Tag: Hurricanes of 2008

  • Hurricane Paloma: A Late-Season Atlantic Powerhouse

    Hurricane Paloma: A Late-Season Atlantic Powerhouse

    Hurricane Paloma, a prominent storm in the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season, left a lasting impact with its exceptional intensity and formation records. This research article examines the characteristics and effects of Hurricane Paloma, which emerged as the sixteenth tropical storm, eighth hurricane, and fifth major hurricane of the season. Notably, Paloma stands as the sixth…

  • The Impact of Hurricane Kyle: A Tale of Torrential Rain, Flooding, and Strong Winds

    The Impact of Hurricane Kyle: A Tale of Torrential Rain, Flooding, and Strong Winds

    Hurricane Kyle, a Category 1 hurricane during the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season, left its mark on Puerto Rico and Nova Scotia. This research article examines the path and consequences of Hurricane Kyle, from its formative stage as a slow-moving low-pressure system over Puerto Rico to its landfall in Nova Scotia and subsequent transition into an…

  • Hurricane Ike: Devastation and Lessons Learned from the 2008 Hurricane Season

    Hurricane Ike: Devastation and Lessons Learned from the 2008 Hurricane Season

    Hurricane Ike, a powerful tropical cyclone that struck the Greater Antilles and Northern America in September 2008, left a trail of destruction, primarily impacting Cuba and Texas. With similarities to the historic 1900 Galveston hurricane, Ike’s journey included intensification in the central Atlantic, landfall in Cuba, passage through the Gulf of Mexico, and a final…

  • Hurricane Hanna (2008): A Moderately Powerful and Deadly Tropical Cyclone

    Hurricane Hanna (2008): A Moderately Powerful and Deadly Tropical Cyclone

    Introduction: On August 28, 2008, Hurricane Hanna formed east-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands. Initially hampered by moderate wind shear, the storm gradually intensified as it moved westwards towards the Bahamas. By August 31, Hanna had shifted southwards and reached its peak intensity as a Category 1 hurricane while passing over the Turks and Caicos…

  • The Impact of Hurricane Gustav: A Devastating Force in the 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season

    The Impact of Hurricane Gustav: A Devastating Force in the 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season

    Hurricane Gustav, the second most destructive hurricane of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season, unleashed its fury upon Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Cuba, and the United States. This research article explores the trajectory of Hurricane Gustav, its devastating effects on various regions, loss of lives, and the staggering economic costs incurred for…

  • Hurricane Dolly: A Powerful Tropical Cyclone Impacting Deep South Texas in July 2008

    Hurricane Dolly: A Powerful Tropical Cyclone Impacting Deep South Texas in July 2008

    This research article examines the impact of Hurricane Dolly, a strong tropical cyclone that made landfall in Deep South Texas during the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season. Dolly originated from a disturbed weather system associated with a robust tropical wave, rapidly intensifying and reaching tropical storm status with already significant wind speeds. This event marked a…

  • Hurricane Bertha: The Longest-Lived Atlantic Tropical Cyclone of July 2008

    Hurricane Bertha: The Longest-Lived Atlantic Tropical Cyclone of July 2008

    This research article examines Hurricane Bertha, a significant weather event during the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season. Bertha set records as the longest-lived Atlantic tropical cyclone during July and as the furthest east system to attain tropical storm intensity for that month. This article provides an overview of the storm’s development, track, intensity fluctuations, and impacts…