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Atlantic Hurricane Season of 1998

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Abstract

The 1998 hurricane season in the Atlantic basin is summarized, and the individual tropical storms and hurricanes are described. It was an active season with a large number of landfalls. There was a near-record number of tropical cyclone–related deaths, due almost entirely to Hurricane Mitch in Central America. Brief summaries of forecast verification and tropical wave activity during 1998 are also presented.

Corresponding author address: Dr. Richard J. Pasch, National Hurricane Center, 11691 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33165-2149. Email: richard@nhc.noaa.gov

Abstract

The 1998 hurricane season in the Atlantic basin is summarized, and the individual tropical storms and hurricanes are described. It was an active season with a large number of landfalls. There was a near-record number of tropical cyclone–related deaths, due almost entirely to Hurricane Mitch in Central America. Brief summaries of forecast verification and tropical wave activity during 1998 are also presented.

Corresponding author address: Dr. Richard J. Pasch, National Hurricane Center, 11691 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33165-2149. Email: richard@nhc.noaa.gov

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