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2018 Mobile Weather and Marine Almanac © 28th Edition Dr. Bill Williams Pete McCarty TABLE OF CONTENTS Astronomical Events for 2018....................................................................... 2 Astronomical and Meteorological Calendar for 2018.................................. 3 2017 Mobile Area Weather Highlights........................................................ 15 2017 National Weather Highlights .............................................................. 16 2017 Hurricane Season ............................................................................... 17 2018 Hurricane Tracking Chart................................................................... 18 2017 Hurricane Season in Review.............................................................. 20 Harvey and Irma - Structurally Different, but Major Impacts.................... 22 Tropical Storms and Hurricanes 1990-2017 .............................................. 24 World Weather Extremes ............................................................................ 26 Mobile Weather Extremes........................................................................... 28 Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo............................................................. 30 2018 Predicted Tides for Mobile and Vicinity............................................ 32 FRONT COVER PHOTO: Hurricane Irma was located north of Hispaniola when this photo was taken by the GOES-16 satellite on September 7 at 1:08 p.m. CDT. Irma was moving WNW at 16 mph with sustained winds of 175 mph and a central pressure of 27.23”.(Photo courtesy of University of Wisconsin/CIMSS) Astronomical data: U.S. Naval Observatory. Tidal information: National Ocean Survey. Temperature and precipitation records: Courtesy of the National Weather Service. When a record has been tied in the tables on pages 3-14, only the latest record is shown. Typography, layout and printing: University of South Alabama Publication Services. The authors wish to thank Dr. Keith Blackwell for his contribution on the 2017 hurricane season and Mr. D. Andrew Murray for his analysis of hurricanes Harvey and Irma and for his assistance in proofreading the manuscript. Many thanks to Dewey English of AL.com for his valuable assistance with this year’s photographs. (All temperatures in this book are in Fahrenheit) © Copyright 2017 University of South Alabama, Coastal Weather Research Center ALL RIGHTS RESERVED This copyrighted material may not be reproduced without the express written permission of the University of South Alabama, Coastal Weather Research Center, MC 1623, Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002. - 1 -