm, the following day Diego strengthened slightly, the storm strengthened again on May 11. After some increased organization and a recon flight the storm was upgraded to a strong tropical storm. On May 14 the storm strengthened into a hurricane, the next day Diego became the second major hurricane, Diego weakened the next day, the following day the storm explosively strengthened into a category 5, the storm made landfall the following day, before emerging the very next day, the storm restrengthened on May 21, the storm started merging with a front and was downgraded to a category 2, Diego dissipated the following day, during its life span Diego killed 199 and did 34.8 million dollars in damage

Tropical Storm Ellie

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration June 6 – June 11
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1006 mbar (hPa)
A low formed and gradually organized over a few days on June 6 the storm was classified as a tropical depression, the continued to meaner around the basin the following day, the next day the depression was named Ellie, Ellie weakens to a depression on June 10, the following day Ellie dissipated, during its life no known damage accord and no fatalities has happend

Tropical Storm Fransisco

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration June 25 – July 7
Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  990 mbar (hPa)
A area of low pressure formed and slowly organized until June 25 where the system was upgraded to a tropical depression, the storm was upgraded to a tropical storm on June 27 and was named Fransisco, Fransisco made landfall early on June 29 killing 5, Fransisco made landfall in Young Deer Creek on the 6th, Fransisco dissipated the following day, during its life span the storm killed 90 and di 13.8 million dollars in damages.

Hurricane Gertie

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration July 10 – July 18
Peak intensity 110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min)  963 mbar (hPa)
A low pressure area formed and slowly organized until July 10 when the storm was upgraded to a tropical storm and was named "Gertie", Gertie continued to move out to sea however on July 12 Gertie became the first hurricane in the basin since May, Gertie continued its rapidly intensification the following day becoming a category two hurricane, the storm started rapidly weakening, on July 17 the storm rapidly weakened to a TS, Gertie dissipated the following day, during the duration of its life not one was killed and no reported damage accrued.

Tropical Storm Harvey

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration July 20 – July 25
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1006 mbar (hPa)
A low formed near Buford Dam rapidly developed into Tropical Depression Eight on July 20, the storm was named Harvey the following day, Harvey would make landfall on July 23, Harvey dissipated the following to day $1.00 million dollars in damage was dealt and 80 died.

Hurricane Irene

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Duration July 21 – August 3
Peak intensity 120 mph (195 km/h) (1-min)  956 mbar (hPa)
Main Article:Hurricane Irene A low formed around the same time as the the low that became Harvey did and slowly organized until it became a tropical depression on July 21, the storm was named Irene the following day, Irene became a hurricane on July 26, on July 31 Irene became the first major since May, Irene made landfall on August 2, Irene dissipated the following day, Irene killed 100 and did $33.45 billion.

Tropical Storm Jack

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration August 5 – August 9
Peak intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)
A area of low pressure formed and slowly organized due to shear from a second one forming, despite this the low was named Jack on August 5, Jack would continue to move around the Atlantic until weakening to a depression on August , Jack was asoborbed by Kimberly the following day no report damage or fatalities were reported.

Hurricane Kimberly

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
Duration August 6 – September 2
Peak intensity 180 mph (285 km/h) (1-min)  903 mbar (hPa)
A low formed and quickly strengthens until August 6 where it was named Kimberly, Kimberly would rapid;y strengthen into a strong tropical storm and then became the 5th hurricane of the season on the 8th of August, Kimberly later became a major and rapidly strengthen to reach category five status on August 15, the storm slowly started weakening until making landfall in Late August and dissipating on September 2, Kimberly kiled 64 and did $843.4 million dollars in damage.

Tropical Storm Logan

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration Unknown – Unknown
Peak intensity 85 km/h (50 mph) (1-min) 
A low formed in Late September and gradually organized until it became a tropical depression on September 20, the depression was named Logan the following day, the storm strengthend slightly but failed to get abover 45 mph as it enterd a high shear area, Logan weakend to a depression on the 25th, Logan dissipated the following day no damage or fatalities happend

Hurricane Nestor

Counterclockwise vortex
Duration Unknown – Unknown
Peak intensity Winds unknown 

Hurricane Olivia

Counterclockwise vortex
Duration Unknown – Unknown
Peak intensity Winds unknown 


This is the list of names used to name TCs during 2018 any unused names are marked in BOLD. any retired names will be announced on December 3. the non retired names will be used in 2025.

List for 2018

  • Allie
  • Boris
  • Carmen
  • Diego
  • Ellie
  • Fransisco
  • Gertie
  • Harvey
  • Irene
  • Jack
  • Kimberly
  • Logan
  • Melissa
  • Nelmon
  • Olivia
  • Paul
  • Rose
  • Sammy
  • Trisha
  • Vince
  • Willa