Articles tagged "2020 atlantic hurricane season"

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Epsilon rapidly intensified into a major hurricane on its way to Bermuda

Epsilon rapidly strengthened into a major hurricane on its way to Bermuda and is now slowly weakening. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bermuda where tropical storm conditions are expected intermittently through this evening (AST). According to the NHC,...

October 22, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Epsilon" forms, expected to be at or near hurricane strength near Bermuda

Tropical Storm "Epsilon" formed at 15:00 UTC on October 19, 2020, breaking the record for the earliest 26th named Atlantic storm. Epsilon formed 34 days before Tropical Storm "Delta" in 2005. Epsilon is the 3rd named storm in the Atlantic since...

October 19, 2020

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Category 2 Hurricane "Delta" makes landfall in Louisiana, U.S.

Hurricane "Delta" made landfall near Creole, Louisiana at 23:00 UTC on October 9, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h (100 mph), making it a Category 2 hurricane. The storm had a minimum central pressure of 970 hPa at the time of landfall and...

October 10, 2020

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Hurricane "Delta" heads toward Louisiana, U.S. after leaving at least 9 people dead in Mexico

Delta made landfall at 10:45 UTC on October 7, 2020, along the northeastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, near Puerto Morelos, as a high-end Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 175 km/h (110 mph). The storm is now heading toward Louisiana, U.S.,...

October 08, 2020

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Delta strengthens into a hurricane, forecast to make landfall along the central Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm "Delta" strengthened into a hurricane at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, becoming the 9th hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic season. Only 3 other Atlantic seasons in the satellite era, since 1966, have produced 9 or more hurricanes by...

October 06, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Delta" forms near Jamaica, expected to move near or over the Cayman Islands early Tuesday

Tropical Storm "Delta" formed south of Jamaica at 12:00 UTC on October 5, 2020, as the 25th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. The current NHC forecast track takes Delta away from Jamaica today, near or over the Cayman Islands early...

October 05, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Gamma" claims 6 lives, stalls near the coast of Yucatan

Tropical Storm "Gamma" made landfall near Tulum, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico over the weekend with near-hurricane force winds and very heavy rain, claiming the lives of at least 6 people and forcing thousands to evacuate. Gamma made landfall near Tulum at...

October 05, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Gamma" to make landfall in Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Tropical Storm "Gamma" formed at 00:00 UTC on October 3, 2020, as the 24th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Gamma is the earliest forming 24th named Atlantic storm, breaking the previous record set on October 27, 2005. The biggest threat...

October 03, 2020

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Post-tropical cyclone Teddy forecast to produce destructive waves, heavy rain and strong winds across Nova Scotia, Canada

Hurricane "Teddy" has transitioned into a strong post-tropical cyclone and is now approaching Nova Scotia, Canada, producing destructive waves, heavy rain, and strong winds. Landfall is expected over eastern Nova Scotia today. Teddy's center will...

September 23, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Beta" makes landfall, expected to stall inland over Texas

Tropical Storm "Beta" made landfall near the southern end of Matagorda Peninsula, Texas -- about 10 km (6 miles) N of Port O'Connor -- at 04:00 UTC on September 22, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h (45 mph) and minimum central pressure of...

September 22, 2020

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Mainland Portugal hit by its first (sub)tropical cyclone on record

Subtropical Storm "Alpha" -- the 22nd named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and the earliest 22nd Atlantic named storm on record -- made landfall near central Portugal at 18:30 UTC on September 18, just 2 hours after its formation. Alpha is the...

September 21, 2020

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Hurricane "Teddy" forecast to become a strong post-tropical cyclone before reaching Nova Scotia, Canada

The center of Hurricane "Teddy" is moving east of Bermuda on September 21, 2020, bringing tropical-storm-force wind gusts. Teddy is forecast to become a strong post-tropical cyclone before reaching Nova Scotia, Canada on September 23. A Tropical Storm...

September 21, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Beta" moving slowly toward Texas, long-duration rainfall event from Texas to Louisiana

Tropical Storm "Beta" is slowly moving WNW toward Texas, producing a long-duration rainfall event from the middle Texas coast to southern Louisiana. There is the danger of life-threatening storm surge through Tuesday along portions of the Texas and...

September 20, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Beta" forms in the Gulf of Mexico, heavy rainfall expected along northwest Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm "Beta" formed in the Gulf of Mexico at 21:00 UTC on Friday, September 18, 2020. This is the 23rd named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and the 10th so far this month -- a record for September. Storm Surge and Tropical Storm or...

September 18, 2020

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Subtropical Storm "Alpha" forms near the coast of Portugal

Subtropical Storm "Alpha" formed near the coast of Portugal at 16:30 UTC on September 18, 2020. This is the 22nd named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and the earliest named 22nd Atlantic storm, breaking the previous record set by Wilma on...

September 18, 2020

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Teddy strengthens into Category 4 hurricane, forecast to approach Bermuda this weekend

Tropical Storm "Teddy" formed at 09:00 UTC on September 14, 2020, as the earliest 19th Atlantic named storm on record. The previous record for the 19th named storm was October 4 (2005) -- this was initially an unnamed storm, added in post-season...

September 18, 2020

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Catastrophic flooding unfolding as Hurricane "Sally" makes landfall near the Alabama/Florida border, U.S.

Slow-moving Category 2 Hurricane "Sally" made landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama at 10:00 UTC on September 16, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 165 km/h (105 mph) and a minimum central pressure of 965 hPa. Sally is now the 8th named storm to make...

September 16, 2020

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Sally rapidly strengthens into a Category 2 hurricane, extremely dangerous storm surge expected, U.S.

Tropical Storm "Sally" has rapidly strengthened into a hurricane by 16:00 UTC on September 14, 2020, becoming the 7th hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. At the time, its center was located about 220 km (135 miles) ESE of the Mouth of the...

September 14, 2020

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Eye of Hurricane "Paulette" moves directly over Bermuda

The northern eyewall of Category 1 Hurricane "Paulette" started moving over Bermuda at around 06:00 UTC on Monday, September 14, 2020. At the time, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h (85 mph) and was moving NW at 20 km/h (13 mph). Its...

September 14, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Sally" strengthening, hurricane and storm surge warnings issued for portions of the U.S. Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm "Sally" formed at 18:00 UTC on September 12, 2020, as the earliest 18th named Atlantic storm, beating the previous record set by Stan on September 22, 2005. At the time it formed, Sally's center was located about 60 km (35 miles) SSE of...

September 13, 2020

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Hurricane "Paulette" intensifying on its way toward Bermuda

Tropical Storm "Paulette" formed at 15:00 UTC on September 7 as the earliest 16th named Atlantic storm, breaking the previous record set by Philippe on September 17, 2005. The storm intensified into a hurricane at 03:00 UTC on September 13 -- the 6th of...

September 13, 2020

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La Niña ENSO phase declared at the peak of hurricane season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has officially declared this year's La Niña phase on Thursday, September 10, 2020. The announcement comes at the peak of the hurricane season. This weather pattern occurs over the eastern Pacific,...

September 11, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Rene" moving across Cabo Verde

Tropical Storm "Rene" formed at 21:00 UTC on September 7, 2020, as the 17th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Rene is also the earliest forming 17th Atlantic named storm on record, breaking the old record set by Rita on September 18, 2005....

September 08, 2020

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Hurricane "Nana" makes landfall in Belize

Hurricane "Nana" made landfall in a relatively sparsely populated area of Belize, between Dangriga and Placencia at 06:00 UTC on September 3, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (75 mph). Nana is the 5th hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane...

September 03, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Omar" forms off the coast of North Carolina, U.S.

Tropical Storm "Omar" formed at 21:00 UTC on September 1, 2020, as the earliest 15th named storm in the Atlantic Ocean. The previous record was set by Ophelia on September 7, 2005. The storm is moving away from the coast and is expected to be short-lived....

September 01, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Nana" forms near Jamaica, forecast to make landfall in Belize

Tropical Storm "Nana" formed at 16:05 UTC on September 1, 2020, as the earliest 14th named storm in the Atlantic Ocean on record. The previous record was set by Nate on September 6, 2005. At the time it formed, Nana's center was about 195 km (120...

September 01, 2020

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Hurricane "Laura" aftermath: at least 54 people dead, widespread destruction across the Caribbean and US Gulf Coast

Hurricane "Laura" entered history books as a deadly, very powerful, and damaging hurricane that tied the Last Island Hurricane of 1856 as the strongest hurricane ever recorded to make landfall in Louisiana, U.S. Laura is the 12th named storm, 4th...

August 30, 2020

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Category 4 Hurricane "Laura" ties for strongest Louisiana landfalling hurricane on record

Category 4 Hurricane "Laura" made landfall near Cameron in southwestern Louisiana at 06:00 UTC (01:00 CDT) on August 27, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 241 km/h (150 mph) and minimum central pressure of 938 hPa. Catastrophic storm surge, extreme...

August 27, 2020

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Laura forecast to rapidly strengthen into Category 4 hurricane before making landfall, U.S.

Hurricane "Laura" is expected to rapidly strengthen to a Category 4 hurricane before it approaches Upper Texas and southwest Louisiana coasts and moves island near those areas tonight, August 26 or Thursday morning (LT), August 27, 2020. Potentially...

August 26, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Laura" wreaks havoc across the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico

Tropical Storm "Laura" brought strong winds and heavy rain to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti over the weekend, August 22 into 23, 2020, leaving at least 11 people dead and more than 1 million without power. The storm is now dumping heavy...

August 24, 2020

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Hurricane and Storm Surge Warnings in effect for parts of northern Gulf Coast - Tropical storms Marco and Laura

Two tropical systems are forecast to strike parts of the northern Gulf Coast starting Monday, August 24 into the mid-week. Marco strengthened into a hurricane at 16:30 UTC on August 23 - the 3rd hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season - while it was about...

August 24, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Marco" forecast to move over or near the Yucatan Peninsula on August 22

Tropical Storm "Marco" formed over the northwestern Caribbean at 03:00 UTC on Saturday, August 22, 2020, as the 13th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. This is the earliest named 13th storm in the Atlantic on record. The previous record was...

August 22, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Laura" forecast to move near or over portions of the Greater Antilles through Monday

Tropical Storm "Laura" formed on August 21, 2020, as the 12th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Laura is following the trend of record-early storm formations this season and is now the 12th earliest Atlantic named storm on record. The...

August 21, 2020

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Mount Washington hit by strongest August wind gust on record - New Hampshire, U.S.

The Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire recorded a wind gust of 237 km/h (147 mph) at the summit on Tuesday evening, August 4, 2020, as post-tropical cyclone Isaias swept through the New England region. This is the strongest wind gust ever recorded at the...

August 06, 2020

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Isaias moves into Canada after lashing much of Eastern U.S. and leaving at least 12 people dead

Post-tropical cyclone Isaias has moved into southeastern Canada after bringing heavy rains, powerful winds, and multiple tornadoes across much of the Eastern U.S., where more than three million people were affected by widespread power outages and at least nine...

August 05, 2020

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Hurricane "Isaias" makes historic landfall in North Carolina, U.S.

Hurricane "Isaias" made landfall in North Carolina at around 03:10 UTC on August 4, 2020, with winds reaching 137 km/h (85 mph), making it a Category 1 hurricane. This is the first hurricane to make landfall in North Carolina during the month of August...

August 04, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Isaias" wreaks havoc across the Caribbean, set to impact U.S. East Coast this week

Tropical Cyclone "Isaias" barrelled through the Caribbean after making landfall in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on July 30, 2020, leaving several people dead and hundreds of thousands without power and water supply. The storm then moved over the...

August 03, 2020

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Hurricane "Isaias" over the Bahamas, forecast to move dangerously close to East Coast, U.S.

Hurricane "Isaias" is moving over the Bahamas on August 1, 2020, and is expected to approach the southeast coast of Florida later today and Sunday, August 2. On the forecast track, the center of Isaias will move near or over Andros Island in the...

August 01, 2020

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Bahamas bracing for Hurricane "Isaias"

Tropical Storm "Isaias" -- the 9th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season -- has strengthened into a hurricane at 03:40 UTC on July 31, 2020. At the time, its center was located about 110 km (70 miles) ESE of Great Inagua Island, Bahamas, moving...

July 31, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Isaias" impacts the Caribbean on its way toward Florida, U.S.

Tropical Storm "Isaias" formed at 03:00 UTC on July 30, 2020, as the 9th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Isaias continued record early storm formations in the basin and is now the earliest 9th Atlantic named storm formation on record....

July 30, 2020