On August 8th, the NHC noticed a tropical low southeast of Cuba. The NHC gave it a 45% chance of development. Overnight, the low gradually strengthened, and by August 8th, the system was deemed tropical storm Dorian. Dorian underwent rapid intensification, and 16 hours later, was a category 2. Dorian underwent more rapid intenification, and by August 11, was a major category 4 hurricane. Dorian hit Alabama and Florida at about 9 p.m on August 12. Nineteen people were killed, and an estimated $2.1 billion was needed to rebuild. Needless to say, the name Dorian was retired from the naming list and was replaced with Darren for the 2019 season
On August 16th, a vigorous tropical wave emerged off the coast of Africa. It developed fast, and by August 19th, the system was deemed tropical depression 06L. The system continued to strengthen, and by August 21st, the system was named tropical storm Fernand. Slowly, but steadily, the system intensified into hurricane Fernand. On August 23rd, Fernand intensified into a major hurricane and passed the east coast of the USA. Strong rip currents killed 3 people off the coast. An additional 12 people were killed in Bermuda.
On April 4th, at the official NOAA meeting, the names Humberto, Andrea, Chantal, Dorian, and Nestor were retired from the naming list. They were replaced with Darren, Amanda, Carrie, Hector, and Norman for the 2019 season.