The 2018 Climate Impact Company North Atlantic seasonal tropical cyclone outlook is issued. The next update will be available around June 1. The outlook projects 12 tropical storms, 7 hurricanes and 3 intense hurricanes in 2018. The accumulated cyclone energy index forecast is 93. The outlook is slightly less active than the 30-year climatology and very similar to neutral ENSO climatology forecast for this season. The activity is considerably lower than last year. A transition from weak La Nina toward weak El Nino coupled with only near normal warmth of the ocean surface in the deep North Atlantic tropics are lead contributors to the forecast.