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These are the betting pools for the 2019 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 storm (May 20)

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

  • Before May 1 - Beatissima (talk) 02:50, March 16, 2019 (UTC)
  • May 1 to 10 -
  • May 11 to 20 - NO WINNER!! (Andrea formed May 20)
  • May 21 to 31 - Calling for the record: 5 consecutive pre-season storms. Ryan1000 03:39, November 19, 2018 (UTC) GentleEarthquake 01:39, January 1, 2019 (UTC) Leeboy100Hello! 06:43, January 12, 2019 (UTC) Sandy156 :) 19:59, February 2, 2019 (UTC)
  • June 1 to 10 - Maybe just after the start of the season.  ~ Roy25   Happy Thanksgiving Day!!! | 🦃   23:36, November 22, 2018 (UTC)  YellowSkarmory (talk) 14:45, January 1, 2019 (UTC)
  • June 11 to 20 -No.1 Mobile (talk) 01:58, May 4, 2019 (UTC)
  • June 21 to 30 - ~ Steve Talk PageMy Edits📧 07:28, November 10, 2018 (UTC) This will definitely be a season like 2014  Christmas is coming!  03:59, December 4, 2018 (UTC)
  • July 1 to 10 - TG 2018 00:03, December 8, 2018 (UTC) Anonymous 2.0 (talk) 09:33, April 17, 2019 (UTC)
  • July 11 to 20 - I think we'll see a later start for once. - PORYGONAL 17:33, November 8, 2018 (UTC)
  • 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 storm (November 25)

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

Informal betting on strangest storm

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. ; )

  • Andrea -
  • Barry -
  • Chantal - Becomes only the second July Category 5 storm in the Atlantic after Emily in 2005, hits South Carolina as a formidable hurricane. Ryan1000 03:39, November 19, 2018 (UTC)
  • Dorian - Forms near the East Coast and is only a TS for a mere 6 hours, and stay in the same spot.  ~ Roy25   Happy Thanksgiving Day!!! | 🦃   23:36, November 22, 2018 (UTC) 
  • Erin -
  • Fernand - Moves the slowest any hurricane has ever moved. YellowSkarmory (talk) 14:45, January 1, 2019 (UTC)
  • Gabrielle -
  • Humberto - 
  • Imelda - Splits into two hurricanes: I’m and Elda. I’m quickly dissipates, while Elda becomes a 220 mph fishspinner cat 5 with a pressure of 869 (just enough to beat Tip). When Hurricane Melissa comes and starts a Fujiwhara interaction, Elda suddenly and rapidly weakens to a 30 mph tropical depression and makes landfall over Panama. In the Pacific, Elda restrengthens and attains the exact same peak intensity, and holds it for a week. After a month and a half, it gets absorbed by typhoon Tip.Ȝeſtikl (talk) 08:49, September 5, 2019 (UTC)
  • Jerry - (Not part of my actual prediction) Becomes the first storm on record to strike Ireland while still tropical. ~ Steve Talk PageMy Edits📧 07:28, November 10, 2018 (UTC) Jerry copycats Tomas in 2010 in its track, reaching a peak of C3 in the Caribbean Sea, and gets retired just like Tomas. Sandy156 :) 01:07, April 23, 2019 (UTC) 
  • Karen - Becomes a C4 more than 5 times GentleEarthquake 01:47, January 1, 2019 (UTC) 
  • Melissa - Melissa continues the M curse, becoming a C4 before striking NC as a C3 and getting retired. Sandy156 :) 01:03, April 23, 2019 (UTC)
  • Nestor -
  • Olga -
  • Pablo - Makes landfall in Colombia as a formidable hurricane, ironically destroying all of the remaining cocaine fields and nothing else. Send Help Please (talk) 17:56, March 24, 2019 (UTC)
  • Rebekah - My namesake hurricane comes all the way up to Ohio to have drinks and watch GOT reruns with me on my birthday. Beatissima (talk) 02:53, March 16, 2019 (UTC)
  • Sebastien -
  • Tanya -
  • Van - Is made of actual vans. No.1 Mobile (talk) 01:58, May 4, 2019 (UTC)
  • Wendy - Yeah, I was gonna say the same thing, lol. Leeboy100Hello! 06:53, January 12, 2019 (UTC) Same for me too.Sandy156 :) 19:59, February 2, 2019 (UTC)
  • Leslie (from 2018) - Turns out to still be active, having somehow avoided detection while roaming the earth all year. Beatissima (talk) 03:08, March 16, 2019 (UTC)
  • Nadine (from 2012) - Returns from exploring the solar system, is surprised to find out that she had a wimpy, short-lived storm steal her name last season. Send Help Please (talk) 05:22, April 18, 2019 (UTC)
  • Tip (WPac) (from 1979) - Gets mad that (Im)Elda stole its title and comes back from the dead, go eastward into the Eastern Pacific, and absorbs her. After that, he crosses into the Atlantic to destroy everything. Ȝeſtikl (talk) 08:56, September 5, 2019 (UTC)
  • Patricia (EPac) (from 2015) - Teams up with Tip to wreak revenge on (Im)Elda.Ȝeſtikl (talk) 09:04, September 5, 2019 (UTC)

Informal betting on strongest storm name (Dorian)

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.

  • Andrea -
  • Barry -
  • Chantal - Ryan1000 03:39, November 19, 2018 (UTC) Okay, maybe I have a Chantal bias...  Christmas is coming!  04:00, December 4, 2018 (UTC)
  • Dorian - NO WINNER!! (185 mph, 910 mbars) 
  • Erin - I’ve always had a bad feeling about the name ‘Erin’ and I don’t know why.. Leeboy100Hello! 06:53, January 12, 2019 (UTC)
  • Fernand - I'm aware of the recent trend of M names, but it doesn't seem likely we'll even see that name next year. I'll go with this. - PORYGONAL 17:42, November 8, 2018 (UTC) I'm having a feeling Fernand may be something.  ~ Roy25   Happy Thanksgiving Day!!! | 🦃   23:36, November 22, 2018 (UTC)  TG 2018 00:03, December 8, 2018 (UTC) Jumping on the bandwagon. Sandy156 :) 19:59, February 2, 2019 (UTC)
  • Gabrielle - ~ Steve Talk PageMy Edits📧 07:28, November 10, 2018 (UTC)
  • Humberto Beatissima (talk) 01:11, March 26, 2019 (UTC) u got that Ricardo milos 69 (talk) 19:18, April 22, 2019 (UTC) 
  • Imelda - The I curse returns. YellowSkarmory (talk) 14:45, January 1, 2019 (UTC)
  • Jerry - GentleEarthquake 01:49, January 1, 2019 (UTC) Jerry. Send Help Please (talk) 18:00, March 24, 2019 (UTC)
  • Karen - Rooting for my mother to be a Category 5 in 2019, as long as there's little to (ideally) no destruction involved. --Dylan (HurricaneMaker99) 16:00, November 19, 2018 (UTC) 
  • Lorenzo - Probably the final storm, and the strongest too. Anonymous 2.0 (talk) 09:35, April 17, 2019 (UTC) 
  • Melissa - Feeling that m name destruction .No.1 Mobile (talk) 01:58, May 4, 2019 (UTC) Ȝeſtikl (talk) 10:38, September 3, 2019 (UTC)
  • Nestor -
  • Olga -
  • Pablo -
  • Rebekah -
  • Sebastien -
  • Tanya -
  • Van -
  • Wendy - 

Informal betting on weakest storm name (excluding depressions, Chantal)

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.

  • Andrea - 
  • Barry -  Christmas is coming!  04:01, December 4, 2018 (UTC)
  • Chantal - WINNER!! (40 mph, 1007 mbars) GentleEarthquake 01:51, January 1, 2019 (UTC)
  • Dorian -  ~ Roy25   Happy Thanksgiving Day!!! | 🦃   23:36, November 22, 2018 (UTC)  Early season flop. YellowSkarmory (talk) 14:45, January 1, 2019 (UTC) 
  • Erin - Beatissima (talk) 01:12, March 26, 2019 (UTC) No.1 Mobile (talk) 01:58, May 4, 2019 (UTC)
  • Fernand - Ryan1000 03:39, November 19, 2018 (UTC)
  • Gabrielle - gotta go with this one. Anonymous 2.0 (talk) 09:35, April 17, 2019 (UTC)
  • Humberto - TG 2018 00:03, December 8, 2018 (UTC)
  • Imelda - No I curse this year. - PORYGONAL 17:42, November 8, 2018 (UTC) A pathetic failure, angering many who wanted it to perform well for its first use, and very very contrary to the "I" curse. ~ Steve Talk PageMy Edits📧 07:28, November 10, 2018 (UTC) Sure. ‘I’ curse begone. Leeboy100Hello! 06:53, January 12, 2019 (UTC) Nope, no more ‘I’ curse. The curse is dead. Sandy156 :) 19:59, February 2, 2019 (UTC) DOWN WITH THE I CURSE Send Help Please (talk) 18:04, March 24, 2019 (UTC)
  • Jerry -
  • Karen - 
  • Lorenzo -
  • Melissa -
  • Nestor -
  • Olga -
  • Pablo -
  • Rebekah -
  • Sebastien -
  • Tanya -
  • Van - 
  • Wendy -

Informal betting on the highest winds (185 mph)

Winds are in miles per hour. And no betting on storms with winds mentioned that have already formed.

  • 165 - 
  • 175 - Ricardo milos 69 (talk) 19:18, April 22, 2019 (UTC)
  • 180 - Gabrielle gets this strong. ~ Steve Talk PageMy Edits📧 07:28, November 10, 2018 (UTC)
  • 185 - WINNER!! (Dorian, 185 mph) Beatissima (talk) 01:12, March 26, 2019 (UTC)
  • 190 -
  • 195 - 
  • 200 or more (Worldwide record high, Hurricane Patricia in 2015, highly unlikely) - Don't want to doomcast but list 5 is cursed... Ryan1000 03:39, November 19, 2018 (UTC) I have a personal policy against predicting a Category 5 in any given AHS, but I'll make an exception for my mother's name (Karen). --Dylan (HurricaneMaker99) 15:57, November 19, 2018 (UTC) 

Informal betting on the lowest pressure (910 mbars)

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, 15)

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 (By name, Dorian)

Which storm will last the longest?

Informal betting on shortest lasting storm (excluding depressions, Olga)

Informal betting on final storm name (Sebastien)

Which storm name will be the season finale?

  • There will be no named storms this year (highly unlikely) -
  • Andrea -
  • Barry -
  • Chantal -
  • Dorian -
  • Erin -
  • Fernand -
  • Gabrielle -
  • Humberto -
  • Imelda -
  • Jerry - A possible El Niño might keep activity limited. ~ Steve Talk PageMy Edits📧 07:28, November 10, 2018 (UTC)-
  • Karen - The Atlantic rarely can handle four active seasons in a row. - PORYGONAL 15:13, November 19, 2018 (UTC) TG 2018 00:03, December 8, 2018 (UTC)
  • Lorenzo -  Christmas is coming!  04:04, December 4, 2018 (UTC) Anonymous 2.0 (talk) 09:39, April 17, 2019 (UTC)
  • Melissa - 00:49, November 12, 2018 (UTC)Ȝeſtikl (talk) 10:40, September 3, 2019 (UTC)
  • Nestor -  ~ Roy25   Happy Thanksgiving Day!!! | 🦃   23:36, November 22, 2018 (UTC)  YellowSkarmory (talk) 14:45, January 1, 2019 (UTC) Sandy156 :) 19:59, February 2, 2019 (UTC)
  • Olga - Ryan1000 03:39, November 19, 2018 (UTC) Leeboy100Hello! 06:53, January 12, 2019 (UTC) No.1 Mobile (talk) 01:58, May 4, 2019 (UTC)
  • Pablo - GentleEarthquake 02:09, January 1, 2019 (UTC)
  • Rebekah - My namesake storm, of course! Beatissima (talk) 01:15, March 26, 2019 (UTC)
  • Sebastien - NO WINNER!!
  • Tanya -
  • Van - 
  • Wendy -
  • Greeks (highly unlikely) - 

Informal betting on number of tropical depressions (season total, 20)

Informal betting on number of storms peaking at tropical depression intensity (2)

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

Informal betting on number of named storms (season total, 18)

Informal betting on number of storms peaking at tropical storm intensity (12)

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

Informal betting on number of hurricanes (season total, 6)

Informal betting on number of storms peaking at non-major hurricane intensity (3)

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

Informal betting on number of major hurricanes (3)

Informal betting on number of Category 5 hurricanes (2)

How many storms will reach the most powerful SSHS category?

Informal betting on number of deaths (116)

I made some parameter changes with this section this year, also see below for a revised section on subtropical storms. You can still change your predictions, but still, no betting on death tolls that currently exist. -- Ryan1000

  • Less than 50 - ~ Steve Talk PageMy Edits📧 07:28, November 10, 2018 (UTC) Low death toll despite high damages. Ryan1000 03:47, November 19, 2018 (UTC)Hopefully none. We’ve had enough devastating hurricanes the past three years. Sadly, I doubt we’re gonna have a season with no deaths. Leeboy100Hello! 06:59, January 12, 2019 (UTC)
  • 50-100 - Around 75 would be reasonable  Christmas is coming!  04:15, December 4, 2018 (UTC)
  • 101-250 - WINNERS!! (116 total deaths) Low-end in this range.  ~ Roy25   Happy Thanksgiving Day!!! | 🦃   23:36, November 22, 2018 (UTC)  YellowSkarmory (talk) 14:45, January 1, 2019 (UTC) GentleEarthquake 02:00, January 3, 2019 (UTC) No.1 Mobile (talk) 01:58, May 4, 2019 (UTC)
  • 251-500 - TG 2018 00:03, December 8, 2018 (UTC) Sandy156 :) 19:59, February 2, 2019 (UTC) One or two of those tropical depressions/tropical storms will increase the death toll. Anonymous 2.0 (talk) 09:46, April 17, 2019 (UTC)
  • 501-1,000 - PORYGONAL 12:11, November 9, 2018 (UTC)
  • 1,001-2,500 -
  • 2,501-5,000 -
  • 5,001-10,000 -
  • 10,001-28,000 (record, 1780) -
  • Greater than 28,000 deaths (highly unlikely) -

Informal betting on damage totals (11.38 billion)

No betting on damage totals that currently exist. Sorry.

  • Less than 100 million - 
  • 100-500 million -
  • 501 million-1 billion -
  • 1-5 billion - Maybe less damaging than the previous 3 years.  ~ Roy25   Happy Thanksgiving Day!!! | 🦃   23:36, November 22, 2018 (UTC)  Leeboy100Hello! 07:00, January 12, 2019 (UTC)
  • 5-10 billion -   Christmas is coming!  04:15, December 4, 2018 (UTC) TG 2018 00:03, December 8, 2018 (UTC)
  • 10-20 billion - WINNER!! (11.38 billion in damage) Considering the past three years, I don't think an El Nino will prevent at least one bad storm. - PORYGONAL 12:11, November 9, 2018 (UTC)
  • 20-40 billion - YellowSkarmory (talk) 14:45, January 1, 2019 (UTC) GentleEarthquake 02:03, January 3, 2019 (UTC) Sandy156 :) 19:59, February 2, 2019 (UTC) Majority from Erin and Lorenzo. Anonymous 2.0 (talk) 09:47, April 17, 2019 (UTC)
  • 40-80 billion - No.1 Mobile (talk) 01:58, May 4, 2019 (UTC)
  • 80-180 billion - Total near the lowest end of this range, Fernand and Gabrielle are most responsible. ~ Steve Talk PageMy Edits📧 07:28, November 10, 2018 (UTC)
  • 180-282 billion - Ryan1000 03:39, November 19, 2018 (UTC)
  • Greater than 282 Billion (record high, 2017, highly unlikely) - 

Informal betting on ACE totals (131 units)

No betting on ACE totals that currently exist. Sorry.

Informal betting on number of retired names

No betting on obvious numbers from storms that have already formed. Sorry.

Informal betting on number of subtropical storms (at any point)

Since the NHC officially defines a storm as subtropical if it existed as one at any point in their lifetimes, starting with this year, we will count storms that are subtropical at any point in their lifetimes, even if they turn tropical later or were formerly tropical. If you want to be extremely specific, write down the names of the storms you think will do so.

  • None - Despite last year's record amount, this year will surprisingly have none. ~ Steve Talk PageMy Edits📧 07:28, November 10, 2018 (UTC) Ryan1000 03:39, November 19, 2018 (UTC)
  • 1 - Just because 2018 had a bunch doesn't mean 2019 will, but idk. - PORYGONAL 12:11, November 9, 2018 (UTC)  ~ Roy25   Happy Thanksgiving Day!!! | 🦃   23:36, November 22, 2018 (UTC)   Christmas is coming!  04:17, December 4, 2018 (UTC) TG 2018 00:03, December 8, 2018 (UTC) Oh boy, last year was fun. I suspect we'll get one this year. YellowSkarmory (talk) 14:45, January 1, 2019 (UTC) Ditto what Porygonal said. Leeboy100Hello! 07:02, January 12, 2019 (UTC) Sandy156 :) 19:59, February 2, 2019 (UTC)
  • 2 -  No.1 Mobile (talk) 01:58, May 4, 2019 (UTC)
  • 3 - WINNERS!! (Andrea, Melissa, and Rebekah were subtropical at one point) GentleEarthquake 02:07, January 3, 2019 (UTC) Three, but all of them will become tropical later on. Anonymous 2.0 (talk) 09:48, April 17, 2019 (UTC)
  • 4 - 
  • 5 -
  • 6 -
  • 7 or more - (record high, 2018) -

Informal betting on number of off-season storms (1)

How many storms do you think will exist off-season (counting November-December crossover storms)? If you want to be specific, write down the storm names that you think will exist off-season.

Informal betting on final tropical cyclone report issued (Dorian)

Forgot to open this section yesterday, but it's December, so this section is now open. Some TCR's were already released, and those are crossed out.

  • Andrea -
  • Barry -
  • Three -
  • Chantal -
  • Dorian - WINNERS!! (Dorian's TCR released April 20) Ryan1000 22:29, December 2, 2019 (UTC) obviously... Leeboy100Hello! 23:35, December 18, 2019 (UTC) -- JavaHurricane 03:29, December 19, 2019 (UTC)
  • Erin -
  • Fernand -
  • Gabrielle -
  • Humberto - They'd get Dorian out first. These two are gonna be the last ones out. Aquaria485 (talk) 21:43, February 7, 2020 (UTC)
  • Imelda -
  • Jerry -
  • Karen -
  • Lorenzo - Dorian might be more of a priority for the NHC. Considering how impactful and historic it was for the Bahamas and the U.S./Atlantic Canada, we would want to see its TCR done pretty quickly. On the other hand, Lorenzo's lack of landfalls plus its longevity, C5 intensity, and placement later in the season mean that it's not as noteworthy impact-wise but will also take longer to complete (especially if the early season is more of a priority as shown by Andrea through Chantal and Erin already being released). ~ ☃ Steve ❄ Message MeMy Edits📧 03:23, December 13, 2019 (UTC)
  • Melissa -
  • Fifteen -
  • Nestor -
  • Olga -
  • Pablo -
  • Rebekah -
  • Sebastien - Just a hunch. Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 04:41, December 19, 2019 (UTC)
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