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. The storm developed a frontal structure as convection became elongated and asymmetric, leading to its extratropical transition by 06:00 UTC on September 29. [23] Despite a La Niña dissipating early in the summer months, atmospheric conditions remained favorable for tropical cyclogenesis, including abnormally low wind shear between 10°N and 20°N. The ridge to Ike's north soon amplified, forcing the hurricane on an unusual, prolonged southwest track while also imparting increased wind shear. [79] Many of these deaths were resultant from the storm's prolific rainfall, with numerous weather stations across the Dominican Republic and Cuba reporting accumulations of 7–10 in (178–254 mm); Agabama, Cuba, recorded a localized maximum of 18.23 in (463 mm). A majority were short-lived and weak. [36], At 06:00 UTC on September 1, the season's ninth tropical depression developed from a well-defined tropical wave that left Africa on August 28. 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. It was an above-average season, featuring sixteen named storms, eight of which became hurricanes, and five which further became major hurricanes. The low turned northwest and dissipated on October 15. [94], A tropical wave moved off the west coast of Africa on September 12. Overall, Paloma inflicted about $300 million in damage there. [15] TSR slightly lowered their numbers in their June 5 update but continued to predict an above-average season. [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. It moved west-southwest and ultimately degenerated over mountainous terrain around 06:00 UTC the next day. Extensive damage to trees and utility poles occurred throughout Cameron and Willacy counties. [13] On May 22, the NOAA's Climate Prediction Center announced their first seasonal outlook for the 2008 season, highlighting 65 percent odds of an above-normal season, 25 percent odds for a near-normal season, and 10 percent odds of a below-average season. It intensified into Tropical Storm Cristobal twelve hours later. 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Meanwhile, a building ridge over the eastern United States forced the storm to dive south. [4] TSR released their final outlook for the season that day, raising their values to 18.2 (±2.9) named storms, 9.7 (±1.7) hurricanes, 4.5 (±1.4) major hurricanes, and an ACE index of 191 (±42) units. 11691 SW 17th Street [76][77], A tropical wave emerged from Africa on August 6 and moved swiftly across the Atlantic, developing into a tropical depression by 12:00 UTC on August 15 while near the northwestern tip of Puerto Rico. [49], In late May, a westward-moving tropical wave and the mid-level remnants of Tropical Storm Alma from the East Pacific combined over the northwestern Caribbean Sea. [33][34][35][36] Gustav was another very destructive storm, causing up to $8.31 billion in damage to Haiti, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Cuba, and the United States. The combination of heavy rainfall and gusty winds resulted in over 2,400 homes being damaged across the Dominican Republic. An equal proportion of homes were damaged in South Caicos, including over one-third that were significantly damaged or destroyed. 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. 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. Steering currents directed the disturbance into the southwest Atlantic, where a decrease in wind shear led to the formation of a tropical depression by 00:00 UTC on September 25 and organization into Tropical Storm Kyle six hours later. They were replaced with Gonzalo, Isaias, and Paulette for the 2014 season.[115]. After briefly weakening below major hurricane strength, a relaxation in the upper-level winds allowed Ike to reattain Category 4 strength while entering the Turks and Caicos Islands; it then made several landfalls at a slightly reduced intensity. The storm's destruction was most complete on the Bolivar Peninsula, where nearly all homes were wiped off their foundations and demolished. 2525 Correa Rd The low tracked across Yucatán Peninsula and, following an increase in convection while over the Laguna de Términos, organized into a tropical depression around 00:00 UTC on October 6. It includes their duration, names, landfall(s)—denoted by bold location names—damages, and death totals. Steered on a west-northwest or northwest course, Bertha reached hurricane strength around 06:00 UTC on July 7. A range of 12 to 16 named storms, 6 to 9 hurricanes, and 2 to 5 major hurricanes was provided, each with 60 to 70 percent probability. 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. The New format uses Maps and Javascript from OpenLayers. NOAA's Historical Hurricane Tracks is a free online tool that allows users to track the paths of historic hurricanes. [47], Overall, the season's activity was reflected with a total cumulative accumulated cyclone energy (ACE) rating of 146, which was well above the normal average, and was the highest value since 2005. Tropical Depression #7 quickly strengthened into Tropical Storm Gustav later on the 25th. it the fourth-costliest hurricane in U.S. history (Blake et al. 2008 Hurricane Data The Hurricane Research Division collects a variety of data sets on tropical cyclones. [21], The season was devastating for Haiti, where four consecutive tropical cyclones – Fay, Gustav, Hanna, and Ike – killed at least 793 people and caused roughly $1 billion in damage. [89] Total damage was estimated at $160 million. [31], In Haiti, Ike compounded the flooding disaster imparted by previous storms Fay, Gustav, and Hanna. Total damage was estimated at $78 million, and five deaths were recorded. NWS Tropical cyclones include depressions, storms and Hurricane Fay (2008) Storm Track & Details. [5] WSI, meanwhile, issued their final seasonal outlook on August 27, reaffirming their numbers from the previous month. casualties and damages, and the post-analysis best track (six-hourly 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). [11] TSR, in contrast, slightly reduced their numbers on April 7 due to cooler projections for Atlantic Ocean temperatures compared to their December forecast. 9, RA IV Hurricane Committee Thirty-First Session Final Report, "Atlantic hurricane best track (HURDAT version 2)", Satellite movie of 2008 Atlantic hurricane season, HPC rainfall page for 2008 Tropical Cyclones, National Hurricane Center's Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2008_Atlantic_hurricane_season&oldid=993501741, Articles which contain graphical timelines, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––. [56] Some 35–40 cars were pulled from submerged streets in Marco Island, with some vehicles submerged in as much as 2 ft (0.6 m) of water. [32] Hanna was the deadliest storm of the season, killing 533 people, mostly in Haiti. 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. [44] Across the Lesser Antilles, the combination of strong winds and frequent lightning caused widespread power outages. 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 Gustav weakened while traversing Haiti and Jamaica but quickly restrengthened over the northwestern Caribbean, reaching winds of 145 mph (230 km/h) before making landfall on the Isle of Youth, and striking the mainland just east of Los Palacios, Cuba, with winds of 155 mph (240 km/h) later on August 30. There, an increase in convection led to the formation of a tropical depression around 06:00 UTC on October 13; it intensified into Tropical Storm Omar eighteen hours later. Hurricane Ike Coordinates. [37], Throughout the Dominican Republic, over 1,239 homes were damaged, of which 12 were destroyed, and about 50 communities were isolated. Career Opportunities, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [106] One man died in Puerto Rico after going into cardiac arrest while installing storm shutters. [9] On January 3, 2008, WSI projected 14 named storms, 7 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes. positions and intensities). [50] Heavy rainfall, reaching 4.77 in (121 mm) at L.F. Wade International Airport,[51] flooded roadways. Omar weakened to a tropical storm around 00:00 UTC on October 18 and degenerating to a remnant low twelve hours later. Meanwhile, Bertha produced large waves and rip currents along the U.S. East Coast, resulting in 3 deaths offshore New Jersey and 57 water rescues in Atlantic City alone. 18, Tropical Cyclone Report: Tropical Storm Laura, Tropical Cyclone Report: Tropical Storm Marco, "Tropical Storm Marco hits Mexico's Gulf coast", Tropical Cyclone Report: Tropical Storm Nana, "Hurricane Omar Spares Northern Caribbean", "Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves US$3.4 Million in Emergency Natural Disaster Assistance for St. Kitts and Nevis", Honduras and Central America: Floods OCHA Situation Report No. While inland over Lake Okeechobee, Fay developed a well-defined eye and reached peak winds of 70 mph (110 km/h). [2][3], The first forecast for the 2008 hurricane season was released by CSU on December 7, 2007. [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. [81] Fay was a prolific tornado producer, with 81 confirmations across 5 states: 19 in Florida, 17 in Georgia, 16 in North Carolina, 15 in Alabama, and 14 in South Carolina. The 2008 Atlantic hurricane season is when many of the tropical cyclones formed in the Atlantic Ocean in 2008. The number of deaths in the table do not add up to 1,074. [67] Overall, Dolly caused at least $1.6 billion in damage, with $1.3 billion in the United States and $300 million in Mexico. The precursor to Kyle and the outer rain bands of Paloma also impacted Haiti. [37] The impact of Gustav was ruinous across the Isle of Youth and mainland Cuba, where sustained winds of 155 mph (249 km/h) and gusts up to 211 mph (340 km/h) resulted in damage to 120,509 structures (about 21,941 beyond repair). The estimated cost of the storm fell just shy of $2.1 billion. [65] Farther north in New Mexico, an estimated 350–500 structures were damaged, roads and bridges were washed out, and one man was swept away by the swollen Rio Ruidoso river. The depression moved westward and intensified into Tropical Storm Edouard on August 4. Once in the Atlantic, the system became better organized and coalesced into a tropical depression around 00:00 UTC on July 19. Gustav continued to strengthen and gained hurricane status early on the 26th as it approached Hispaniola. The third landfall occurred near Flagler Beach on August 21 and the final southwest of Carrabelle on August 23. Winds just shy of tropical storm intensity damaged the roofs of homes and downed several trees. In conjunction with Alma, Tropical Storm Arthur dropped over 12 in (300 mm) of rainfall across portions of Belize, destroying roads, washing out bridges, and damaging 714 homes. [101] In eastern Norway, strong winds downed trees onto roadways and cut power to 10,000 households. 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. Each Atlantic and East Pacific hurricane seasons we conduct a field program in which we collect these data sets from the NOAA aircraft and process them. [99] Kyle produced hurricane-force winds along the southwestern coastline of Nova Scotia that uprooted trees while damaging boats, docks, wharves, and a building under construction. http://www.hurricanetrack.com This is part one of our successful Tracking the Hurricanes: 2008 documentary. ... 1995 Hurricane Season Track Maps. Miami, FL, 33165 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. [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. [111] At least nine deaths were directly attributed to the depression itself. In what was described as the region's worst flooding disaster since Hurricane Mitch, crops suffered catastrophic losses, tens of thousands of homes were destroyed, and dozens of people were killed. Track Maps For Some Earlier Hurricanes. By July 19, however, the storm began to undergo extratropical transition, a process it completed by 12:00 UTC the next morning. To monitor and track the development and movement of a hurricane, meteorologists rely on remote sensing by satellites, as well as data gathered by specially equipped aircraft. No projections for the number of hurricanes, major hurricanes, or ACE were given. The agricultural and fishing industries suffered significant losses too. [116], On April 22, 2009, at the 31st Session of the RA IV Hurricane Committee, the World Meteorological Organization retired the names Gustav, Ike, and Paloma from its rotating name lists due to the number of deaths and damage they caused, and they will not be used again for another Atlantic hurricane. From there it is anyones guess as to the exact hit but weather forecasters fear Hurricane Gustav could be a category 4 hurricane by the time it enters the Gulf of Mexico Saturday. [104], A tropical wave exited the west coast of Africa on October 6, accompanied by a broad area of low pressure. [95] About $48 million in damage occurred in Puerto Rico. [22], A well-defined tropical wave left Africa on July 1 and organized into a tropical depression by 06:00 UTC on July 3. The 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season These pages are strictly for non-profit educational use that is not of a commercial nature. 1. [10], In April, CSU slightly raised their values owing to a favorable Atlantic sea surface temperature configuration during the preceding month, upping the projected numbers to 15 named storms, 8 hurricanes, and 4 major hurricanes. Widespread heavy rainfall occurred throughout southern Texas, with a concentration of 15 in (381 mm) near Harlingen; this rainfall caused severe inland flooding. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) [112] The storm's remnants moved northward into Florida, resulting in a daily rainfall record in Tallahassee and localized heavy rainfall in surrounding locales. Basements were flooded and roads were washed out along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia. The CPC, alongside TSR and CSU, highlighted the ongoing multi-decadal period of enhanced Atlantic tropical cyclone activity, the ongoing La Niña in the Pacific, and warmer than average ocean temperatures across the eastern tropical Atlantic as the basis for their predictions. National Hurricane Center forecast track and cone of uncertainty for Gustav from Aug. 29 (left) and Aug. 31 (right). The westward-moving feature crossed the Windward Islands on September 19 and began to interact with a strong upper-level trough, leading to an increase in convection and a more evident circulation center. [40] Power lines were downed, cutting electricity to about 7,500 homes, and tree branches were snapped. [44], Omar first impacted the Netherland Antilles, where large waves caused severe damage to coastal facilities. [16] Meanwhile, on June 18, the UKMO released their seasonal forecast, assessing a 70 percent probability the number of tropical storms would fall between 10 and 20, with 15 tropical storms noted as the most likely value in 2008. [96][97] In rain-stricken Haiti, heavy rainfall caused the Orangers River to overflow its banks, resulting in severe damage to homes in Jacmel. [28][45][46] The only storm of the season to not reach tropical storm status, Tropical Depression Sixteen, contributed to a significant flooding event in Central America, with the cyclone itself directly blamed for at least nine deaths. Ike, classified as a hurricane made landfall on September 13, 2008. [64] The remnants of the storm heavy impacted Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, where five homes and a historic church were collapsed and about 2,840 acres (1,150 hectares) of corn and barley were ruined. To be sure, the 2008 hurricane season, covering the Atlantic basin and the Eastern and mid-Pacific areas, is in full swing. [85] In neighboring Haiti, some 10,250 homes were damaged, including about 2,100 that were destroyed. New Hurricane Tracking Map for 2020! [59], A tropical wave emerged off Africa on July 11. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 2008 CD release of Hurricane on Discogs. Hundreds of businesses were impacted, dozens of electrical poles were toppled, and over a dozen bridges were damaged. Bertha became the longest-lived July tropical cyclone on record for the basin, the first of several long-lived systems during 2008. Tornadoes were confirmed throughout the region, including 21 in Mississippi, 11 in Louisiana, 6 in Florida, 2 in Arkansas, and 1 in Alabama. 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. Label: Wall Of Sound - WOS050CD,Play It Again Sam [PIAS] - 949.2050.020 • Format: CD Album • Country: Europe • Genre: Reggae, Pop • Hurricane tracking maps, current sea temperatures, and more. National Hurricane Center 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. It was the only year on record in which a major hurricane existed in every month from July through November in the North Atlantic. 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. Satellite images and tracking maps of Category 4 Major Hurricane Ike 2008, September 1 - 15. [30] Hurricane Ike was the most destructive storm of the season, as well as the strongest, devastating Cuba as a major hurricane and later making landfall near Galveston, Texas, at Category 2 (nearly Category 3) intensity. [12] WSI on April 23 raised the expected number of hurricanes from 7 to 8 and major hurricanes from 3 to 4 while leaving the number of named storms unchanged. [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. The system quickly weakened once inland and was downgraded to a tropical depression early on August 6 before degenerating into a remnant low at 06:00 UTC that day. [37][32], A tropical wave entered the Atlantic on August 19, leading to the formation of a tropical depression around 00:00 UTC on August 28 approximately 315 mi (505 km) east-northeast of the northernmost Leeward Islands. Some buildings of lesser construction were severely damaged as well. Table 1. [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. The impacts of northerly wind shear initially curtailed intensification; the following day, however, a more favorable environmental regime allowed the storm to attain maximum winds of 65 mph (100 km/h). The newly-formed cyclone entered the Bay of Campeche a few hours later and quickly intensified into a tropical storm—the smallest on record in the Atlantic Ocean. Numerous trees and power lines were downed, cutting power to some 2.6 million customers across Texas and Louisiana. 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. Most meteorological organizations rate the intensity of a storm by this figure, so the lower the minimum pressure of the storm, the more intense or "stronger" it is considered to be. One very unusual feat was a streak of tropical cyclones affecting land, with all but one system impacting land in 2008. [47] In mid- to late October, the tropical depression combined with another area of low pressure as well as a cold front to produce torrential rainfall across Central America. The highest concentration of damage in the Bahamas occurred on Inagua, where 70–80 percent of houses sustained roof damage, of which approximately 25 percent saw major damage or were destroyed. [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. nhcwebmaster@noaa.gov, Central Pacific Hurricane Center Honolulu, HI 96822 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. Numerous trees were felled, and downed power lines cut electricity to tens of thousands of homes. Ships were run aground, structures were damaged, and some communities were isolated. [100] The remnants of Laura produced heavy rainfall on already-saturated ground across the northwestern United Kingdom, overflowing drainage systems and closing roads. The first occurred near Key West on August 18 and the second just east of Cape Romano on August 19. The trough extended into the Gulf of Mexico the following day and resulted in the development of a circulation that subsequently crossed Florida on July 17. A second upper-level low caused Hanna to conduct a counter-clockwise loop north of Haiti before reaching the western periphery of the subtropical ridge, sending the storm ashore near the North Carolina–South Carolina border at 07:20 UTC on September 6 with winds of 70 mph (110 km/h). Hurricane tracks are courtesy of NOAA and the National Hurricane Center. 2. Hurricane Gustav - September 1, 2008. [nb 3] It officially started on June 1 and ended on November 30. It made a second landfall on the Texas mainland at a slightly reduced strength two hours later. The low merged with a front less than 24 hours later and existed as an extratropical entity until being absorbed by a larger non-tropical low west of the British Isles on October 4. Hurricanes, Typhoons, & Tropical Cyclones FAQs (NOAA) The system organized as bands of convection coalesced around the center, leading to the formation of a tropical depression around 06:00 UTC on October 12. It curved northeast once inland, merging with one cold front over southern New England and a second near Newfoundland. Hurricane Hanna Coordinates. Winds again increased to 130 mph (215 km/h) as Ike moved ashore near Cabo Lucrecia, Cuba. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 2008 CD release of Hurricane on Discogs. [84] Throughout all areas impacted, Fay caused about $560 million in damage. [29] Damage across the island chain was estimated at $124.5 million. Additionally, sea surface temperatures in the deep tropics and the Caribbean Sea were fifth warmest since 1950. The storm continued northeast through the Anegada Passage and into the central Atlantic. This feature organized into Subtropical Storm Laura by 06:00 UTC on September 29 after shedding its frontal boundaries, and it further developed into a fully tropical system on September 30 as deep convection formed over the center. XML index of all Tropical Cyclone Reports, Atlantic | Eastern Pacific | Central Pacific, 2008 North Atlantic Hurricane Season Track Map (click to enlarge). [78], A tropical wave departed Africa on August 13, coalescing into a tropical depression south of Puerto Rico by 00:00 UTC on August 25 and intensifying into Tropical Storm Gustav twelve hours later. Hurricane Ike (2008) Storm Track & Details. [78] Overall, Fay caused seventeen deaths in the United States: fifteen in Florida,[82] one in Georgia,[83] and one in Alabama. [22] The season was above-average, featuring 16 named storms, 8 of which intensified into hurricanes, while 5 of the hurricanes reached major hurricane status. 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