Hypercane Alex was the strongest storm in the 2198 Atlantic hurricane season, and the strongest storm to hit Newfoundland, beating the record of Hurricane Igor of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season. It caused $US109.5 billion dollars and 6000 deaths. Because of deaths and damages, the name Alex was retired and was replaced with Alissa for the 2204 season.

Hypercane (NHC)
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Duration August 1 – September 21
Peak intensity 1150 mph (1850 km/h) (1-min)  500 mbar (hPa)