Karl died on September 28 near Ireland. Storms Tropical Storm Andrew . 12:00 UTC (7:00 a.m. CDT) – Tropical Depression Eight strengthens into Tropical Storm Hermine. The storm moved in a small loop later that day, and while doing so, became Tropical Storm Mitch, the 13th named storm of the 1998 Atlantic Hurricane Season. On September 23 it became a hurricane, and it soon slowly turned east. 18:00 UTC (2:00 p.m. AST) – Tropical Storm Georges strengthens into a Category 1 hurricane east of the Lesser Antilles. 12:00 UTC (8:00 a.m. AST) – Hurricane Georges strengthens into a Category 3 hurricane about 600 miles (970 km) east of the Lesser Antilles. There was a near-record number of tropical cyclone–related deaths, due almost entirely to Hurricane … 18:00 UTC (2:00 p.m. AST) – Hurricane Jeanne weakens to a tropical storm west-southwest of the Azores. 1998 hurricane season may refer to: The 1998 Atlantic hurricane season. Tropical Storm Alex (Jul 27 - Aug 2) Hurricane Bonnie (Aug 19-30) Tropical Storm Charley (Aug 21-22) Hurricane Danielle (Aug 24 - Sep 3) Hurricane Earl (Aug 31 - Sep 3) Tropical Storm Frances (Sep 8-12) Hurricane Georges (Sep 15-29) 12:00 UTC (8:00 a.m. AST) – Hurricane Nicole weakens to a tropical storm. It also caused over 350,000 people to become homeless in Cuba, Haiti, and Dominican Republic. 00:00 UTC (8:00 p.m. AST, July 28) – Tropical Depression One strengthens and becomes Tropical Storm Alex. However, one storm lasted until after the end of the season. The 1998 hurricane season in the Atlantic basin is summarized, and the individual tropical storms and hurricanes are described. The 1998 Atlantic hurricane season (SDTWFC What Might Have Been) features what the SDTWFC thought storms would do upon formation. 00:00 UTC (8:00 p.m. AST, November 29) – Tropical Storm Nicole strengthens into a Category 1 hurricane southwest of the Azores. By August 25 it was already a hurricane. Georges made landfall near Biloxi, Mississippi on September 28. 06:00 UTC (1:00 a.m. EST) – Hurricane Mitch weakens to a Category 1 hurricane while remaining virtually stationary east of Roatán. Ivan started on September 19 near Cape Verde Islands. 12:00 UTC (8:00 a.m. AST) – Tropical Storm Lisa strengthens into a Category 1 hurricane and simultaneously attains its peak intensity with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 km/h) and a minimum barometric pressure of 995 mbar (29.4 inHg). Hurricane Georges was a very strong category 4 hurricane. Tropical cyclones include depressions, storms and hurricanes. It became a strong tropical storm before it made landfall near Corpus Christi in Texas. Hurricane Isis was the only hurricane to make landfall during the 1998 Pacific hurricane season. During the second week of October 1998, a tropical wave moved through West Africa and off the coast on 10 October. 18:00 UTC (2:00 p.m. AST) – Hurricane Danielle weakens to a Category 1 hurricane. The 1998 Atlantic hurricane season was one of the most disastrous Atlantic hurricane seasons on record, featuring the highest number of storm-related fatalities in over 218 years and one of the costliest at the time. 1998 Hurricane Season: Taste of Seasons to Come. Hurricane Mitch was one of the deadliest and most powerful hurricanes on record in the Atlantic basin, with maximum sustained winds of 180 mph (290 km/h). In between was a tropical storm that crossed South Florida. 1998 Seasonal Highlights. Most of these were caused by Hurricane Mitch. The1998 Atlantic Hurricane Seasonis an above-average season, with 19 storms forming. Hurricane Madeline was the final tropical cyclone of the 1998 Pacific hurricane season. By August 27 it had slammed into Wilmington, North Carolina, as a category 3 hurricane. 12:00 UTC (7:00 a.m. CDT) – Tropical Depression Eight develops from a tropical wave while located in the north-central Gulf of Mexico. 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[1], On October 5 Tropical Depression One formed, shortly after it became Tropical Storm Lisa. [3] The season officially began on June 1, 1998 and ended on November 30, 1998. There was a near-record number of tropical cyclone–related deaths, due almost entirely to Hurricane Mitch in Central America. The 1998 Atlantic hurricane season officially ends. Hurricane Lisa became extratropical and dead out over the Atlantic that same day. These dates, adopted by convention, historically describe the period in each year w… It includes information that was not released throughout the season, meaning that data from post-storm reviews by the National Hurricane Center, such as a storm that was not initially warned upon, has been included. Charley had died by August 24 over western Texas. Language: English. Tropical cyclones include depressions, storms and hurricanes. Names not used are marked in gray. 12:00 UTC (7:00 a.m. EST) – Hurricane Mitch makes landfall on the mainland coast of Honduras about 85 miles (137 km) east of, 18:00 UTC (1:00 p.m. EST)  – Hurricane Mitch weakens to a tropical storm along the coast near, 15:00 UTC (9:00 a.m. CST) – Tropical Storm Mitch weakens to a tropical depression inland about 25 miles (40 km) south of, 21:00 UTC (3:00 p.m. CST, November 1) – Tropical Depression Mitch dissipates into an area of low pressure near, 18:00 UTC (12:00 p.m. CST)  – The area of low pressure re-generatee into Tropical Storm Mitch after emerging into the, 02:00 UTC (8:00 p.m. CST, November 3) – Tropical Storm Mitch makes landfall about 15 miles (24 km) north-northeast of, 06:00 UTC (12:00 a.m. CST) – Tropical Storm Mitch weakens to a tropical depression over the. 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). 18:00 UTC (1 p.m. CDT) – Hurricane Georges weakens to a Category 1 hurricane just north of Biloxi. 12:00 UTC (2:00 p.m. AST) – Hurricane Karl weakens to a Category 1 hurricane west of the Azores. There were four storm names used for the first time they were named: Alex, Lisa, Mitch, and Nicole for the first time in 1998. Alex moved toward land but died on affect anywhere. It was the 27th and final named storm for the 2005 Atlantic season, and was one of the only 2 tropical cyclones ever to cross over from one calendar year to the next (December 30th, 2005 – January 7th, 2006). It was named on November 24, the storm moved west-southwest for several days, and wind shear caused it to weaken to a tropical depression on November 26. Karl moved east-southeast after forming, then eventually to the northeast, becoming a Category 2 hurricane with 105 mph winds. It seems like 1998 was the "gearing up" year, that would give us a taste of what would come several years later. This tropical wave would become the one of the deadliest and most costly hurricane’s ever seen in Central America, Hurricane Mitch. Hermine was a weak tropical storm that started on September 17 in the Gulf of Mexico. The 2020 Hurricane Season has been anything but typical, already tying the record-breaking year of 2005 as of this writing. The first tropical cyclone developed on … It killed between 20-26 people and caused $50 million in damage. 18:00 UTC (2:00 p.m. AST) – Hurricane Georges strengthens into a Category 4 hurricane. 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