Satellite images and tracking maps of Category 4 Major Hurricane Ike 2008, September 1 - 15. Examining conditions in April and May, the organization compiled a list of hurricane seasons with similar conditions: 1951, 1961, 2000, and 2001. [100] The remnants of Laura produced heavy rainfall on already-saturated ground across the northwestern United Kingdom, overflowing drainage systems and closing roads. It continued to move northwestward across Texas and dissipated around 00:00 UTC on August 7. [31] Throughout the United States, Ike killed 74 people in Texas,[91] 28 people across the Ohio River Valley,[31] 6 people in Louisiana,[92] and 1 person in Arkansas. Scientists at NOAA’s National Hurricane Center are predicting that the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season is going to be an active one, likely to have at least 12 named storms. [32], Other notable storms included Tropical Storm Fay, which became the first Atlantic tropical cyclone to make landfall in the same U.S. state on 4 occasions; Tropical Storm Marco, the smallest Atlantic tropical cyclone on record;[25] Hurricane Omar, a powerful late-season major hurricane which caused moderate damage to the ABC islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands in mid-October;[44] and Hurricane Paloma, which became the third-strongest November hurricane in recorded history and caused about $454.4 million in damage to the Cayman Islands and Cuba. The cyclone then underwent a period of rapid intensification that brought it to its peak as a Category 3 hurricane with winds of 125 mph (205 km/h) later that day. A majority were short-lived and weak. Basements were flooded and roads were washed out along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia. Hurricane Ike produced a damaging, destructive and deadly storm surge across the upper Texas and southwest Louisiana coasts, and will likely end up being the third costliest natural disaster in the United States behind Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Andrew. 2008 Hurricane Data The Hurricane Research Division collects a variety of data sets on tropical cyclones. [38][39], A trough developed across the northern Gulf of Mexico on August 2 and quickly developed into a tropical depression about 85 miles (140 km) southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River around 12:00 UTC on August 3. [34][35] Gusty winds downed trees and power lines that cut electricity along the Eastern seaboard. [20] Following an active start to the season, CSU upped their predictions in an August 5 update, calling for 17 named storms, 9 hurricanes, 5 major hurricanes, and an ACE index of 175 units. Suite 250 They anticipate six to nine hurricanes, several of which are predicted to become major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 … The effects of strong wind shear mitigated further organization, weakening the storm back to tropical depression intensity by 12:00 UTC on October 13 and causing it to degenerate to a remnant low a day later. Max wind speed 145mph. [95] About $48 million in damage occurred in Puerto Rico. The latest weather reports have Hurricane Gustav tracking just south of Cuba, heading toward the Gulf of Mexico by the weekend. The system began to organize almost immediately after entering the Atlantic, developing into a tropical depression around 00:00 UTC on September 2 and intensifying into Tropical Storm Josephine six hours later. Winds just shy of tropical storm intensity damaged the roofs of homes and downed several trees. Despite intermittent bursts of convection, Josephine weakened to a tropical depression around 00:00 UTC on September 6 and degenerated to a remnant low six hours later. [26] This season was also one of only ten Atlantic hurricanes seasons on record to have a major hurricane form before August,[27] as well as one of only seven Atlantic seasons to feature a major hurricane in November. [98] In the Northeastern United States, two people were killed by large waves in Rhode Island. [45] Floodwaters cut off several communities as roads were inundated and bridges were swept away. [68] Sustained winds of 56 mph (90 km/h), gusting to 71 mph (114 km/h), brought down trees and power lines while inflicting minor roof damage to hundreds of homes. [38][39] Bertha was an early season Cape Verde-type hurricane that became the longest-lived July North Atlantic tropical cyclone on record, though it caused few deaths and only minor damage. New Hurricane Tracking Map for 2020! Gradual intensification occurred as the cyclone passed well west of Bermuda; it attained hurricane strength around 12:00 UTC on September 27 and reached peak winds of 85 mph (140 km/h) a day later. At least 74 deaths were attributed to the hurricane in Haiti, and an additional 2 occurred in the Dominican Republic. [78], Throughout the Caribbean, Fay contributed to at least 16 deaths: 10 in Haiti,[33] 5 in the Dominican Republic,[78] and 1 in Jamaica. The third landfall occurred near Flagler Beach on August 21 and the final southwest of Carrabelle on August 23. Tropical cyclones include depressions, storms and hurricanes. A popular activity during hurricane season is to track the path and progress of tropical storms and hurricanes. [31], In Haiti, Ike compounded the flooding disaster imparted by previous storms Fay, Gustav, and Hanna. This is a table of all of the storms that formed in the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season. A reconnaissance aircraft measured peak winds of 30 mph (45 km/h), and the depression maintained these winds as it made landfall just west of Punta Patuca, Honduras, at 12:30 UTC on October 15. These strong winds nonetheless downed trees and power lines and capsized 94 vessels. The country's food supply, shelter, and transportation networks were ruined. 3, Review of the Past Hurricane Season: Reports of Hurricanes, Tropical Storms, Tropical Disturbances and Related Flooding during 2008, "7:43 a.m.: Hurricane Ike deaths, state by state", Tropical Cyclone Report: Tropical Depression Sixteen, Jamaica's Report on the 2008 Hurricane Season, Macro Socio-Economic Assessment of the Damage and Losses Caused by Hurricane Paloma, "NASA reports 2008 is ninth warmest year since 1880", "NOAA Forecasts 'Near-Normal' Hurricane Season For Atlantic, 'Above-Normal' For Pacific", "Comparison of Original and Revised HURDAT", "Subject: E11) How many tropical cyclones have there been each year in the Atlantic basin? A strong subtropical ridge to the depression's north directed it on a west-northwest path for several days, while environmental conditions allowed for quick intensification. However, the system did not develop a well-defined circulation until around 12:00 UTC on July 20, at which time it was designated as Tropical Storm Dolly about 310 mi (500 km) east of Chetumal, Quintana Roo. Steered on a west-northwest or northwest course, Bertha reached hurricane strength around 06:00 UTC on July 7. Heavy rainfall across Massachusetts and Connecticut led to significant flooding. Satellite images and tracking maps of Category 1 Hurricane Hanna 2008, August 28 - September 8. [19] On July 4, TSR slightly raised their forecast. A northward motion brought the storm over progressively cooler waters on October 1, and it degenerated to a remnant area of low pressure by 12:00 UTC that day. Interaction between the cyclone and an upper-level low kept Hanna fairly steady-state for several days, with its appearance briefly resembling that of a subtropical storm. [52] Fifty-five people were injured off the coast of Delaware while an additional four individuals were injured off North Carolina. Tornadoes were confirmed throughout the region, including 21 in Mississippi, 11 in Louisiana, 6 in Florida, 2 in Arkansas, and 1 in Alabama. It intensified into Tropical Storm Ike six hours after formation and, on September 3, began a 24-hour period of rapid intensification that saw its winds increase from 85 mph (140 km/h) to a peak of 145 mph (230 km/h). All NOAA. 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If you have trouble viewing linked files, obtain a free viewer for the file format: US Dept of Commerce Omar weakened to a tropical storm around 00:00 UTC on October 18 and degenerating to a remnant low twelve hours later. This led to the formation of Tropical Storm Arthur by 00:00 UTC on May 31. One person died in South Carolina after drowning in a drainage ditch. [101] In eastern Norway, strong winds downed trees onto roadways and cut power to 10,000 households. The agricultural and fishing industries suffered significant losses too. 2525 Correa Rd Ike, classified as a hurricane made landfall on September 13, 2008. The ridge to Ike's north soon amplified, forcing the hurricane on an unusual, prolonged southwest track while also imparting increased wind shear. Dozens of residents were injured but no deaths occurred. It moved west-southwest and ultimately degenerated over mountainous terrain around 06:00 UTC the next day. In the Turks and Caicos Islands, about 95 percent of all houses on Grand Turk Island were damaged, 20 percent of which severely so. nhcwebmaster@noaa.gov, Central Pacific Hurricane Center These four storms caused about $1 billion in damage in Haiti alone. The cyclone caused a particularly devastating storm surge along the western Gulf Coast of the United States due to in part to its large size. Tropical depressions listed below are those that did not reach Known as hurricane tracking , it's a creative way to teach hurricane awareness, learn about storm intensities, and to create and keep your own hurricane records from season to season. Hispaniola, Turks and Caicos Islands, The Bahamas, Cuba, Gulf Coast of the United States, Midwestern United States, This page was last edited on 10 December 2020, at 23:10. National Hurricane Center forecast track and cone of uncertainty for Gustav from Aug. 29 (left) and Aug. 31 (right). [31] Ike was the second-costliest hurricane in the Atlantic at the time, but has since dropped to sixth following Sandy, Harvey, Irma, and Maria. (MORE: Atlantic Hurricane Season Isn't Off to as Busy a Start as It Seems) Tropical Storm Fay was named on Aug. 15, 2008, near Puerto Rico. The National Hurricane Center's Tropical Cyclone Reports contain comprehensive information on each tropical cyclone, including synoptic history, meteorological statistics, casualties and damages, and the post-analysis best track (six-hourly positions and intensities). Table 3. NOAA Office for Coastal Management Historical Hurricane Tracks National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Tropical Depression #7 quickly strengthened into Tropical Storm Gustav later on the 25th. Once inland, Dolly weakened to a tropical storm early on July 24 and ultimately degenerated to a remnant low around 00:00 UTC on July 26. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 2008 CD release of Hurricane on Discogs. Gustav continued to strengthen and gained hurricane status early on the 26th as it approached Hispaniola. Six weak tornadoes or waterspouts were recorded, but generally minor damage was observed. [17] On July 2, WSI held firm to their April forecast;[18] the organization was forced to slightly increase the number of named storms and hurricanes later that month. Weather Underground provides information about tropical storms and hurricanes for locations worldwide. [31] In Cuba, nearly a quarter of the island's population, 2.6 million people, was evacuated in advance of the storm; as a result, only seven deaths were reported. 2007). [62] Offshore, the body of a fisherman was recovered while three others were purported missing. Twelve hours later, the depression intensified into Tropical Storm Hanna. While run-off ultimately helped replenish Lake Okeechobee and surrounding reservoirs,[78] the immediate impact of the rain event was more destructive. Once in the Atlantic, the system became better organized and coalesced into a tropical depression around 00:00 UTC on July 19. Progressively cooler waters began to weaken Cristobal the next day, and it was then absorbed by a large extratropical cyclone south of Newfoundland around 12:00 UTC on July 23. The remnants accelerated northeast and merged with another extratropical low over the Great Lakes later on September 5. [113], The following list of names was used for named storms that formed in the North Atlantic in 2008. The post-tropical storm continued northeast and merged with a larger extratropical low near Iceland on July 21. Courtesy NOAA. [44] Across the Lesser Antilles, the combination of strong winds and frequent lightning caused widespread power outages. On a west to west-northwest heading, the cyclone steadily intensified and attained peak winds of 65 mph (100 km/h) early on September 3. However, the aforementioned ridge soon began to impart northerly wind shear, and the cyclone weakened accordingly. Tropical Storm Arthur formed two days early on May 30, 2008. Bertha became the longest-lived July tropical cyclone on record for the basin, the first of several long-lived systems during 2008. "Notable" hurricanes listed here are based on extensive damage, numerous fatalities, or extreme strength. Fay, classified as a tropical storm made landfall on August 23, 2008. The 2008 Atlantic hurricane season was the most disastrous Atlantic hurricane season since 2005, causing over 1,000 deaths and nearly $50 billion (2008 USD) in damage. [45] The 211 mph (340 km/h) wind gust, observed at Paso Real de San Diego weather station in Pinar del Río Province, was the second highest wind gust ever recorded on land in a tropical cyclone, behind only Cyclone Olivia's 253 mph (407 km/h) gust on Barrow Island, Australia. In its report, the organization predicted 13 named storms, 7 hurricanes, 3 major hurricanes, and an annual Accumulated Cyclone Energy index of 115 units. [33] Along the coastline of the United States, rip currents killed one person at Kure Beach, North Carolina and another in Spring Lake, New Jersey. Ike was the most destructive storm of the season, as well as the strongest in terms of minimum barometric pressure, devastating Cuba as a major hurricane and later making landfall near Galveston, Texas, as a large high-end Category 2 hurricane. [11] TSR, in contrast, slightly reduced their numbers on April 7 due to cooler projections for Atlantic Ocean temperatures compared to their December forecast. Noted hurricane experts Dr. Philip J. Klotzbach, Dr. William M. Gray, and their associates at Colorado State University (CSU) – as well as forecasters at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Met Office (UKMO), Tropical Storm Risk (TSR), Weather Services International (WSI) – issued forecasts of hurricane activity prior to the start of the season. [60], In its early stages, mudslides generated by heavy rainfall from the storm caused 21 deaths in Guatemala. Omar attained hurricane strength around 00:00 UTC on October 15 before ultimately reaching peak winds of 130 mph (215 km/h) a little over a day later shortly after passing near Saint Croix. Label: Wall Of Sound - WOS050CD,Play It Again Sam [PIAS] - 949.2050.020,Soyuz Music - WOS050CD • Format: CD Album • Country: Russia • Genre: Electronic, Reggae, Pop • Style: Reggae-Pop [114] The names not retired from this list were used again in the 2014 season. The unusual number of storms with impact led to one of the deadliest and destructive seasons in the history of the Atlantic basin, especially with Ike, as its overall damages made it the second-costliest hurricane in the Atlantic at the time, although it would later drop to sixth after hurricanes Sandy, Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Meanwhile, a building ridge over the eastern United States forced the storm to dive south. [9] On January 3, 2008, WSI projected 14 named storms, 7 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes. [40] The Atlantic basin tropical cyclones of 2008 collectively caused roughly $49.4 billion in damage and at least 1,074 fatalities. Hurricane Hernan became the first major hurricane of 2008 in the Pacific Ocean on August 9 when its max winds reached 194 km/h (121 mph or 105 knots). 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