TAMPA, Fla. – Friday is the last day of the 2018 hurricane season, which caused 15 named storms, eight hurricanes, and two major hurricanes – Florence and Michael, both of which were Category 4 hurricanes.
Here are some facts from the 2018 hurricane season:
- Hurricane Florence brought record floods to the Carolinas in September. It took several weeks for many rivers to fall under the flood stage.
- Hurricane Michael was the strongest hurricane ever to hit the panhandle in Florida.
- Michael was the third most intense hurricane under pressure to land in the United States behind Labor Day of 1935 and Hurricane Camille in 1969.
- The season started before the official start of June 1 when Subtropical Storm formed Alberto on May 25. It landed on May 28 near Laguna Beach, Florida.
- A record with seven named storms was subtropical at one point. A subtropical storm is a named storm with tropical and non-tropical features.
- The 2018 hurricane season was the first since 2008 with four named storms operating simultaneously (Florence, Helene, Isaac, and Joyce).
Here’s a chart showing the traces of tropical storms and hurricanes this season:
Here is a picture of the storm names of 2018:
This video shows the satellite during the season. The names of the storms appear on the video as the storms develop. Watch the 9-minute video to see all the storms of the 2018 hurricane season.