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These are the betting pools for the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season!

To keep it fun, no betting on storms that have already formed!

No actual betting is going on here (that I'm aware of)

Informal betting on date of formation of first stormEdit

You can add in your own date if you want to do so.

  • Before May 1 - TG My Birthday 18:22, November 19, 2017 (UTC) Let's start off very early. Hi!-68.106.0.77 23:08, November 22, 2017 (UTC) January pls ~ KN2731 {talk} 05:11, November 25, 2017 (UTC) More pre-season storms please. Nutfield001 (talk) 11:38, December 2, 2017 (UTC) I see this as some sort of trend Astronomicalunits (talk) 02:51, December 18, 2017 (UTC)JoeBillyBob (talk) 12:07, December 18, 2017 (UTC)
  • May 1 to 10 - Maybe we could see another Ana. Send Help Please (talk) 03:54, December 22, 2017 (UTC), 100% eggplant certified - Prism55 18:57, December 22, 2017 (UTC)
  • May 11 to 20 - Hmmm... Anonymous 2.0 (talk) 08:29, November 19, 2017 (UTC) I have a feeling we might have another early start. Leeboy100 Hello! 21:49, November 25, 2017 (UTC) Reasonable dateArrDFe25 (talk) 22:48, February 18, 2018 (UTC)
  • May 21 to 31 - I feel we could see another pre-season storm this year. - Garfield (18/11/17) A late May Alberto is possible. {contribs) The Almighty Chopstick {talkpage) NHCTSSymbol.png 02:21, November 19, 2017 (UTC) Alberto forms just before the season begins ~ Steve Talk PageMy Edits📧 01:25, November 26, 2017 (UTC) Late May seems reasonable. ChowKam2002 (talk) 02:56, January 2, 2018 (UTC)Allancalderini12 (talk) 22:06, January 29, 2018 (UTC)
  • June 1 to 10 - Thinking just after the start of the season. Nkechinyer (talk)Nkechinyer SUPREME COLGATE CREW 15:26, November 27, 2017 (UTC) Ryan1000 11:28, February 22, 2018 (UTC)
  • June 11 to 20 - i doubt we'll see a early storm AnimeBro!!!!! (talk) 01:56, January 5, 2018 (UTC)
  • June 21 to 30 - 211.198.26.242 21:36, December 22, 2017 (UTC) Alberto pulls this off, an early season C3 forming on June 25.Welcome 2018! (talk)
  • July 1 to 10 -
  • July 11 to 20 -
  • July 21 to 31 -
  • August 1 to 10 -
  • August 11 to 20 -
  • August 21 to 31 -
  • September 1 to 30 -
  • After September 30 -
  • There will be no storms this year (highly unlikely) -

Informal betting on date of dissipation of last stormEdit

You can add in your own date if you want to do so.

Informal betting on strangest stormEdit

I couldn't resist. What storm do you think will shred the rules of climatology the most? Please tell why, it makes it more fun.

This section is just for fun. There will likely be no winner. Because of this, please do not cross out the names as they form, and please do not bet on a storm that has already formed. ; )

  • Alberto - Forms in early June and hits Florida as a major hurricane, becoming the earliest to do so on record. Ryan1000 11:28, February 22, 2018 (UTC)
  • Beryl -
  • Chris -
  • Debby - Forms subtropical, becomes a hurricane in the Carribean sea. {contribs) The Almighty Chopstick {talkpage) NHCTSSymbol.png 02:21, November 19, 2017 (UTC)
  • Ernesto - Takes a very similar track, intensity, and timing as Ernesto 2012, but this time backwards. ChowKam2002 (talk) 04:00, January 6, 2018 (UTC)
  • Florence - Becomes a medicane and strikes Florence, Italy TG My Birthday 18:22, November 19, 2017 (UTC)
  • Gordon - SLAMS STRAIGHT INTO HELL'S KITCHEN AS A BADASS CAT 5 WOOP WOOP! WIPES OUT ALL AREAS WITH A HIGH DENSITY OF VEGANS. DEMOLISHES ALL SCHOOLS BECAUSE HE THINKS SCHOOL DINNERS ARE SO BLAND THEY LOOK LIKE THE INSIDES OF HIS GRANDFATHER'S COLOSTOMY BAG  D E S K R A A T I N G O 19:48, February 8, 2018 (UTC)
    • A Category 3 storm that stays out to sea, but somehow reaches a pressure of 881 millibars, just to spite Wilma and avenge Gilbert.:P Leeboy100 Hello! 21:48, November 25, 2017 (UTC)
  • Helene - a C5 that strikes Texas at 155 mph loops around to strike Mexico as a C3 AnimeBro!!!!! (talk) 01:56, January 5, 2018 (UTC)
  • Isaac - Should've been retired in 2012 Astronomicalunits (talk) 02:51, December 18, 2017 (UTC) Pissed that Sandy overshadowed him in 2012, so he hits NYC, only to get snubbed by WMO ArrDFe25 (talk) 22:50, February 18, 2018 (UTC)
  • Joyce - Peak at the same intensity as the Southern Joyce. Hi!-68.106.0.77 23:08, November 22, 2017 (UTC) Joan was not retired, so the name was Joan. Sinks Bermuda after a complete evacuation, but is not retired. Welcome 2018!/Shit happened.
  • Kirk - Flies out into space and creates his own enterprise. - Garfield (18/11/17)
  • Leslie - Turns eastwards and makes landfall in Mauritania. ~ KN2731 {talk} 05:15, November 25, 2017 (UTC)
  • Michael - Forms near Cape Verde, hits Costa Rica as a Cat 3, crosses over into the Eastern, then Central Pacific basins, hits Hawaii as a Cat. 4, moves into the Western Pacific, peaks as a Cat. 5 with a minimum pressure in the 890s and maximum sustained winds of 190 mph, makes landfall in the Phillipines at that intensity, makes landfall in Thailand as a strong tropical storm, moves through the Bay of Bengal and makes landfall in southern India as a weak tropical storm, becomes a remnant low but regenerates into a minimal hurricane over the Arabian Sea, makes its final landfall in Somalia as a tropical depression, and its leftover moisture moves across Africa to contribute to the development of Tropical Storm Rafael. TL;DR: Ferdinand Magellan, the hurricane. Send Help Please (talk) 04:13, December 22, 2017 (UTC) 
  • Nadine - Pratically moves in a straight northerly line from Cuba to a North Carolina Landfall. Nkechinyer (talk)Nkechinyer
  • Oscar - Shows up on a film which wins an Oscar in 2019. ~ Steve Talk PageMy Edits📧 21:25, November 18, 2017 (UTC) Lol, I agree. Hi!-68.106.0.77 23:08, November 22, 2017 (UTC)
  • Patty - While it makes landfall at the US, Patty lets it rain patties. Hi!-68.106.0.77 00:18, December 8, 2017 (UTC)
  • Rafael -
  • Sara -Forms South Of Liberia,Becomes A Cat 5 Before Passing North Of Dominica,Hitting Haiti With 190 Mph Winds,Hitting Cuba With The Same Windspeed,Does A Matthew As A Cat 5,Hits NYC As A Cat 5,Hits Rhode Island As A Cat 4,Hits Canada As A Cat 3,Hits Newfoundland As A Cat 1,Hits Greenland And Iceland As A Tropical Storm,Goes Extratropical North Of UK TheRealHurricaneTrackerSps123 (talk) 07:59, February 8, 2018 (UTC)
  • Tony -
  • Valerie -
  • William -

Informal betting on strongest storm nameEdit

No betting on storms that have already formed. Sorry. If there is a storm with the highest winds but another with the lowest pressure by the end of the season, we will split the title.

Informal betting on weakest storm name (excluding depressions)Edit

No betting on storms that have already formed. Sorry. If there is a storm with the lowest winds but another with the highest pressure by the end of the season, we will split the title.

  • Alberto - Cane Harvey (Harvey) 20:29, November 26, 2017 (UTC)
  • Beryl - TG My Birthday 18:22, November 19, 2017 (UTC) This ~ KN2731 {talk} 05:18, November 25, 2017 (UTC) D E S K R A A T I N G O 22:16, December 10, 2017 (UTC)JoeBillyBob (talk) 12:07, December 18, 2017 (UTC)
  • Chris - A terrible, horrible, short-lived, random, and disgraceful failure. Hi!-68.106.0.77 23:08, November 22, 2017 (UTC) ~ Steve Talk PageMy Edits📧 01:27, November 26, 2017 (UTC) A disgrace like its predecesor in 2006.Allancalderini12 (talk) 22:10, January 29, 2018 (UTC)
  • Debby - I have a feeling that Debbie will fail. ChowKam2002 (talk) 02:56, January 2, 2018 (UTC)
  • Ernesto - Ryan1000 22:37, December 4, 2017 (UTC)
  • Florence - Anonymous 2.0 (talk) 08:31, November 19, 2017 (UTC)
  • Gordon - A fail 40 mph storm 100% eggplant certified - Prism55 18:57, December 22, 2017 (UTC)
  • Helene -
  • Isaac -
  • Joyce - Random fail in the midst of hurricanes. {contribs) The Almighty Chopstick {talkpage) NHCTSSymbol.png 02:21, November 19, 2017 (UTC) -------- 40/1009. Beryl is also 40 mph but the Pressure is the tiebreaker. Nkechinyer (talk)Nkechinyer
  • Kirk - Garfield (18/11/17) As the NHC said in 2012, he will not live long and prosper. Leeboy100 Hello! 21:48, November 25, 2017 (UTC)
  • Leslie -
  • Michael - Ehh Astronomicalunits (talk) 02:51, December 18, 2017 (UTC)
  • Nadine - 
  • Oscar -
  • Patty -
  • Rafael -
  • Sara - a 40 mph failica AnimeBro!!!!! (talk) 01:56, January 5, 2018 (UTC) Poor Sandy only reaches 40 mph before being absorbed by a through.
  • Tony -
  • Valerie -
  • William -

Informal betting on the highest windsEdit

Winds are in miles per hour. And no betting on storms with winds mentioned that have already formed (due to rounding issues with winds in knots, 135 and 170 mph aren't mentioned).

  • Less than 115 -
  • 115 -
  • 120 -
  • 125 -
  • 130 -
  • 140 -
  • 145 -
  • 150 - Garfield (18/11/17) We’ve only had Category 5’s three years in a row one time on record, and I don’t really see it happening again anytime soon. Plus, I kind of want a break from C5’s (unless they stay out to sea, that is.) Leeboy100 Hello! 21:52, November 25, 2017 (UTC)
  • 155 - Ryan1000 22:37, December 4, 2017 (UTC)
  • 160 - TG My Birthday 18:22, November 19, 2017 (UTC)
  • 165 - {contribs) The Almighty Chopstick {talkpage) NHCTSSymbol.png 02:21, November 19, 2017 (UTC) ------- Hurricane Michael. Nkechinyer (talk)Nkechinyer Honestly don't see anything powerful this season, maybe one Cat 5 ArrDFe25 (talk) 22:52, February 18, 2018 (UTC)
  • 175 - Yes Astronomicalunits (talk) 02:51, December 18, 2017 (UTC) ChowKam2002 (talk) 02:56, January 2, 2018 (UTC) Cane Harvey (Harvey) 20:30, November 26, 2017 (UTC)JoeBillyBob (talk) 12:07, December 18, 2017 (UTC)
  • 180 - We need some more 180 mphers 100% eggplant certified - Prism55 18:57, December 22, 2017 (UTC) AnimeBro!!!!! (talk) 01:56, January 5, 2018 (UTC) 285KmsAllancalderini12 (talk) 22:13, January 29, 2018 (UTC)
  • 185 - re-Irma anyone? Anonymous 2.0 (talk) 08:31, November 19, 2017 (UTC)
  • 190 - Gordon achieves it, tying Allen for the highest winds in the Atlantic. Hi!-68.106.0.77 23:08, November 22, 2017 (UTC),Sara At PeakTheRealHurricaneTrackerSps123 (talk) 07:55, February 8, 2018 (UTC)
  • 195 - The Atlantic record needs to be broken. ~ KN2731 {talk} 05:19, November 25, 2017 (UTC)
  • 200 or more (Worldwide record high, Hurricane Patricia in 2015, highly unlikely) - Helene becomes a mega-monster, just a tad bit weaker than Patricia.~ Steve Talk PageMy Edits📧 21:25, November 18, 2017 (UTC) Joan is the strongest storm ever, with winds of 245 mph. Welcome 20-8!|Shit happened. 11:17 AM January 6.

Informal betting on the lowest pressureEdit

Pressures are in ranges per 5 mbars. You can add in your own pressure if you want to do so, but no betting on storms with the listed pressures that have already formed.

Informal betting on longest lasting storm (By time in days)Edit

Predict how many days the longest lasting storm will exist! (In the rare case that a storm exits the basin, only days spent inside the basin are counted)

Informal betting on longest lasting storm nameEdit

Which storm will last the longest?

Informal betting on shortest lasting storm (excluding depressions)Edit

  • Alberto - Always the first storm Cane Harvey (Harvey) 20:31, November 26, 2017 (UTC)
  • Beryl - Just 30 Hours as a tropical system. SAD! Nkechinyer (talk)Nkechinyer Weakest and thus ~ KN2731 {talk} 05:22, November 25, 2017 (UTC) Still no inarnations as a hurricane, hoping that comes true this year too.
  • Chris - Garfield (18/11/17) Only 6 hours as a tropical system. Really sad! Hi!-68.106.0.77 23:08, November 22, 2017 (UTC)
  • Debby - SUPREME COLGATE CREW 15:26, November 27, 2017 (UTC) As I said, I predict a failure. ChowKam2002 (talk) 02:56, January 2, 2018 (UTC)
  • Ernesto - Lasts a pathetic 25 hours)]([Swirling Magnetar)]
  • Florence - Floprence. Anonymous 2.0 (talk) 08:33, November 19, 2017 (UTC)
  • Gordon - Ryan1000 11:28, February 22, 2018 (UTC)
  • Helene - TG My Birthday 18:22, November 19, 2017 (UTC)
  • Isaac -JoeBillyBob (talk) 12:07, December 18, 2017 (UTC)
  • Joyce - {contribs) The Almighty Chopstick {talkpage) NHCTSSymbol.png 02:21, November 19, 2017 (UTC)
  • Kirk - As I said above. Leeboy100 Hello! 21:55, November 25, 2017 (UTC)
  • Leslie -
  • Michael - Forms short of land Astronomicalunits (talk) 02:51, December 18, 2017 (UTC)
  • Nadine - In stark contrast to 2012. ~ Steve 🎅 HappyHolidays!🎄 06:54, December 18, 2017 (UTC)
  • Oscar -
  • Patty -
  • Rafael - Just 6 hours as a TS 100% eggplant certified - Prism55 18:57, December 22, 2017 (UTC)
  • Sara - AnimeBro!!!!! (talk) 01:56, January 5, 2018 (UTC) Only 6 hours. Welcome 2018!/Shit happened.
  • Tony -
  • Valerie -
  • William -

Informal betting on final storm nameEdit

Which storm name will be the season finale?

Informal betting on number of tropical depressions (season total)Edit

Informal betting on number of storms peaking at tropical depression intensityEdit

How many depressions will fail to reach even the tropical storm category?

Informal betting on number of named storms (season total)Edit

Informal betting on number of storms peaking at tropical storm intensityEdit

How many storms will strengthen enough to receive a name, but fail to reach hurricane strength?

Informal betting on number of hurricanes (season total)Edit

  • There will be no hurricanes this year (record low, 1907 and 1914) -
  • 1 -
  • 2 -
  • 3 -
  • 4 -
  • 5 -
  • 6 -
  • 7 - Ryan1000 22:37, December 4, 2017 (UTC)
  • 8 - Garfield (18/11/17) ---------- Eight. Nkechinyer (talk)Nkechinyer TG My Birthday 18:22, November 19, 2017 (UTC)

{contribs)The Almighty Chopstick {talkpage) NHCTSSymbol.png 02:21, November 19, 2017 (UTC)

Informal betting on number of storms peaking at non-major hurricane intensityEdit

How many storms will reach hurricane strength, but only peak as a C1 or C2?

{contribs) The Almighty Chopstick  {talkpage) NHCTSSymbol.png 02:21, November 19, 2017 (UTC) Out of all 12 hurricanes, 5 peak at either Cat 1 or 2. Hi!-68.106.0.77 23:08, November 22, 2017 (UTC) 5 out of 11 ~ KN2731 {talk} 05:28, November 25, 2017 (UTC)

Informal betting on number of major hurricanesEdit

  • There will be no major hurricanes this year (record low set most recently in 2013, highly unlikely) -
  • 1 -
  • 2 -
  • 3 - Garfield (18/11/17) ArrDFe25 (talk) 22:55, February 18, 2018 (UTC)

{contribs) The Almighty Chopstick {talkpage) NHCTSSymbol.png 02:21, November 19, 2017 (UTC) Ryan1000 22:37, December 4, 2017 (UTC)

  • 4 - Gordon, Kirk, Michael, Nadine. Nkechinyer (talk)NkechinyerJoeBillyBob (talk) 12:07, December 18, 2017 (UTC) ChowKam2002 (talk) 04:00, January 6, 2018 (UTC) 
  • 5 - maybe I won't be correct with the names tho (Gordon, Helene, Isaac, Michael, Nadine). Anonymous 2.0 (talk) 08:41, November 19, 2017 (UTC) TG My Birthday 18:22, November 19, 2017 (UTC) Gordon (C5), Isaac (C4), Kirk (C3), Rafael (C3), Sara (C5), might not be correct with the names though. Nutfield001 (talk) 11:42, December 2, 2017 (UTC) Gordon (140-145 mph C4), Helene (record-breaking C5), Kirk (C3), Michael (150-155 mph C4), and Rafael (C3). ~ Steve 🎅 HappyHolidays!🎄 06:54, December 18, 2017 (UTC)
  • 6 - same as 2017 ~ KN2731 {talk} 05:29, November 25, 2017 (UTC)
  • 7 (record, 1961 and 2005) - A record-tying 7 majors form in this season. Hi!-68.106.0.77 23:08, November 22, 2017 (UTC) EKWALITY Astronomicalunits (talk) 02:51, December 18, 2017 (UTC), 100% eggplant certified - Prism55 18:57, December 22, 2017 (UTC)
  • 8 or more (highly unlikely) - we could see it AnimeBro!!!!! (talk) 01:56, January 5, 2018 (UTC)

Informal betting on number of Category 5 hurricanesEdit

How many storms will reach the most powerful SSHS category?

Informal betting on number of deathsEdit

No betting on death tolls that currently exist. Sorry.

Informal betting on damage totalsEdit

No betting on damage totals that currently exist. Sorry.

Informal betting on ACE totalsEdit

No betting on ACE totals that currently exist. Sorry.

Informal betting on number of retired names (due to impact)Edit

No betting on obvious numbers from storms that have already formed. Sorry. Also, this section only counts retired names for impacts on land, not for political insensitivities.

{contribs) The Almighty Chopstick {talkpage) NHCTSSymbol.png 02:21, November 19, 2017 (UTC)

  • 3 names - Gordon, Isaac, and Joyce. Hi!-68.106.0.77 23:08, November 22, 2017 (UTC) Gordon, Helene, and Michael. ~ Steve Talk PageMy Edits📧 23:10, November 26, 2017 (UTC)
  • 4 names - Gordon, Kirk, Michael, Nadine. Nkechinyer (talk)Nkechinyer, Anonymous 2.0 (talk) 08:42, November 19, 2017 (UTC) ~ KN2731 {talk} 05:33, November 25, 2017 (UTC) Yes Astronomicalunits (talk) 02:51, December 18, 2017 (UTC), 100% eggplant certified - Prism55 18:57, December 22, 2017 (UTC) Bad things always come in 3 but if this is an active season then we might get an extra.Allancalderini12 (talk) 22:16, January 29, 2018 (UTC)
  • 5 names (record high, 2005) - TG My Birthday 18:22, November 19, 2017 (UTC),Ernesto,Gordon,Isaac,Leslie,Sara TheRealHurricaneTrackerSps123 (talk) 07:52, February 8, 2018 (UTC)
  • More than 5 names (extremely unlikely) - All the others are taken, so I might as well throw my hat in the ring here. I will say that I've got a bad feeling about Michael this season, like with Harvey last season and Matthew before that. Send Help Please (talk) 16:27, December 22, 2017 (UTC)

Informal betting on number of subtropical stormsEdit

How many storms will peak at subtropical storm intensity? If you want to be extremely specific, please write down the names of the storms you think will do so.

Informal betting on number of off-season stormsEdit

How many storms do you think will form off-season? If you want to be specific, write down the storm names that you think will form off-season. P.S. A storm that forms in November but persists into December counts as an off-season storm.

{contribs)The Almighty Chopstick {talkpage) NHCTSSymbol.png 02:21, November 19, 2017 (UTC)  Ryan1000 22:37, December 4, 2017 (UTC)

Informal betting on final tropical cyclone report issuedEdit

This betting pool is closed until December 2018.JoeBillyBob (talk) 07:27, December 21, 2017 (UTC)