The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season officially concluded on 30 November and will be remembered most for hurricanes Florence and Michael, which caused significant damage in the southeastern US. In total, the season produced 15 named storms, including eight hurricanes of which two were ‘major’. An average season has 12 named storms, six hurricanes, and three major hurricanes.
In view of the upcoming 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, extending from June 1 to November 30, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center issued its annual outlook, predicting a 35% chance of an above-normal season, a 40% chance of a near-normal season, and a 25% chance of a below-normal season.
PTWC’s near real-time animation for the tsunami from northern Chile on 1 April 2014 resulting from an offshore 8.2 magnitude earthquake in the region.
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