Articles tagged "2020 atlantic hurricane season"

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Rapid intensification of 2020 tropical cyclones

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has so far produced a record-tying 10 tropical systems that have undergone rapid intensification, including Iota -- the strongest tropical cyclone of the season. Iota strengthened into a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained...

November 22, 2020

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Iota is the first Category 5 hurricane to hit Colombia - destroys 98 percent of infrastructure on the island of Providencia

Hurricane "Iota" strengthened into a Category 5 hurricane -- peak winds of 260 km/h (160 mph) -- on November 16, 2020, as it was passing over the Colombian Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina, making it the strongest tropical...

November 19, 2020

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Iota leaves more than 20 people dead or missing, unprecedented damage reported in San Andrés and Providencia

At least 13 people were killed and 11 others remain missing after extremely dangerous Category 4 Hurricane "Iota" made landfall in Nicaragua on November 17-- considered the strongest storm to hit the country and the most powerful tropical cyclone of the...

November 18, 2020

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Iota strengthens to strongest Atlantic hurricane of the year before making historic landfall in Nicaragua

Extremely dangerous Category 4 Hurricane "Iota" made landfall along the coast of northeastern Nicaragua on November 17 -- just 24 km (15 miles) from the area struck by Category 4 Hurricane "Eta" on November 3 -- with maximum sustained winds of...

November 17, 2020

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Extremely dangerous Hurricane "Iota" forecast to strike Nicaragua with powerful winds and extreme rain

Tropical Storm "Iota" formed in the Central Caribbean at 21:00 UTC on November 13, 2020, as the 30th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. It rapidly strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane on November 16 and is now threatening Central...

November 16, 2020

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Iota expected to strike Central America as a major hurricane

Tropical Storm "Iota" formed in the Central Caribbean at 21:00 UTC on November 13, 2020, as the 30th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Iota is expected to strengthen into a major hurricane before it makes landfall in Central America. The...

November 14, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Eta" brings deadly floods to Florida and North Carolina, U.S.

Tropical Storm "Eta" made its second landfall in Florida and overall fourth landfall at 09:20 UTC (04:20 LT) on Thursday morning, November 12, 2020, with winds of 85 km/h (50 mph), causing torn off trees and roofs, widespread flooding, at least one...

November 13, 2020

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More than half of Honduras' banana production destroyed by Tropical Storm "Eta"

Honduras' banana sector has been hit particularly hard by Tropical Storm "Eta" after it lashed Central America last week. More than half of the country's existing 15 000 ha (37 000 acres) has been lost to severe floods-- the biggest damage in...

November 11, 2020

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Subtropical Storm "Theta" forms as the record-breaking 29th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season

Subtropical Storm "Theta" formed over the open waters of the Northeast Atlantic Ocean on November 10, 2020, as the record-breaking 29th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. The previous seasonal record for Atlantic named storms was 28 set in...

November 10, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Eta" makes landfall in Florida after leaving more than 235 dead in Central America

After striking Nicaragua on November 2 as a Category 4 hurricane and leaving more than 235 people dead in Central America, Eta made landfall along the south-central coast of Cuba at around 09:00 UTC on November 8 and in Lower Matecumbe Key in Florida, U.S at 04:00...

November 09, 2020

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Eta strengthening on its way toward Cuba, warnings issued for Cayman Islands, Cuba, Bahamas and Florida

Tropical Cyclone "Eta" -- blamed for the deaths of more than 170 people in Central America over the past few days -- is expected to gradually re-strengthen on its approach to Cuba as it remains over warm waters and in a region of upper-level diffluence....

November 07, 2020

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At least 150 killed after Eta dumps extremely heavy rain on Guatemala, more than 170 across Central America

At least 150 people have been killed in Guatemala after heavy rain dumped by Tropical Cyclone "Eta" caused floods and landslides. As of Saturday, November 7, Eta is blamed for the deaths of more than 170 people across Central America. According to the...

November 06, 2020

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Extremely dangerous Category 4 Hurricane "Eta" makes landfall in Nicaragua

Hurricane "Eta" rapidly intensified into a Category 4 hurricane on Monday and Tuesday, November 2 and 3, 2020, before it made landfall in Nicaragua at around 21:00 UTC (16:00 EST) on November 3. The center of Eta is expected to move inland over northern...

November 03, 2020

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Hurricane "Eta" forms in the Caribbean Sea, life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic flash flooding and landslides expected

Tropical Storm "Eta" formed on November 1, 2020, and strengthened into a hurricane at 09:00 UTC on Monday, November 2. The official forecast calls for rapid intensification and Eta could very well be a major hurricane when it makes landfall in Nicaragua....

November 02, 2020

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Hurricane "Zeta" makes historic landfall in Louisiana, U.S.

Fast-moving Hurricane "Zeta" made landfall at its peak strength near Cocodrie in southeastern Louisiana at 21:00 UTC on October 28, 2020. Its maximum sustained winds of 175 km/h (110 mph) at the time of landfall placed it on the upper edge of a Category 2...

October 29, 2020

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Remnants of Hurricane "Epsilon" to bring heavy rain, high waves, and strong winds to UK and Ireland

The remains of Hurricane "Epsilon" are set to bring strong winds and heavy rain to the UK, prompting the Met Office to issue yellow weather warnings across parts of the west of England from Thursday to Friday, October 29 to 30, 2020. The system is merging...

October 27, 2020

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Hurricane "Zeta" makes landfall in Yucatan, heads toward U.S. Gulf Coast

Hurricane "Zeta" made landfall along the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico near Ciudad Chemuyil around 04:00 UTC on October 27, 2020. The storm had estimated maximum winds of 130 km/h (80 mph), making it a category one hurricane on the...

October 27, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Zeta" forms in the Caribbean Sea, moving toward Yucatan and U.S. Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm "Zeta" formed at 06:00 UTC on October 25, 2020, as the 27th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. The storm is expected to bring heavy rains and strong winds to portions of the northwestern Caribbean Sea and adjacent land areas...

October 25, 2020

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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