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2020 Hurricane News

2020 Hurricane News

 

Latest News for the 2020 Hurricane Season

With the coronavirus taking most of the headlines, it’s easy to forget that there are other natural disasters that can strike at any time. Make sure you stay up-to-date with the latest hurricane news, especially if you live in a hurricane-prone area.

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1, 2020 – November 30, 2020.

Accuweather 2020 Hurricane Season Predictions

 

2020 Tropical Depressions, Storms, and Hurricanes

Storm NameLocationDatesCategory StrengthDeath TollEconomic Costs
Tropical Storm ArthurFlorida, The Bahamas, North Carolina, BermudaMay 16-19, 2020Max. 60 MPH winds0 deathsMinimal
Tropical Storm BerthaFlorida, The Bahamas, East Coast of the United StatesMay 27-28, 2020Max. 50 MPH winds1 death$200+ million
Tropical Storm Cristobal Gulf Coast of the United States, Arkansas, Midwestern United StatesJune 1-10, 2020Max. 60 MPH winds4 deaths$343 million
Tropical Depression DollySoutheastern US CoastlineJune 22-24, 2020Max. 45 MPH winds0 deathsMinimal
Tropical Storm EdouardTennessee Valley, Georgia, BermudaJuly 4-6, 2020Max. 45 MPH winds0 deathsMinimal
Tropical Storm FayGulf of Mexico, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, New YorkJuly 9-11, 2020Max. 60 MPH winds6 deaths$400+ million
Tropical Storm GonzaloPuerto Rico, Jamaica, Dominican RepublicJuly 21-25, 2020Max. 65 MPH winds0 deathsMinimal
Hurricane HannaCuba, Bahamas, Hispaniola, Gulf Coast, MexicoJuly 23-27, 2020Category 1 (Max. 90 MPH winds)5 deaths$485 million
Hurricane IsaiasFlorida, Eastern Seaboard, Bahamas, Lesser AntillesJuly 27 - August 6, 2020Category 1 (Max. 90 MPH winds)13 deaths$4.2 billion
Tropical Storm JosephineLeeward Islands, Virgin IslandsAugust 11-16, 2020Max. 45 MPH winds0 deathsMinimal
Tropical Storm KyleNorth CarolinaAugust 14-16, 2020Max. 50 MPH winds0 deathsMinimal
Hurricane LauraLeeward Islands, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Louisiana, TexasAugust 20-29, 2020Category 4 (Max. 150 MPH winds)57 deaths$8+ billion
Hurricane MarcoCaribbean, Cuba, Gulf CoastAugust 20-26, 2020Category 1 (Max. 90 MPH winds)1 deathMinimal

August 2020

  • August 30, 2020 – The tropics fire up with peak hurricane season right around the corner: “The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season continues to be quite active and The Weather Authority has their eye on 4 tropical disturbances.” Read more…
  • August 28, 2020 – Hurricane Laura strikes Louisiana, killing 6 and leaving a path of destruction: “Hurricane Laura struck Louisiana as one of the most powerful storms in U.S. history, leaving widespread destruction across the state.” Read more…
  • August 24, 2020 – Storm Watch: Marco Makes Landfall, Laura Predicted To Be Category 2 Hurricane In Gulf: “Tropical Storm Marco has made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River but it is Tropical Storm Laura that has Louisiana and Texas residents bracing for what could be the strongest storm since 2005’s Hurricane Rita — still ranked as the most intense tropical cyclone on record in the Gulf of Mexico.” Read more…
  • August 24, 2020 – Marco and Laura take aim at Gulf Coast, threatening wide area from Louisiana to Texas: “The Atlantic Hurricane Season of 2020 just won’t let up, as the earliest L and M storms simultaneously spin towards the Gulf Coast on Monday.” Read more…
  • August 18, 2020 – Atlantic hurricane season could break more records with multiple storms in the forecast: “After a brief lull in activity, two new tropical systems are moving through the Atlantic, potentially adding to the record pace of the 2020 hurricane season.” Read more…
  • August 4, 2020 – Isaias is ‘racing’ up the East Coast, threatening tornadoes, storm surges, and perilous flooding: “Tropical Storm Isaias is charging up the East Coast, causing rapid flooding, water rescues and the threat of New York’s strongest winds since Superstorm Sandy in 2012.” Read more…

 

July 2020

  • July 27, 2020 – Tropical Storm Isaias likely to form in the Atlantic, adding to a record-breaking season: “A tropical disturbance in the Atlantic has an 80% chance of strengthening into a tropical depression or Tropical Storm Isaias (ees-ah-EE-as) within the next 48 hours, according to the National Hurricane Center. It would be the earliest storm to begin with an “I” on record. The previous record was set on August 7, 2005, part of the busiest season to date.” Read more…
  • July 27, 2020 – Deaths And Missing People Reported From Tropical Depression Hanna In Mexico: “As Hurricane Hanna barreled through the Atlantic Ocean this weekend, Texas and Mexico both braced for calamity, but it was Mexico that saw death. According to Mexican newspaper accounts, the bodies of a 7-year-old girl and her mother were found Monday in Saltillo, near Monterrey in northeastern Mexico, after the van they were in ran out of gas and was dragged down an overflowing tributary.” Read more…
  • July 26, 2020 – Hanna, Gonzalo Are the Latest Examples of Why Intensity Forecasts For Tropical Cyclones Are Challenging: “Forecasting intensity changes in tropical storms and hurricanes remains a big challenge, and Hanna and Gonzalo provided another example of this last week.” Read more…
  • July 22, 2020 – Tropical Storm Gonzalo sets a record as it churns toward the Caribbean: “Tropical Depression Seven strengthened into Tropical Storm Gonzalo on Wednesday, according to the National Hurricane Center. At 5 p.m. ET, the storm was about 1,110 miles east of the southern Windward Islands, packing winds of 50 mph and moving to the west at 14 mph.” Read more…
  • July 10, 2020 – Tropical Storm Fay makes landfall in New Jersey: “Tropical Storm Fay made landfall Friday in New Jersey, about 10 miles north-northeast of Atlantic City, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm contains maximum sustained winds of about 45 mph, with higher gusts, but was weakening.” Read more…
  • July 6, 2020 – Tropical Storm Edouard forms in far North Atlantic, enters the record books: “An area of disturbed weather over the North Atlantic Ocean strengthened into the latest tropical storm on Sunday night and made its way into the record books. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami said a tropical depression near Bermuda strengthened Sunday night into Tropical Storm Edouard.” Read more…

 

June 2020

  • June 24, 2020 – Tropical Depression Dolly No Threat to Land in the Atlantic: “Tropical Depression Dolly is weakening in the north Atlantic and is no threat to any land areas. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) initiated advisories on Subtropical Depression Four on Monday as it moved over an area of warmer water in the Gulf Stream.” Read more… 
  • June 9, 2020 – Hurricane Season Has Just Begun, But We’ve Already Seen 5 Unusual Things Happen: “The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is off to a fast start with three named storms by early June. There have been several unusual aspects about this early-season activity.” Read more…
  • June 7, 2020 – Tropical Storm Cristobal Makes Landfall in Louisiana, Weakening to a Depression: “Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall in southeast Louisiana late on Sunday afternoon, hours after pouring several inches of rain on the New Orleans area, the National Weather Service said.” Read more…

 

May 2020

  • May 28, 2020 – NASA Looks at Inland Rainfall from Post Tropical Cyclone Bertha: “Bertha formed into a tropical storm on May 27, about 30 miles off the South Carolina coast. By 9:30 a.m. EDT, Bertha made landfall along the coast of South Carolina, east of Charleston.” Read more…
  • May 23, 2020 – It’s official: The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is going to be bad: “A hurricane is the last thing the country needs right now as tens of millions of Americans stay at home to protect themselves from COVID-19. But the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s annual Atlantic hurricane forecast, published Thursday, shows an abnormally active season in the coming months.” Read more…
  • May 21, 2020 – Busy Atlantic hurricane season predicted for 2020: “An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. The outlook predicts a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season and only a 10% chance of a below-normal season.” Read more…
  • May 19, 2020 – U.S. sees first named storm of 2020 with Arthur, weeks ahead of hurricane season: “With Tropical Storm Arthur, 2020 has recorded its first named Atlantic storm, weeks ahead of the official start of hurricane season.” Read more…
  • May 17, 2020 – Arthur, the First Named Storm of the Hurricane Season, Forms: “The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season formed off the coast of Florida over the weekend and approached North Carolina, making this the sixth consecutive year that a system formed before the official June 1 start of the season, the National Hurricane Center said.” Read more…

 

April 2020

  • April 16, 2020 – 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Expected to Be More Active Than Usual, The Weather Company Outlook Says: “The outlook created by Dr. Todd Crawford, chief meteorologist at The Weather Company, calls for 18 named storms, nine hurricanes and four major hurricanes – one that is Category 3 or higher (115-plus-mph winds) on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.” Read more…
  • April 6, 2020 – Strong Hurricane Season Could Hit Maryland After Coronavirus Peak: “Maryland and the rest of the East Coast could be headed into a brutal hurricane season just after the novel coronavirus outbreak peaks, forecasters say.” Read more…
  • April 4, 2020 – Are You Ready for This? 2020 Hurricane Forecast: Above Average Intensity: “As if 2020 has not already walloped us beyond belief, brace yourself for more of nature’s power: Because of warm seas and favorable weather patterns, this Atlantic hurricane season could include a greater-than-average number of major hurricanes.” Read more…
  • April 3, 2020 – A pandemic meets hurricane season in Florida: What could go wrong?: “April is when the traditional hurricane season messaging to the public begins. But directions on hurricane evacuation routes and shelter information have been replaced this year by pleas to stay home to contain the coronavirus and instructions on applying for unemployment.” Read more…

 

March 2020

  • March 28, 2020 – AccuWeather: 2020 hurricane season will be ‘busy’: “Another active hurricane season is expected this year. Forecasters say it could be on par with the hyperactive 2005, when 28 storms received names.” Read more…
  • March 27, 2020 – Hurricanes 2020: Forecasters are looking at 4 major hurricanes that could impact the United States this year: “The coronavirus clearly dominates the headlines, but, over the next few weeks, different forecasts for the Atlantic 2020 Hurricane Season will be edging into our news cycle. After all, less than ten weeks and we’ll begin the season which, by all counts so far, looks to be busy.” Read more…

 


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