2018 Atlantic tropical storm season


2018 hurricane forecasts reduced on lower Atlantic temperatures

The Colorado State University tropical weather forecasting team, the Tropical Storm Risks forecasters and the Weatherbell team have all toned down their forecasts for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, pointing to cooling of Atlantic sea surface temperatures. As explained recently, there has been an expectation in insurance and reinsurance circles that read the full article →

Alberto industry loss likely minimal, KCC estimates $50m

The level of industry losses faced by insurance and reinsurance interests after the impacts of sub-tropical storm Alberto in the United States is expected to be minimal, with catastrophe risk modellers Karen Clark & Company estimating that the insured impact will be close to $50 million. Sub-tropical storm Alberto was the read the full article →

Storm Alberto winds hit 65mph as it approaches Gulf Coast

Sub-tropical storm Alberto, the first named cyclone that has formed just in advance of the official start of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, is now approaching the Gulf Coast with sustained winds that have intensified to 65mph and is expected to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle. Alberto has retained its read the full article →

2018 hurricane season forecast as normal or above-normal by NOAA

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be characterised by activity levels that are either normal or above-normal, by the U.S. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which forecasts 10 to 16 named tropical storms, 5 to 9 hurricanes and 1 to 4 major hurricanes during the season ahead. The read the full article →

Hurricane forecasts could be reduced due to cooler sea-surface temps: JLT Re

Given the fact that sea surface temperatures in parts of the Atlantic are running below normal there is a chance that the basin-wide hurricane forecasts for 2018 could be reduced rather than raised at their next updates, according to JLT Re. The reinsurance brokers catastrophe analytics team looked at the outlook read the full article →

CFAN boasts more accurate hurricane track forecasts

Tropical weather and risk analytics provider Climate Forecast Applications Network (CFAN) has boasted of more accurate hurricane track forecasts for 2017's active wind season than were provided by the ECMWF weather model or the National Hurricane Center. Climate Forecast Applications Network (CFAN) uses its proprietary hurricane tracking algorithm as it seeks read the full article →

2018 hurricane season forecast to be average by Weather Company

There is some divergence between forecasts for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, with some forecasters opting for above average levels of storm activity, while others like the Weather Company are opting for something closer to an average season. The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is now just over one month away, meaning read the full article →

“Significantly” above average 2018 hurricane season forecast by NC State

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to feature significantly above long-term average levels of activity by researchers from North Carolina State University, who suggest that as many as 18 named tropical storms and hurricanes could form this year. The hurricane season in 2018 is expected to be significantly more active read the full article →

2018 hurricane forecasts predict slightly above average season

Early forecasts of Atlantic basin seasonal hurricane and tropical storm activity for 2018 are pointing towards a year with a slightly above average number of named storms and hurricanes, while landfall probabilities are also seen as slightly above normal as well. After the major hurricane impacts of 2017 a slightly average read the full article →

Atlantic hurricane activity in 2018 expected above normal: Scientists

Atlantic basin hurricane activity in 2018 is currently seen as most likely to be above normal by a range of scientists, as climate related factors point to seasonal activity being heightened with a greater chance of landfalls in the United States. Disclaimer first; it is very early to be predicting how read the full article →