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[100] However, Dolly's peak intensity proved to be short-lived as its central convection began to diminish while it drifted over colder ocean waters. [149] The following day, Isaias passed south of Puerto Rico and made landfall on the Dominican Republic. Over the next several hours, the system's wind field contracted significantly, becoming more characteristic of a tropical cyclone; its winds also strengthened to 45 miles per hour (72 km/h). [370] It became post-tropical six hours later while located about 80 mi (130 km) west-southwest of Tupelo, Mississippi. Those conditions have made 2020 a record-setter. The 2020 hurricane season is surging through records at a pace storm meteorologists have never seen before, but with 30 named storms Florida has managed stay mostly out of hurricane mayhem. Advanced preparation and planning safeguards lives, protects property and lessens the devastating impacts of tropical storms and hurricanes. Three hours later, Nana made landfall between Dangriga and Placencia in Belize at peak intensity. [308], The tropical wave that spawned Tropical Storm Vicky produced flooding in the Cabo Verde Islands. At 15:00 UTC on August 1, Isaias made landfall on North Andros, Bahamas with winds around 80 mph (130 km/h), and the system weakened to a tropical storm at 21:00 UTC. [400] Rainfall on the island as the storm passed by amounted to less than an inch; winds at Bermuda's airport gusted near tropical storm-force, with a peak wind gust of 38 mph (61 km/h). [368] By 06:00 UTC on October 10, Delta had weakened to a tropical storm,[369] and by 15:00 UTC to a tropical depression. If we zoom in closer, and to verify the forecast ahead of the end of the hurricane season, many storms have struck around the states along the Gulf Coast. Marco ultimately became the third hurricane of the season, but rapidly weakened before making landfall in southeast Louisiana. Heavy amounts of precipitation also occurred in northern Guatemala. [16] On April 21 the Pennsylvania State University Earth Science System Center also predicted high numbers, 19.8 +/- total named storms, range 15–24, best estimate 20. Tropical Storm Marco made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River in Louisiana two days before Laura made landfall in Cameron, Louisiana. [477] Iota damaged much of the infrastructure of Providencia, and caused widespread damaging flooding in Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala. We are currently monitoring Hurricane Delta which will become the tenth storm to strike the U.S. and the third named storm to hit Louisiana. [151][152] It then turned north-northwest, paralleling the east coast of Florida and Georgia while fluctuating between 65–70 mph (105–113 km/h) wind speeds. (mbar ) Landfall(s) Damage Deaths Where When Wind (mph (km/h)) One-Q December 10 - December 11 Subtropical depression 30 (50) 1003 (29.68) None 0 0 Adon December 23 - January 1 Tropical storm 45 (70) [388] That night, Epsilon made its closest advance toward Bermuda, passing about 190 mi (310 km) to its east. This season, like 2019, was also monitored by the Brazil Meteorological Center.. The top 10 breakout search queries related to the Canes in 2020 all led back to that one historic night in Toronto:. [187] Early on August 23, Laura made landfall near San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic, with 45 mph (75 km/h) winds. [20], On June 4, Colorado State University released an updated forecast, calling for 19 named storms, 9 hurricanes, and 4 major hurricanes. Just after Eta became extratropical off the U.S. East Coast, Hurricane Iota formed over the central Caribbean on November 13, tying 2005 for the most tropical and subtropical cyclones in one year. [416] There were six storm related deaths in the United States: Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi each had one death; three people were killed in Georgia. The system weakened to a tropical depression on the next day, as it moved inland over the state. Regardless of the odds, the only hurricane that matters most is the one headed in your direction. [298] The disturbance steadily organized, and the NHC issued a special advisory to designate the system as Tropical Depression Twenty-One at 10:00 UTC on September 14. The list of storm names for the 2020 season was the same list used in the 2014 season, as no names were retired from that year. [479] If a storm named with a Greek letter is retired, the letter name would, under current WMO protocol, "be included with the list of retired names with the year of occurrence, but that letter in the Greek Alphabet would still be used in the future. [115] Once offshore, the system began to organize as deep convection blossomed over the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. The final Monthly Weather Summary for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has been issued. [202] Laura pummeled southwestern Louisiana and southeastern Texas, with Lake Charles, Louisiana being particularly hard hit. [193] Later that day, at 18:00 UTC, it attained Category 4 status,[194] and then, at 02:00 UTC on August 27, Laura reached its peak intensity with 1-minute sustained winds at 150 mph (240 km/h) and a minimum central pressure of 937 mbar (27.67 inHg). Tropical storms started to form before the season officially started and have continued to be constant throughout the season. coastline. [415] Strong winds and rain caused flooding and damaged infrastructure in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. [424] Later that day, at 21:00 UTC, it made landfall south of Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, with winds of 140 mph (220 km/h) and a pressure of 940 mbar (27.73 inHg). [297], In the early hours of September 11, a tropical wave moved off the coast of Africa. 5. The Greek alphabet was used for only the second time, starting with Subtropical Storm Alpha, which made landfall in Portugal. Map of hurricanes and tropical storms that had cones aiming for Louisiana at some point in 2020. [174], On August 13, the NHC began to track an area of low pressure located over eastern North Carolina. [295] Two people drowned in the waters off La Pocita in Loíza, Puerto Rico due to rip currents generated by these swells on September 18,[296] as did a swimmer at Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey on September 23. [332] It was given a low chance of development as it moved southeast. 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Nana quickly weakened, falling to a tropical depression at 18:00 UTC. Hurricane tracking maps, current sea temperatures, and more. This also made 2020 the only recorded season with two major hurricanes in November. This was one of the most active forecasts ever released by NOAA for an Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasts of hurricane activity are issued before each hurricane season by noted hurricane experts, such as Philip J. Klotzbach and his associates at Colorado State University, and separately by NOAA forecasters. [365] At 09:00 UTC on October 9, Delta reached its lowest central pressure of 953 mb (28.14 inHg) and secondary peak sustained winds of 120 mph (195 km/h). [429] Then, after crossing Cuba and the Straits of Florida, Eta made its third landfall, striking Lower Matecumbe Key in the Florida Keys at 04:00 UTC on November 9, with estimated maximum winds of near 65 mph (100 km/h). The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has also been noteworthy for its impacts on the contiguous U.S. Two hurricanes, Delta and Zeta, made landfall during October. 2020 Hurricane Season Statistics . Typically by this date in September, we will have had 7 named storms. [337] Alpha and its associated low produced extensive wind damage, spawned at least two tornadoes, and caused extreme street flooding. Additionally, Paulette briefly reformed as a tropical storm before once again becoming post-tropical. Potential retirement of any 2020 names will be discussed by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) during the joint 42nd and 43rd Sessions of the RA IV Hurricane Committee in the spring of 2021 (along with any names from the 2019 season, since the spring 2020 session was cancelled by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic). Read: NOAA Forecasters highly confident about an active 2020 Hurricane Season In Texas, Hurricane Hanna hit the southern coast. [245] It moved eastward over the next day, and became post-tropical for the second time in its lifespan early on September 23[246] and subsequently dissipated. [382] Three hours later, the system strengthened into Tropical Storm Epsilon,[53] and then gradually intensified the following day as it completed a small counter-clockwise loop. [227] Total economic losses in Belize exceeded $20 million. Six hours later, an Air Force reconnaissance aircraft found that it had attained tropical storm strength. By November 7, the depresion had turned northeastward back over the Caribbean,[427] where it regained tropical storm strength. [30], On December 19, 2019, Tropical Storm Risk (TSR), a public consortium consisting of experts on insurance, risk management, and seasonal climate forecasting at University College London, issued an extended-range forecast predicting a slightly above-average hurricane season. The most recent was Hurricane Laura, which slammed into Texas and Louisiana. log in to manage your profile and account. [213], Marco was indirectly responsible for the death of one person in Chiapas, Mexico. [158] Fifteen people were killed in the United States. [354][355] Delta soon began to rapidly intensify, attaining hurricane strength 12 hours later. The state has 187 miles of coastline. June 15, 2020 – NASA Follows Tropical Storm Nuri’s Path An animation of four days of imagery from NASA’s Terra satellite showed the progression and landfall of Tropical Storm Nuri. Hanna became the first hurricane of the season and struck South Texas, while Isaias became the second hurricane of the season and struck much of the Caribbean and the East Coast of the United States. [18] The UK Met Office released their outlook that same day, predicting average activity with 13 tropical storms, 7 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes expected to develop between June and November 2020. [350], On October 1, the NHC began to monitor a tropical wave located a few hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles for potential development. In addition, it was the fifth consecutive above average Atlantic hurricane season from 2016 onward. [133] In the Gulf of Mexico, where conditions were more favorable for development,[134] the system began to steadily organize as a broad low pressure area formed within it. [428] Eta made its next landfall in Cuba's Sancti Spíritus Province at 09:00 UTC on on November 8. Hurricane Sally made landfall in Gulf Shores on Sept. 16, 2020, 16 years to the day after Alabama's last hurricane landfall (Ivan). The system gradually drifted north-northeast towards Bermuda while little change in intensity occurred as the storm passed 70 miles (110 km) north of the island around 09:00 UTC on July 5. Wave heights up to 9.8 ft (3 m) high closed ports for several days. [374][375][376] The hurricane and its remnants produced heavy rain, strong winds, storm surge, and tornadoes across much of the Southeastern United States. Houston officials reported that over 100,000 gallons of domestic wastewater spilled at five locations in the city as a result; officials also reported that one man drowned in Brays Bayou. So if you think you were tropically fatigued, you are rightfully so. 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Three people in … Hanna strengthened to a hurricane shortly before making landfall along Padre Island off the coast of Texas on July 25 causing $375 million in damages. [294], Hurricane Teddy generated large ocean swells which spread along much of the U.S. Atlantic coast and from the northern Caribbean to Bermuda. [214] Columbia, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed May 31 through June 6 to be South Carolina Hurricane Preparedness Week. Dec 30, 2020 at 8:00 AM Florida dodged most of the hurricanes in this record-setting year for named storms . [164] The wave's circulation slowly became more defined over the ensuing several days, with signs of convective organization becoming evident on satellite imagery on the morning of August 11. Isaias caused devastating flooding and wind damage in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Associated convection became sufficiently organized for the system to be classified as a tropical depression the following day; at this time the cyclone was located about 230 mi (370 km) east-southeast of the easternmost Cabo Verde Islands. [469] Iota weakened to a high-end Category 4 hurricane at 03:00 UTC on November 17 as it approached the coast of Nicaragua. The season featured a total of 31 (sub)tropical cyclones, all but one of which became a named storm. [148] The system moved just south of Dominica, and at 03:00 UTC on July 30, it organized into a tropical cyclone. In Pensacola, Florida, a 33-year-old police deputy was drowned by rip currents while trying to save his 10-year-old son in Sandestin Beach. Operationally, it was not named until 16:00 UTC, when a hurricane hunter aircraft investigating the storm found a well-defined low-level circulation (LLC), allowing the NHC to name the system Nana. [372] There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries, but there were numerous reports of fallen trees and damage to the region's electrical grids. [236] The shear later began to lessen, allowing Paulette to become more organized and begin to form an eye,[237] becoming a hurricane at 03:00 UTC on September 13. [208] After a Hurricane Hunters flight found evidence of sustained winds above hurricane force, Marco was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane at 16:30 UTC on August 23. [201] The storm produced heavy downpours upon Puerto Rico and Hispaniola. [322][323] It transitioned to a remnant low at 03:00 UTC on September 23. [96] On June 5, while Cristobal was still a tropical depression, a tropical storm watch was issued from Punta Herrero to Rio Lagartos by the government of Mexico as well as for another area from Intracoastal City, Louisiana to the Florida-Alabama border, issued by the National Weather Service. [94] Heavy rains and damage were reported within the warning areas during Cristobal's passage and the storm caused an estimated US$665 million in damage. In El Salvador, a mudslide caused 7 people to go missing. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season officially ends next week — and it's been a record breaker. [481][482], After the 2005 hurricane season, the WMO hurricane committee decided to keep using the Greek letter names as an auxiliary list each year, determining that retiring a Greek letter name by removing the name from use was infeasible. [76], Tropical Depression One of the 2020 season developed east of Florida around 18:00 UTC on May 16. [471] Iota then steadily weakened as it pushed westward over Central America,[472] falling below hurricane status at 18:00 UTC. An average Atlantic hurricane season features 12 tropical storms, 6 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes, and features an Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) count of 106. 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