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ⓘ 1968 Atlantic hurricane season. The 1968 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 1968, and lasted until November 30, 1968. These dates are convent ..




1968 Atlantic hurricane season
                                     

ⓘ 1968 Atlantic hurricane season

The 1968 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 1968, and lasted until November 30, 1968. These dates are conventionally the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the Atlantic basin.

Three storms formed in June, making it one of the most active Junes on record. The early part of the season had the most activity, and the season ended quietly compared to the beginning. There were eight named storms, and no major hurricanes. This shows that early season activity has no indication on the entire season. Hurricane Gladys was the costliest storm of the season, causing more than $6 million 1968 USD in damage as it moved northward through Florida, Cuba, and North Carolina.

                                     

1. Storm names

The following names were used for named storms tropical storms and hurricanes that formed in the North Atlantic in 1968.

The list is mostly the same as the 1964 season, save for Candy, Dolly, Edna, Frances, Hannah, and Ingrid, which replaced Cleo, Dora, Ethel, Florence, Hilda, and Isbell. A storm was named Candy for the first time in 1968. Names that were not assigned are marked in gray.

Retirement

No names were retired this season. However, the name Edna was later retroactively retired because of the Hurricane Edna of the 1954 season, and has not been used since.