2018 Atlantic hurricane season
Seasonal boundaries
First system formed May 25
Last system dissipated Season not finished
Strongest storm
Name Alberto
 • Maximum winds 65 mph (100 km/h)
 • Lowest pressure 990 mbar (hPa; 29.24 inHg)
Seasonal statistics
Total storms 1
Hurricanes 0
Major hurricanes
(Cat. 3+)
Total fatalities Unknown
Total damage Unknown
Atlantic hurricane seasons
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is a future event in the annual formation of tropical cyclones in the Northern Hemisphere. The season will officially begin on June 1, 2018, and end on November 30, 2018. These dates historically describe the period each year when most tropical cyclones form in the Atlantic basin and are adopted by convention. However, the formation of tropical cyclones is possible at any time of the year.



Subtropical Storm Alberto

Main Article: Subtropical Storm Alberto

Subtropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration May 25 – May 31
Peak intensity 65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  990 mbar (hPa)
Subtropical Storm Alberto was the first Named Storm of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Alberto also marked the 4th year in a row that a named storm has been classified before the official start of the season, forming a week before the official start. Alberto formed as a subtropical storm in the northwest Caribbean Sea. Alberto spent many days unorganized, and dumping heavy rains across Cuba and Southern Florida before making landfall around Laguna Beach Florida. It moved inland and weakened to a subtropical depression as it moved over Alabama, eventually transitioning into a fully tropical depression over Tennessee, a rare occurance. The depression remained tropical until it was over Michigan, where it turned post topical, which was very unusual as well.

Storm names

The following list of names will be used for named storms that form in the North Atlantic in 2018. Retired names, if any, will be announced by the World Meteorological Organization in the spring of 2019. 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 except for Sara, which replaced Sandy.

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

Season effects

This is a table of all the storms that have formed in the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. It includes their duration, names, landfall(s), denoted in parentheses, damages, and death totals. Deaths in parentheses are additional and indirect (an example of an indirect death would be a traffic accident), but were still related to that storm. Damage and deaths include totals while the storm was extratropical, a wave, or a low, and all the damage figures are in 2017 USD.

Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale
TD TS C1 C2 C3 C4 C5
2018 North Atlantic tropical cyclone statistics
Dates active Storm category

at peak intensity

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Areas affected Damage
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Season Aggregates
0 cyclones Season not started   ' None None