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The 2008 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1st, 2008 and will end November 30th, 2008.

The season Started with the formation of Tropical Storm Arthur on June 9th, a week after the official started.


Seasonal forecasts

Source Date Named

storms

Hurricanes Major

hurricanes

NOAA May 3, 2008 14 7 2
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Actual activity 4 2 1


Season Summary

Storms

Storms
TS Arthur
C4 Bertha
C2 Cristobal
TS Dolly


TD Five

Tropical Storm Arthur

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Barry 7 July 1995 Tropical Storm Arthur (2008 - Track)
DurationJune 9 – June 13
Peak intensity60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  992 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Bertha

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Frances, September 2nd Hurricane Bertha (2008 - Track)
DurationJune 30 – July 10
Peak intensity135 mph (215 km/h) (1-min)  941 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Cristobal

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Joan 22 oct 1988 1317Z Hurricane Cristobal (2008 - Track)
DurationJuly 4 – July 11 (Crossed into EPac) </td></tr>
Peak intensity105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min)  965 mbar (hPa)</td></tr></table>


Tropical Storm Dolly

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Ida 2009 Tropical Storm Dolly (2008 - Track)
DurationJuly 17 – July 21 (Crossed into EPac) </td></tr>
Peak intensity65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  989 mbar (hPa)</td></tr></table>


Tropical Depression Five

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
Bonnie jul 23 2010 1240Z Tropical Depression Five (2008 - Track)
DurationJuly 29 – July 31
Peak intensity35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)






Timeline

wikipedia:Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale


Storm names

The following names will be used to name tropical and subtropical cyclones in the 2008 season.

  • Arthur
  • Bertha
  • Cristobal
  • Dolly
  • Edouard (unused)
  • Fay (unused)
  • Gustav (unused)
  • Hanna (unused)
  • Ike (unused)
  • Josephine (unused)
  • Kyle (unused)
  • Laura (unused)
  • Marco (unused)
  • Nana (unused)
  • Omar (unused)
  • Paloma (unused)
  • Rene (unused)
  • Sally (unused)
  • Teddy (unused)
  • Vicky (unused)
  • Wilfred (unused)


Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) Rating

ACE (104 kt2) – Storm: Source
1 0.00 Storm 12 0.00 Storm
2 0.00 Storm 13 0.00 Storm
3 0.00 Storm 14 0.00 Storm
4 0.00 Storm 15 0.00 Storm
5 0.00 Storm 16 0.00 Storm
6 0.00 Storm 17 0.00 Storm
7 0.00 Storm 18 0.00 Storm
8 0.00 Storm 19 0.00 Storm
9 0.00 Storm 20 0.00 Storm
10 0.00 Storm 21 0.00 Storm
11 0.00 Storm 22 0.00 Storm
Total=0.0

ACE is the result of a storm's winds multiplied by how long it lasted for, so storms or subtropical storms (Originally not included up until 2012) that at lasted a long time , as well as particularly strong hurricanes , have higher ACE totals. Tropical Depressions are not included in season total.


Season effects

This is a table of the storms and their effects in the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season. This table includes the storm's names, duration, peak intensity, Areas affected (bold indicates made landfall in that region at least once), damages, and death totals. Deaths in parentheses are additional and indirect (an example of an indirect death would be a traffic accident), but are still storm-related. Damage and deaths include totals while the storm was extratropical, a wave or a low. All of the damage figures are in 2008 USD (the listed damage figure is in millions).

2008 North Atlantic tropical cyclone statistics
Storm
name
Dates active Storm category

at peak intensity

Max 1-min
wind
mph (km/h)
Min.
press.
(mbar)
Areas affected Damage
(USD)
Deaths


Arthur June 9 – June 13 Tropical storm 60 (95) 992 Bermuda Minor 0
Bertha June 30 – July 10 Category 4 hurricane 135 (215) 941 US East Coast (Florida), The Bahamas, Puerto Rico 10,500 111
Cristobal July 4 – July 11 Category 2 hurricane 105 (165) 965 Venezuela, Nicaragua, Mexico 390 21
Dolly July 17 – July 21 Tropical storm 65 (100) 989 Venezuela, Nicaragua, Mexico 30 9
Five July 29 – July 31 Tropical depression 35 (55) 1004 US East Coast (Florida), The Bahamas 5 4

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