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2028 Atlantic hurricane season (Sandy156)
Season summary 2028 (Sandy)
Season summary map
Seasonal boundaries
First system formedJuly 3
Last system dissipatedDecember 11
Strongest storm
NameEarl
 • Maximum winds130 mph (215 km/h)
 • Lowest pressure944 mbar (hPa; 27.88 inHg)
Seasonal statistics
Total depressions14
Total storms13
Hurricanes7
Major hurricanes
(Cat. 3+)
2
Total fatalities245 total
Total damage$9.23 billion (2028 USD)
Atlantic hurricane seasons
2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030

The 2028 Atlantic hurricane season was the least active season since 2024 featuring 13 named storms and 7 hurricanes, of which 2 became major hurricanes. Following the unprecedented activity of 2027, the 2028 season featured lesser and slower activity due to an El Nino forming this year. The season officially started on June 1 and officially ended on November 30, although storms may form out of those boundaries. The first system, Hurricane Alex, developed on July 3, while the last storm, Tropical Storm Martin, dissipated on December 11.

Season summary

Saffir–Simpson scale

Systems

Hurricane Alex

Category 1 hurricane (NHC)
Nate 2017-10-07 1850Z Alex track 2028
DurationJuly 3 – July 9
Peak intensity80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min)  982 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Bonnie

Tropical storm (NHC)
Olga 2007-12-11 0208Z Bonnie track 2028
DurationJuly 19 – July 22
Peak intensity50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1003 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Colin

Tropical storm (NHC)
11L Sept 28 2013 1645Z Colin track 2028
DurationAugust 12 – August 15
Peak intensity40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Danielle

Tropical storm (NHC)
Danielle sim 2028 Danielle track 2028
DurationAugust 19 – August 25
Peak intensity70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  990 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression Five

Tropical depression (NHC)
08L Aug 15 2012 1655Z Five track 2028
DurationSeptember 7 – September 8
Peak intensity35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1007 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Earl

Category 4 hurricane (NHC)
Earl sim 2028 Earl track 2028
DurationSeptember 12 – September 17
Peak intensity130 mph (215 km/h) (1-min)  944 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Fiona

Category 2 hurricane (NHC)
Hurricane Florence Nov 7 1994 1451Z Fiona track 2028
DurationSeptember 19 – September 24
Peak intensity105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min)  964 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Gaston

Category 2 hurricane (NHC)
Gaston sim 2028 Gaston track 2028
DurationSeptember 21 – October 1
Peak intensity110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min)  961 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Hermine

Category 3 hurricane (NHC)
Hurricane Erin 09 sept 2001 1527Z Hermine track 2028
DurationSeptember 27 – October 11
Peak intensity125 mph (205 km/h) (1-min)  945 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Ian

Tropical storm (NHC)
Ian sim 2028 Ian track 2028
DurationOctober 12 – October 24
Peak intensity70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  992 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Julia

Category 1 hurricane (NHC)
Julia sim 2028 Julia track 2028
DurationOctober 20 – October 28
Peak intensity85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min)  978 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Karl

Tropical storm (NHC)
Karl sim 2028 Karl track 2028
DurationOctober 21 – November 1
Peak intensity70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  991 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Lisa

Category 1 hurricane (NHC)
Ivan 1998-09-26 1315Z Lisa track 2028
DurationNovember 8 – November 14
Peak intensity80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min)  973 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Martin

Tropical storm (NHC)
16L 2003-09-26 1335Z Martin track 2028
DurationDecember 9 – December 11
Peak intensity45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1001 mbar (hPa)

Storm names

The following list of names were used for named storms that formed in the North Atlantic in 2028. The names not retired from this list will be used again in the 2034 season. This was the same list used in the 2022 season. The name Martin was first used this year.

  • Alex
  • Bonnie
  • Colin
  • Danielle
  • Earl
  • Fiona
  • Gaston
  • Hermine
  • Ian
  • Julia
  • Karl
  • Lisa
  • Martin
  • Nicole (unused)
  • Owen (unused)
  • Paula (unused)
  • Richard (unused)
  • Shary (unused)
  • Tobias (unused)
  • Virginie (unused)
  • Walter (unused)

Retirement

On March 22, 2029, at the 51st session of the RA IV hurricane committee, the World Meteorological Organization retired the names Earl and Ian from its rotating naming lists due to the destruction they caused, and it will not be used again for another Atlantic hurricane. They will be replaced with Elliott and Idris respectively for the 2034 season.

Season effects

This is a table of all the storms that have formed in the 2028 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 tropical wave, or a low, and all the damage figures are in USD. Potential tropical cyclones are not included in this table.

Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale
TD TS C1 C2 C3 C4 C5
2028 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


Alex July 3 – 9 Category 1 hurricane 80 (130) 982 Mexico, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina $350 million 6 (3)
Bonnie July 19 – 22 Tropical storm 50 (85) 1003 Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic $90 million 2 (4)
Colin August 12 – 15 Tropical storm 40 (65) 1004 None None None
Danielle August 19 – 25 Tropical storm 70 (110) 990 Belize, Mexico, Florida, Georgia, Alabama $650 million 5 (4)
Five September 7 – 8 Tropical depression 35 (55) 1007 None None None
Earl September 12 – 17 Category 4 hurricane 130 (215) 944 South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, New England, New Brunswick $4.9 billion 10 (3)
Fiona September 19 – 24 Category 2 hurricane 105 (165) 964 None None None
Gaston September 21 – October 1 Category 2 hurricane 110 (175) 961 Lesser Antilles, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Jamaica, Cuba $380 million 5 (2)
Hermine September 27 – October 11 Category 3 hurricane 125 (205) 945 Bermuda, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, New England $850 million 17 (9)
Ian October 12 – 24 Tropical storm 70 (110) 992 Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, Bahamas $1.2 billion 85 (59)
Julia October 20 – 28 Category 1 hurricane 85 (140) 978 Mexico, Cuba, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas $525 million 6 (1)
Karl October 21 – November 1 Tropical storm 70 (110) 991 Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, Bahamas $310 million 17 (6)
Lisa November 8 – 14 Category 1 hurricane 80 (130) 973 Newfoundland None None
Martin December 9 – 11 Tropical storm 45 (75) 1001 Bermuda Minor 1
Season Aggregates
14 systems July 3-December 11   130 (215) 944 $9.23 billion 245
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