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 the second most active on record.

2018 Lake Lanier hurricane season
First system formed January 2 (record earliest)
Last system dissipated Ongoing
Strongest storm Boris – 928 mbar (hPa) (27.42 inHg), 160 mph (260 km/h)
Total depressions 9
Total storms 8
Hurricanes 3
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 2
Total fatalities 201
Total damage $38.9 million (2018 USD)
Atlantic hurricane seasons
2017. 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021


The DHC is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Harvey and Tropical Depression Nine


Tropical Storm Harvey


9:51 AM 21/07/18
Public Advisory

Location: 200 miles south of Buford Dam

Moving: NW

Min pressure: 1006mb

Max sustained: 40 mph

NIT 40

24+ hours 45

35+ hours 45

45+hours 45 (overland)

75+ hours 40

120+ hours 35

125+ hours 30

Tropical Depression Nine


9:52 20/07/18
Public Advisory

Location: 500 miles off of Young Deer Creek

Moving: NW

Min pressure: 1006

Max sustained: 35

NIT 35

24+ hours 40

35+ hours 45

45+hours 50

75+ hours 60

120+ hours 65

125+ hours 70


Saffir–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 53.8 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

Harvey TS
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Satellite image
Current storm status
Tropical storm (1-min mean)
As of: 9:58 AM
Location: 300 miles south of Buford Dam
Winds: 40 mph sustained (1-min mean)
gusting to 40 mph
Pressure: 1006mb
Movement: NW at 9 mph
See more detailed information.
A low formed near Buford Dam rapidly developed into Tropical Depression Eight on July 20.

Current Storm Information

Harvey is located 300 miles south of Buford Dam and is likely to move into the dam in the next three days before weakening and dissipating.

Tropical DepressionNine

Nine TD
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Satellite image
Current storm status
Tropical depression (1-min mean)
As of: 10:06 AM
Location: 400 miles east of Young Deer Creek
Winds: 35 mph sustained (1-min mean)
gusting to 35 mph
Pressure: 1006mb
Movement: NW at 1 mph
See more detailed information.
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.

Current Storm Information

Nine is located 400 miles east of Young Deer Creek and is likely to strengthen into a hurricane before striking land.


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