Note: This report catalogs recent tropical cyclones across the North Atlantic and East Pacific and places each basin’s tropical cyclone activity in a climate-scale context. It is not updated in real time. Users seeking the real time status and forecasts of tropical cyclones should visit The National Hurricane Center.

Note: This report catalogs recent tropical cyclones across the North Atlantic and East Pacific and places each basin's tropical cyclone activity in a climate-scale context. It is not updated in real time. Users seeking real time status and forecasts of tropical cyclones should visit The National Hurricane Center.

North Atlantic

June 2018 Tropical Cyclone Counts
Storm Type June 2018 June 1981-2010 Average Record Most for June
Period of Record: 1851-2018
Tropical Storm
(Winds > 39 mph)
0 0.5
(one every other year)
3
(1886, 1909, 1936, 1968, 2016)
Hurricane
(Winds > 74 mph)
0 0.1
(one every 10 years)
3
(1886)
Major Hurricane
(Winds > 111 mph)
0 0 1
(1945, 1957, 1966)

East Pacific

June 2018 Tropical Cyclone Counts
Storm Type June 2018 June 1981-2010 Average Record Most for June
Period of Record: 1949-2018
Tropical Storm
(Winds >39 mph)
5 1.9 5
(1985, 2018)
Hurricane
(Winds >74 mph)
2 0.8
(four every five years)
3
(1984)
Major Hurricane
(Winds >111 mph)
2 0.3
(about one every three years)
2
(1978, 2010, 2018)
June 2018 Individual Tropical Cyclones
Name Dates of winds
>39 mph
Maximum
Sustained Winds
Minimum
Central Pressure
Landfall
Hurricane Aletta (Cat. 4) June 6th –11th 140 mph 943 mb N/A
Hurricane Bud (Cat. 4) June 10th –15th 130 mph 948 mb Near Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Tropical Storm Carlotta June 14th –19th 65 mph 997 mb N/A — Impacts in Mexico
Tropical Storm Daniel June 24th –26th 45 mph 1003 mb N/A
Tropical Storm Emilia June 27th – July 2nd 60 mph 997 mb N/A

Significant Events

Hurricane Bud formed from a tropical wave on June 5th off the west coast of Mexico. Bud reached tropical storm strength June 10th and favorable conditions allowed the storm to rapidly develop to a major hurricane on the 11th. Bud reached its peak intensity on the following day with sustained winds of 130 mph. Bud weakened to a tropical storm before making landfall along the Baja Peninsula on the 14th. The remnant low from Bud continued to move northward, bringing heavy rain to parts of the American Southwest and Great Plains and was even associated with a record-breaking precipitation event in the Upper Midwest. Hurricane Bud brought the first precipitation to parts of the Southwest since February 2018 and caused flash flooding.



Citing This Report

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, State of the Climate: Monthly Tropical Cyclones Report for June 2018, published online July 2018, retrieved on June 27, 2022 from https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/access/monitoring/monthly-report/tropical-cyclones/201806.

Metadata

https://data.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/iso?id=gov.noaa.ncdc:C00775