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Tropical Storm Name List 2018

Tropical Storm Name List 2018Tropical Storm Name List 2018

The Tropical Storm Name List 2018 as provided by NOAA is as follows: Alberto, Beryl, Chris, Debby, Ernesto, Florence, Gordon, Helene, Isaac, Joyce, Kirk, Leslie, Michael, Nadine, Oscar, Patty, Rafael, Sara, Tony, Valerie and William.

Tropical Storm Name List 2018

Since 1953, Atlantic tropical storms had been named from lists originated by the National Hurricane Center. They are now maintained and updated through a strict procedure by an international committee of the World Meteorological Organization.

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2018 Hurricane Forecast – GWO Prediction

2018 Hurricane Forecast – GWO Prediction

The GWO  (globalweatheroscillations.com) which perfectly predicted the 2017 hurricane season, considered by many the most accurate hurricane forecaster (87% accuracy since 2009), has released its 2018 Hurricane Forecast. GWO predicts 2018 to be a near repeat of 2017 – and possibly another record breaker. Although a similar forecast, hurricane landfalls may occur in different locations.

2018 Hurricane Forecast

16 named storms, 8 of them hurricanes, 4 of them major hurricanes, and a potential for 4 U.S. hurricane landfalls – 2 likely to be major storms. Up to 6 named storms may make U.S. landfalls. On average, the Atlantic Basin has 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes and 2.7 major hurricanes.

2018 Hurricane Forecast

Current Water Temps

The reason for another aggressive hurricane season is that ocean water temperatures continue to run warmer than normal across most of the Atlantic Basin, especially in the Caribbean and the U.S. coast. This is very similar to last year, and will be conducive for tropical storms and/or hurricanes forming and strengthening close to the U.S. GWO expects the Bermuda-Azores High Pressure Center will again be in a favorable location, allowing more named storms to maintain strength, or to strengthen as they move  across the Atlantic toward the U.S.