On a worldwide scale, May is the least active month, while September is the most active. In the Northern Atlantic Ocean, a distinct hurricane season occurs from June 1 to November 30, sharply peaking from late August through September; the season’s climatological peak of activity occurs around September 10 each season.
Hurricane Season Will Be Above Average, NOAA Warns The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts 2020 will be an above-average hurricane season, with six to 10 hurricanes. NOAA expects three to six to be Category 3 or higher, with sustained wind speeds above 110 miles per hour.
An unprecedented battering of the U.S. The U.S. suffered an extraordinary 12 landfalls by named storms in 2020, smashing the previous record of nine in 1916. Six hurricanes made a U.S. landfall, tying 2020 with 1985 and 1886 for most U.S. hurricane landfalls.
The 2020 NOAA forecast calls for a likely range of 13 to 19 named storms (winds of 39 mph – 63 kph – or higher), of which six to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph – 119 kph – or higher), including three to six major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph – 179 kph – or higher).
Even though modern cargo ships are designed for rough and tough weather, hurricanes in the sea are some of the most dangerous storms on the ocean a ship can face. The most dangerous ship in a hurricane is an empty one. Ballast provides a little stabilizing weight when ships sail empty, but not always enough.
Theta — the 29th named storm of the Atlantic season — breaks the record for the highest number of tropical/subtropical storms in a single year. The previous record of 28 storms was set in 2005. Official records date to 1851.
So 2020: New Storm Forms, Named Alpha Because We’ve Run Out Of Letters. Satellite images of storms forming in the Atlantic Ocean. Tropical Storm Wilfred is the last named storm of the 2020 season using the English alphabet.
|Arthur Bertha Cristobal Dolly Edouard Fay Gonzalo Hanna Isaias Josephine Kyle Laura Marco Nana Omar Paulette Rene Sally Teddy Vicky Wilfred||Ana Bill Claudette Danny Elsa Fred Grace Henri Ida Julian Kate Larry Mindy Nicholas Odette Peter Rose Sam Teresa Victor Wanda|
A damaged home is shown Aug. 28, 2020, in Hackberry, La., after Hurricane Laura moved through the area the day before.
They expect 13 to 19 named storms, 6 to 10 hurricanes, and 3 to 6 major hurricanes during the 2020 season. NOAA’s Twitter shared the list of storm names for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Bertha, Hanna, Omar, and Paulette are just a few of the many names for the storms potentially headed to Texas.
The 2020 season will likely bring from 19 to 25 named storms, said Gerry Bell, lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. That figure includes the nine storms that have already been named. “We’ve never forecast up to 25 storms,” Bell said in a telephone briefing about the new forecast.
However, early on September 3, reconnaissance aircraft found that Nana had strengthened into a hurricane just before making landfall in Southern Belize. Hurricane Nana (2020)
|Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Nana prior to peak intensity while approaching Belize on September 2|
|Formed||September 1, 2020|
|Dissipated||September 4, 2020|