Tracking past or present Hurricanes is simple with our Interactive Hurricane Tracker Map for Season 2020. Hurricane Gustav Coordinates. [37], Throughout the Dominican Republic, over 1,239 homes were damaged, of which 12 were destroyed, and about 50 communities were isolated. It tracked westward across Hispaniola and parts of … More than $10 billion in damage and 8 deaths occurred there. [86] Eighty-five people were killed. The New format uses Maps and Javascript from OpenLayers. [42] However, it has since fallen to sixth, after the 2018,[43] 2012, and 2017 seasons. An exceptionally strong upper-level trough, aided by outflow from nearby Hurricane Ike, prompted a weakening trend thereafter. The odds of a major hurricane landfall in the Caribbean and along the United States were projected to be above average. Table 1. [5] WSI, meanwhile, issued their final seasonal outlook on August 27, reaffirming their numbers from the previous month. Mirroring CSU, the group assigned high probabilities that the United States and Lesser Antilles landfalling ACE index would be above average. 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. [32] Farther north in Canada, the remnants of Ike produced record rainfall and high winds across portions of Ontario and Québec. "Notable" hurricanes listed here are based on extensive damage, numerous fatalities, or extreme strength. (MORE: Atlantic Hurricane Season Isn't Off to as Busy a Start as It Seems) Tropical Storm Fay was named on Aug. 15, 2008, near Puerto Rico. [31], A strong tropical wave accompanied by a surface low departed Africa late on August 31. [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). 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. It continued to move northwestward across Texas and dissipated around 00:00 UTC on August 7. [29] Damage across the island chain was estimated at $124.5 million. Hurricane Ike (2008) Storm Track & Details. Hurricane Gustav - September 1, 2008. The island of Aruba saw significant flooding from heavy rains. Known as hurricane tracking , it's a creative way to teach hurricane awareness, learn about storm intensities, and to create and keep your own hurricane records from season to season. 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. It affected the states of Idaho, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas, Arkansas and Indiana. [66] In nearby El Paso, Texas, homes and streets were flooded, and one indirect death occurred when a driver rolled over after hitting a puddle. 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. It intensified into Tropical Storm Cristobal twelve hours later. The National Hurricane Center's Tropical Cyclone Reports contain comprehensive information on Suite 250 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). The low turned northwest and dissipated on October 15. The season was devastating for Haiti, where nearly 800 people were killed by four consecutive tropical cyclones (Fay, Gustav, Hanna, and Ike), especially Hurricane Hanna, in August and September. Hurricane Hernan became the first major hurricane of 2008 in the Pacific Ocean on August 9 when its max winds reached 194 km/h (121 mph or 105 knots). [32], Other notable storms included Tropical Storm Fay, which became the first Atlantic tropical cyclone to make landfall in the same U.S. state on 4 occasions; Tropical Storm Marco, the smallest Atlantic tropical cyclone on record;[25] Hurricane Omar, a powerful late-season major hurricane which caused moderate damage to the ABC islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands in mid-October;[44] and Hurricane Paloma, which became the third-strongest November hurricane in recorded history and caused about $454.4 million in damage to the Cayman Islands and Cuba. Due to the fact that Adobe Flash is not supported in Mobile or Tablets, our Engineers have re-engineered the old Flash Hurricane Tracking Map. [87] A total of 140 electrical towers were destroyed, laying waste to 809 mi (1,302 km) of power lines and cutting power to much of the area. Examining conditions in April and May, the organization compiled a list of hurricane seasons with similar conditions: 1951, 1961, 2000, and 2001. Numerous trees were felled, and downed power lines cut electricity to tens of thousands of homes. Ike curved northeast once inland, interacting with a front the next morning and merging with another low near the Saint Lawrence River on the afternoon of September 15. At least 74 deaths were attributed to the hurricane in Haiti, and an additional 2 occurred in the Dominican Republic. The National Hurricane Center has been reanalyzing hurricanes and tropical storms … XML index of all Tropical Cyclone Reports, Atlantic | Eastern Pacific | Central Pacific, 2008 North Atlantic Hurricane Season Track Map (click to enlarge). [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. Once inland, Dolly weakened to a tropical storm early on July 24 and ultimately degenerated to a remnant low around 00:00 UTC on July 26. Hurricane tracks are courtesy of NOAA and the National Hurricane Center. Hurricanes, Typhoons, & Tropical Cyclones FAQs (NOAA) 1. Damage and deaths include totals while the storm was extratropical, a wave, or a low, and all of the damage figures are in 2008 USD. Once in the Atlantic, the system became better organized and coalesced into a tropical depression around 00:00 UTC on July 19. 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. [45] Floodwaters cut off several communities as roads were inundated and bridges were swept away. 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). 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