The 2020 Hurricane Season

The predictions for the 2020 hurricane season were for an above-average hurricane season. Philip Klotzbach predicted 16 named storms, 8 hurricanes, and 4 major (Cat 3+) hurricanes this year; updated to 24 named storms, 12 hurricanes, and 5 major hurricanes. Hurricane season usually runs from June 1 through November 30 – although given the predictions it may extend beyond those boundaries.

From the National Hurricane Center, the 2020 Atlantic tropical cyclone names are: Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna, Isaias, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paulette, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky, Wilfred.

In the event that more than twenty-one named tropical cyclones occur in the Atlantic basin in a season, additional storms will take names from the Greek alphabet: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, Theta, Iota, Kappa, Lambda, Mu, Nu, Xi, Omicron, Pi, Rho, Sigma, Tau, Upsilon, Phi, Chi, Psi, Omega.

Arthur

Arthur first storm of 2020

Continuing the trend of the last 10 years, we have our first named storm – before June 1 – the official start of the hurricane season. On Saturday, May 16, 2020, Tropical Storm Arthur formed off of Florida’s east coast.

Tropical Storm Arthur formed on Saturday night off the coast of Florida, making it the first named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Now, forecasters say the storm has its sights set on eastern North Carolina.

Although the official start of hurricane season is June 1, there has been a preseason tropical system for most of the last 10 years, so it is not uncommon to have tropical activity this early, according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Courtney Travis.

Source: UPI.com

UPDATE 5/18/2020 1500 UTC: Tropical Storm Arthur is located about 20 miles east-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, with winds of 50 miles per hour and moving north-northeast at 16 miles per hour.

A turn toward the northeast is expected later today, followed by a turn
toward the east on Tuesday. A slower southeast or south-southeast
motion is forecast to begin Tuesday night and continue through
Wednesday.

Bertha

A quickly forming morning storm turned into Tropical Storm Bertha before it weakened into a tropical depression.

Bertha made landfall with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph just to the east of Charleston, South Carolina, Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. EDT, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Source: Weather Underground

UPDATE 5/27/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Depression Bertha is located about 55 miles east-northeast of Columbia, South Carolina, with winds of 30 miles per hour and moving north-northwest at 15 miles per hour.

Additional weakening is expected, and Bertha is forecast to degenerate to a remnant low pressure area on Thursday.

Bertha is expected to produce total rain accumulation of 2 to 4 inches with isolated totals of 8 inches across northeastern South Carolina into west central to far southeastern North Carolina and southwest Virginia. Given very saturated antecedent conditions, this rainfall may produce life threatening flash flooding, aggravate and prolong ongoing river flooding, and produce rapid out of bank rises on smaller rivers.

Cristobal

The third storm formed Monday, June 1 – the official start of hurricane season – in the Bay of Campeche. At 4:00 PM CDT the center of Tropical Depression Three was located about 50 miles west-southwest of Campeche, Mexico, with winds of 30 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 7 miles per hour.

UPDATE 6/2/2020 1800 UTC: TD3 strengthened into Tropical Storm Cristobal located about 155 miles west-southwest of Campeche, Mexico with winds of 40 miles per hour moving southwest at 3 miles per hour.

UPDATE 6/2/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Cristobal is located about 140 miles west-southwest of Campeche, Mexico with winds of 40 miles per hour moving south at 3 mile per hour.

UPDATE 6/3/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Cristobal is located about 20 miles south of Ciudad Del Carmen, Mexico with winds of 50 miles per hour moving southeast at 3 miles per hour.

UPDATE 6/4/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Depression Cristobal is located about 165 south of Campeche, Mexico with winds of 35 miles per hour moving east-southeast at 3 miles per hour.

UPDATE 6/5/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Cristobal is located about 535 south of the mouth of the Mississippi River with winds of 40 miles per hour moving north at 13 miles per hour.

Cristobal’s center is forecast to move inland across Louisiana late Sunday and Monday. Winds are 40 miles per hour some strengthening is forecast. The main threats are surge and flooding. Rain totals through Wednesday (6/10) may top 8-12 inches.

UPDATE 6/6/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Cristobal is located about 280 south-southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River with winds of 50 miles per hour moving north at 12 miles per hour.

UPDATE 6/7/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Cristobal is located about 65 south of New Orleans, Louisiana with winds of 50 miles per hour moving north at 7 miles per hour.

At 5:10 CDT Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall about 50 miles south-southeast of New Orleans.

UPDATE 6/8/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Depression Cristobal is located about 135 west-southwest of Memphis, Tennessee with winds of 35 miles per hour moving north at 18 miles per hour.

Dolly

Tropical Depression Dolly formed June 23 at around 1:00 AM EST off of the Atlantic coast about 370 miles south-southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia with winds of 45 miles per hour moving east-northeast at 13 miles per hour.

UPDATE 6/24/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Dolly is located about 335 miles south-southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia with winds of 45 miles per hour moving east-northeast at 12 miles per hour.

UPDATE 6/25/2020 1500 UTC: Post-Tropical Cyclone Dolly is located about 370 miles southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland with winds of 35 miles per hour moving northeast at 16 miles per hour.

Edouard

Tropical Storm Edouard formed Sunday night, July 6, in far North Atlantic. It’s moving quickly northeastward at 36 miles per hour with maximum sustained gusts of 40 miles per hour. It was located about 530 miles south of Cape Race, Newfoundland.

Colorado State University hurricane research scientist Phil Klotzbach said on Twitter that Edouard is the earliest fifth Atlantic named storm on record. The previous record was Emily, which formed on July 12, 2005.

Source: FoxNews.com

UPDATE 7/7/2020 2100 UTC: Post-Tropical Cyclone Edouard is located about 445 miles southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland with winds of 45 miles per hour moving northeast at 38 miles per hour.

Fay

Tropical Storm Fay formed on off the coast of North Carolina on July 9. The storm is about 40 miles east-northeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina with winds of 45 miles per hour moving north at 7 miles per hour.

Tropical Storm Fay … the earliest 6th Atlantic named storm formation on record. Previous record was Franklin in 2005 on July 22nd.

Source: @philklotzbach on Twitter

UPDATE 7/10/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Fay is located about 10 miles north-northeast of Atlantic City, New Jersey with winds of 50 miles per hour moving north at 14 miles per hour. Fay made landfall just northeast of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

UPDATE 7/11/2020 0900 UTC: Post-Tropical Cyclone Fay is located about 30 miles south of Albany, New York with winds of 35 miles per hour moving north at 17 miles per hour.

Gonzalo

Tropical Storm Gonzalo formed from Tropical Depression 7 this morning (July 22) about 1250 miles east of the southern Windward Islands with winds of 45 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 12 miles per hour.

Gonzalo is the earliest seventh named tropical storm on record to form in the Atlantic basin, according to Dr. Phil Klotzbach, a tropical scientist at Colorado State University. The previous record was held by Tropical Storm Gert, which developed on July 24, 2005.

Source: Weather.com

Tropical Storm Gonzalo is expected to become a hurricane by Thursday as it moves toward the Caribbean Sea.

UPDATE 7/23/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Gonzalo is located about 810 miles east of the Southern Windward Islands with winds of 60 miles moving west at 13 miles per hour.

UPDATE 7/24/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Gonzalo is located about 390 miles east of the Southern Windward Islands with winds of 40 miles per hour moving west at 18 miles per hour.

UPDATE 7/25/2020 2100 UTC: Remnants of Gonzalo are located about 125 miles west-northwest of Trinidad with winds of 35 miles per hour.

Hanna

Tropical Depression 8 formed Wednesday (July 22) about 530 miles east-southeast of Port O’Connor, Texas with winds of 30 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 6 miles per hour. Some strengthening is expected, and the depression could become a tropical storm in a day or so. The depression is expected to produce 2 to 4 inches of rain with isolated maximum totals of 6 inches along the Gulf coast from Louisiana to the Lower Texas coast, and inland through south-central Texas and the Rio Grande Valley.

UPDATE 7/23/2020 2200 CDT: TD8 strengthens to Tropical Storm Hanna by 10 pm CDT. It’s located about 385 miles east-southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas, with winds of 40 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 7 miles per hour.

#Hanna has formed in the Gulf of Mexico – the earliest 8th Atlantic named storm formation on record. Prior record was Harvey on August 3, 2005. #hurricane

Source: @philklotzbach on Twitter

UPDATE 7/24/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Hanna is located about 195 miles east of Corpus Christi, Texas, with winds of 50 miles per hour moving west at 10 miles per hour.

UPDATE 7/25/2020 1500 UTC: Hurricane Hanna strengthened this morning and is located about 75 miles east-northeast of Port Mansfield, Texas, with winds of 80 miles per hour moving west at 7 miles per hour.

UPDATE 7/26/2020 0000 UTC: Hurricane Hanna made landfall near Padre Island, Texas, around 5:00 PM CDT and again around 6:00 PM CDT in Kenedy County, Texas. Present located about 10 miles northwest of Port Mansfield, Texas, with winds of 85 miles per hour moving west-southwest at 8 miles per hour. Rapid weakening is expected as Hanna moves farther inland.

UPDATE 7/26/2020 2100 UTC: Hanna weakened to a Tropical Depression over northeastern Mexico. Tropical Depression Hanna is located about 35 miles west-southwest of Monterrey, Mexico, with winds of 35 miles per hour moving west-southwest at 9 miles per hour.

Isaias

Tropical Storm Isaias formed late Wednesday (7/29) about 155 miles south of Ponce, Puerto Rico, with winds of 50 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 20 miles per hour.

Tropical Storm Isaias, pronounced ees-ah-ee-ahs, was upgraded from Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine status by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) at 11 p.m. EDT Wednesday. The system strengthened as it developed a more organized center with thunderstorms wrapping around its core — and Isaias became the earliest “I-storm” in recorded history. The prior record holder was Irene from Aug. 7, 2005.

Source: AccuWeather.com

UPDATE 7/30/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Isaias is located about 155 miles west-northwest of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, with winds of 60 miles per hour moving northwest at 20 miles per hour.

UPDATE 7/31/2020 2100 UTC: Late last night Isaias strengthened to a hurricane. Hurricane Isaias is located about 195 miles south-southeast of Nassau Bahamas with winds of 75 miles per hour moving northwest at 15 miles per hour.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the east coast of Florida from Boca Raton to the Volusia/Brevard County Line.

UPDATE 8/1/2020 2100 UTC: Isaias weakens to Tropical Storm and is located about 115 miles southeast of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with winds of 70 miles per hour moving northwest at 10 miles per hour.

Isaias is expected to regain hurricane strength tonight. Slow weakening is expected to begin Sunday night and continue through Monday.

UPDATE 8/2/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Isaias is located about 65 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral, Florida, with winds of 70 miles per hour moving north-northwest at 9 miles per hour.

UPDATE 8/3/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Isaias is located about 60 miles south-southeast of Charleston, South Carolina, with winds of 70 miles per hour moving north-northeast at 16 miles per hour.

Isaias is expected to make landfall tonight at or near hurricane strength along the coast of northeastern South Carolina or southern North Carolina.

UPDATE 8/4/2020 0400 UTC: Hurricane Isaias made landfall near Wilmington, North Carolina, shortly before 12:00 AM EDT with max winds of 85 miles per hour. Hurricane Isaias is located about 30 miles west of Wilmington, North Carolina, with winds of 85 miles per hour moving north-northwest at 22 miles per hour.

UPDATE 8/4/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Isaias is located about 20 miles west of Albany, New York with winds of 65 miles per hour moving north-northeast at 40 miles per hour.

By 8/5/2020 0300 UTC Isaias became Post-Tropical Cyclone Isaias, moving into southeastern Canada.

Josephine

Tropical Depression 11 turned into Tropical Storm Josephine this morning and is now (8/13 1500 UTC) located about 975 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands with winds of 45 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 15 miles per hour. The storm is expected to strengthen somewhat over the next 48 hours.

UPDATE 8/13/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Josephine is located about 865 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands with winds of 45 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 16 miles per hour.

UPDATE 8/14/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Josephine is located about 460 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands with winds of 40 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 16 miles per hour.

UPDATE 8/15/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Josephine is located about 160 miles northeast of the northern Leeward Islands with winds of 45 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 17 miles per hour.

UPDATE 8/16/2020 0900 UTC: Remnants Of Josephine are located about 175 miles north of San Juan, Puerto Rico with winds of 35 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 12 miles per hour.

Kyle

Tropical Storm Kyle formed Friday (8/14) about 185 miles southeast of Atlantic City, New Jersey with winds of 40 miles per hour moving east-northeast at 17 miles per hour. Kyle is forecast to become post-tropical by late Sunday or early Monday.

UPDATE 8/15/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Kyle is located about 715 miles southwest of Cape Race Newfoundland with winds of 50 miles per hour moving east-northeast at 22 miles per hour.

UPDATE 8/16/2020 0900 UTC: Post-Tropical Cyclone Kyle is located about 545 miles southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland with winds of 40 miles per hour moving east at 20 miles per hour.

Laura

Tropical Depression Thirteen strengthened into Tropical Storm Laura this morning (8/21), and it’s located about 230 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands with winds of 45 miles per hour moving west at 21 miles per hour.

UPDATE 8/21/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Laura is located about 40 miles east of Antigua with winds of 45 miles per hour moving west at 17 miles per hour.

UPDATE 8/22/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Laura is located about 100 miles west of Ponce, Puerto Rico with winds of 50 miles per hour moving west at 18 miles per hour.

UPDATE 8/23/2020 1500 UTC: Tropical Storm Laura is located about 115 miles northwest of Port Au Prince, Haiti with winds of 50 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 21 miles per hour.

Laura is expected to move over the central and northwestern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday night and Wednesday. Strengthening is forecast after the storm moves over the Gulf of Mexico, and Laura is forecast to become a hurricane late Tuesday or Tuesday night.

UPDATE 8/23/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Laura is located about 50 miles south of Guantanamo, Cuba with winds of 60 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 21 miles per hour.

UPDATE 8/24/2020 1500 UTC: Tropical Storm Laura is located about 65 miles east-southeast of Cayo Largo with winds of 60 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 20 miles per hour.

UPDATE 8/23/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Laura is located about 40 miles east of the Isle of Youth winds of 60 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 20 miles per hour.

Strengthening is expected when the storm moves over the Gulf of Mexico, and Laura is forecast to become a hurricane by late Tuesday. Additional strengthening is forecast on Wednesday.

UPDATE 8/25/2020 1500 UTC: Hurricane Laura is located about 620 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas with winds of 75 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 16 miles per hour.

Laura is expected to strengthen over the next 24 hours and make landfall near Beaumont, Texas late Wednesday night to early Thursday morning as a category 3 hurricane.

UPDATE 8/25/2020 2100 UTC: Hurricane Laura is located about 480 miles southeast of Lake Charles, Louisiana with winds of 80 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 17 miles per hour.

Laura is still expected to strengthen over the next 24 hours and make landfall near Sabine Lake, Texas, as a category 3 hurricane.

UPDATE 8/26/2020 1500 UTC: Hurricane Laura is located about 235 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas with winds of 125 miles per hour moving northwest at 16 miles per hour.

Laura strengthened to category 4 hurricane by 1:00 PM CDT with winds of 140+ miles per hour. Catastrophic storm surge, extreme winds, and flash flooding expected along the northwest gulf coast tonight.

UPDATE 8/26/2020 2100 UTC: Hurricane Laura is located about 155 miles south-southeast of Port Arthur, Texas with winds of 145 miles per hour moving northwest at 15 miles per hour.

UPDATE 8/27/2020 0500 UTC: Hurricane Laura made landfall about 40 miles south of Lake Charles, Louisiana with winds of 150 miles per hour moving north-northwest at 15 miles per hour with pressure of 27.70 inHg.

Hurricane Laura makes landfall as cat 4 storm over Cameron Parish with 150 mph winds.

Source: 12newsnow.com

UPDATE 8/27/2020 1500 UTC: Hurricane Laura (moving northward overland) is located about 55 miles southeast of Shreveport, Louisiana with winds of 75 miles per hour moving north at 16 miles per hour.

UPDATE 8/27/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Laura (it weakened enough about 12 hours after landfall) is located about 80 miles northeast of Shreveport, Louisiana with winds of 50 miles per hour moving north-northeast at 15 miles per hour.

UPDATE 8/28/2020 1500 UTC: Tropical Depression Laura is located about 85 miles northwest of Memphis, Tennessee with winds of 30 miles per hour moving east-northeast at 20 miles per hour.

Marco

Tropical Depression 14 strengthened into Tropical Storm Marco late Friday (8/21) about 180 miles southeast of Cozumel, Mexico with winds of 40 miles per hour moving north-northwest at 13 miles per hour.

The projected path for both storms is southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana. I’m worried these two will decide to “wed” and “honeymoon” near the Sabine River.

UPDATE 8/22/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Marco is located about 50 miles west of the western tip of Cuba with winds of 65 miles per hour moving north-northwest at 13 miles per hour.

UPDATE 8/23/2020 1500 UTC: Tropical Storm Marco is located about 325 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River with winds of 70 miles per hour moving north-northwest at 14 miles per hour.

Some strengthening is anticipated and Marco is forecast to become a hurricane later today and be at hurricane strength when it approaches the northern Gulf Coast on Monday.

UPDATE 8/23/2020 2100 UTC: Hurricane Marco (it strengthened within 1 hour of last update) is located about 240 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River with winds of 75 miles per hour moving north-northwest at 13 miles per hour.

UPDATE 8/24/2020 1500 UTC: Tropical Storm Marco (it weakened overnight) is located about 55 miles southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River with winds of 50 miles per hour moving north-northwest at 8 miles per hour.

UPDATE 8/24/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Marco is located about 20 miles east-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River with winds of 40 miles per hour moving northwest at 7 miles per hour.

Marco made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River around 6:00 PM CDT. It’s expected to weaken to a tropical depression later tonight.

UPDATE 8/25/2020 0900 UTC: Post-Tropical Cyclone Marco is located about 60 miles south of Morgan City, Louisiana with winds of 30 miles per hour moving west at 10 miles per hour.

Nana

Tropical Depression 16 strengthened into Tropical Storm Nana this morning (9/1) in the north-western Caribbean Sea about 120 miles southwest of Kingston, Jamaica with winds of 50 miles per hour moving west at 18 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/2/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Nana is located about 65 miles northeast of Isla Roatan, Honduras with winds of 60 miles per hour moving west at 15 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/3/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Depression Nana is located about 220 miles west-southwest of Belize City with winds of 35 miles per hour moving west-southwest at 14 miles per hour.

Omar

Tropical Depression 15 strengthened into Tropical Storm Omar this afternoon (9/1) about 225 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina with winds of 40 miles per hour moving east-northeast at 15 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/2/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Omar is located about 265 miles north of Bermuda with winds of 35 miles per hour moving east at 14 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/3/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Depression Omar is located about 345 miles northeast of Bermuda with winds of 35 miles per hour moving east-southeast at 10 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/4/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Depression Omar is located about 475 miles east-northeast of Bermuda with winds of 35 miles per hour moving east at 6 miles per hour.

Paulette

Tropical Storm Paulette formed this morning (9/7) about 1205 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 40 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 3 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/7/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Paulette is about 1220 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 40 miles per hour moving northwest at 3 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/8/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Paulette is about 1350 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 65 miles per hour moving northwest at 8 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/9/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Paulette is about 1035 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands with winds of 60 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 10 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/10/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Paulette is about 885 miles east-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands with winds of 50 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 9 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/11/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Paulette is about 750 miles northeast of the northern Leeward Islands with winds of 65 miles per hour moving northwest at 13 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/12/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Paulette is about 460 miles southeast of Bermuda with winds of 70 miles per hour moving northwest at 15 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/13/2020 2100 UTC: Hurricane Paulette (strengthened this afternoon) is about 155 miles southeast of Bermuda with winds 85 miles per hour moving northwest at 14 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/14/2020 2100 UTC: Hurricane Paulette is about 160 miles north-northeast of Bermuda with winds 105 miles per hour moving north-northeast at 15 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/15/2020 2100 UTC: Hurricane Paulette is about 740 miles northeast of Bermuda with winds of 100 miles per hour moving east-northeast at 30 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/22/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Paulette reformed this morning and is about 390 miles east-southeast of the Azores with winds of 40 miles per hour moving east at 12 miles per hour.

Rene

Tropical Storm Rene formed this afternoon (9/7) about 115 miles east of the Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 40 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 12 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/8/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Rene is about 265 miles west-northwest of Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 40 miles per hour moving west at 16 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/9/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Rene is about 590 miles west-northwest of Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 40 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 13 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/10/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Rene is about 865 miles west-northwest of Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 50 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 12 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/11/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Rene is about 1165 miles west-northwest of Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 40 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 14 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/12/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Depression Rene is about 1935 miles east-northeast of the Northern Leeward Islands with winds of 35 miles per hour moving northwest at 14 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/13/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Depression Rene is about 1145 miles northeast of the Leeward Islands with winds 30 miles per hour moving north-northwest at 6 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/14/2020 2100 UTC: Remnants of Rene is about 1045 miles northeast of the Leeward Islands with winds of 30 miles per hour moving west-southwest at 7 miles per hour.

Sally

Tropical Storm Sally formed from Tropical Depression 19 this afternoon (9/12) about 35 miles south-southeast of Naples, Florida with winds of 40 miles per hour moving west at 7 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/12/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Sally is located about 30 miles south-southwest of Naples, Florida with winds of 40 miles per hour moving west at 7 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/13/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Sally is about 165 miles south of Panama City, Florida with winds of 60 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 9 miles. Sally is forecast to become a hurricane on Monday.

UPDATE 9/14/2020 2100 UTC: Hurricane Sally is about 145 miles southeast of Biloxi, Mississippi with winds of 100 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 6 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/15/2020 2100 UTC: Hurricane Sally is about 85 miles south of Mobile, Alabama with winds of 80 miles per hour moving north at 2 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/16/2020 0945 UTC (445 CDT): Hurricane Sally strengthened to category 2 before making landfall at Gulf Shores, Alabama with winds of 105 miles per hour moving north-northeast at 3 miles per hour. The minimum pressure was 965 MB (28.50 inHg). Rainfall totals

Sally is the 4th hurricane to make landfall in 2020 – first time since 2005 – and it landed in the same place – the same day – that Hurricane Ivan did in 2004.

UPDATE 9/16/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Sally is located about 55 miles north-northeast of Pensacola, Florida with winds of 60 miles per hour moving northeast at 7 miles per hour.

Teddy

Tropical Storm Teddy formed from Tropical Depression 20 this morning (9/14) about 1110 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 40 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 14 miles per hour. Additional strengthening is anticipated, and Teddy is forecast to become a hurricane in a couple of days.

UPDATE 9/14/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Teddy is about 1170 miles east of the Lesser Antilles with winds of 50 miles per hour moving west at 14 miles per hour. Steady strengthening is forecast for the next several days, and Teddy is expected to become a hurricane Tuesday and could reach major hurricane strength on Thursday.

UPDATE 9/15/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Teddy is about 895 miles east of the Lesser Antilles with winds of 65 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 13 miles per hour. Teddy is expected to strengthen over the next few days – possibly to category 4 – while it stays away from any shorelines.

UPDATE 9/16/2020 2100 UTC: Hurricane Teddy (strengthened early this morning) is about 710 miles east-northeast of the Lesser Antilles with winds of 100 miles per hour moving northwest at 13 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/17/2020 2100 UTC: Hurricane Teddy (strengthened to category 4) is about 575 miles northeast of the Lesser Antilles with winds of 140 miles per hour moving northwest at 13 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/18/2020 2100 UTC: Hurricane Teddy is about 795 miles southeast of Bermuda with winds of 125 miles per hour moving northwest at 14 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/19/2020 2100 UTC: Hurricane Teddy is about 475 miles southeast of Bermuda with winds of 120 miles per hour moving northwest at 13 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/20/2020 2100 UTC: Hurricane Teddy is about 245 miles south-southeast of Bermuda with winds of 105 miles per hour moving north-northwest at 9 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/21/2020 2100 UTC: Hurricane Teddy is about 175 miles east-northeast of Bermuda with winds of 90 miles per hour moving north at 23 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/22/2020 2100 UTC: Hurricane Teddy is about 245 miles south of Halifax, Nova Scotia with winds of 90 miles per hour moving north at 16 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/23/2020 2100 UTC: Post-Tropical Cyclone Teddy is about 70 miles north-northwest of Channel-Port aux Basques, Newfoundland with winds of 50 miles per hour moving north-northeast at 31 miles per hour.

Vicky

Tropical Storm Vicky formed from Tropical Depression 21 this morning (9/14) about 330 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 35 miles per hour moving north at 6 miles per hour. Vicky is expected to be short lived.

UPDATE 9/15/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Vicky is about 640 miles northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 45 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 12 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/16/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Vicky is about 855 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 40 miles per hour moving west at 9 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/17/2020 2100 UTC: Post-Tropical Cyclone Vicky is about 1050 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 30 miles per hour moving west-southwest at 12 miles per hour.

Wilfred

Tropical Storm Wilfred formed this morning (9/18) about 630 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 40 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 17 miles per hour. Wilfred is the last regularly named storm – time to break out the Greek alphabet (NHC actual said that).

UPDATE 9/18/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Wilfred is about 735 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 40 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 18 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/19/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Wilfred is about 1025 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 40 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 14 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/20/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Depression Wilfred is about 1025 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 40 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 14 miles per hour.

Alpha

Tropical Depression Twenty-Two Is Expected to Become Tropical Storm Alpha in the Western Gulf of Mexico [September 18, 2020]Source: Weather.com

The storm that was in the far northeast Atlantic formed before the storm in the Gulf.

UPDATE 9/18/2020 2100 UTC: Subtropical Storm Alpha (landfall on Portugal) is about 120 miles north-northeast of Lisbon, Portugal with winds of 45 miles per hour moving northeast at 17 miles per hour.

Beta

Tropical Storm Beta formed (in the Gulf of Mexico) from Tropical Depression 22 this afternoon (9/18) about 335 miles east-northeast of Tampico, Mexico with winds of 40 miles per hour moving north-northeast at 9 miles per hour. Additional slow strengthening is expected through the weekend, and Beta could be near hurricane strength by Sunday night.

UPDATE 9/19/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Beta is about 320 miles east-southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas with winds of 60 miles per hour currently stationary.

UPDATE 9/20/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Beta is about 120 miles south-southeast of Galveston, Texas with winds of 60 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 6 miles per hour. No strengthening is expected, and landfall is forecast for Monday night.

UPDATE 9/21/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Beta is about 25 miles southeast of Port O’Connor, Texas with winds of 45 miles per hour moving northwest at 5 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/22/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Depression Beta is about 40 miles north of Port O’Connor, Texas with winds of 30 miles per hour moving east-northeast at 5 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/23/2020 2100 UTC: Post-Tropical Cyclone Beta is about 75 miles southwest of Alexandria, Louisiana with winds of 30 miles per hour moving northeast at 13 miles per hour.

UPDATE 9/24/2020 2100 UTC: Post-Tropical Cyclone Beta is about 25 miles west-northwest of Tuscaloosa, Alabama with winds of 25 miles per hour moving northeast at 16miles per hour.

Gamma

Tropical Storm Gamma formed today (10/2) from Tropical Depression 25 about 135 miles south-southeast of Cozumel, Mexico with winds of 40 miles per hour moving northwest at 9 miles per hour.

UPDATE 10/3/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Gamma is about 35 miles north-northwest of Tulum, Mexico with winds of 65 miles per hour moving northwest at 8 miles per hour.

UPDATE 10/4/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Gamma is about 150 miles north-northwest of Cozumel, Mexico with winds of 60 miles per hour and stationary.

UPDATE 10/5/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Depression Gamma is about 135 miles northwest of Cozumel, Mexico with winds of 35 miles per hour moving southwest at 5 miles per hour.

Delta

Tropical Storm Delta formed this morning (10/5) from Tropical Depression 26 about 130 miles south of Negril, Jamaica with winds of 40 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 9 miles per hour. This storm is expected to strengthen over the next few days.

UPDATE 10/6/2020 2100 UTC: In 30 hours strengthened to a category 4 hurricane! Hurricane Delta is located about 215 miles east-southeast of Cozumel, Mexico with winds of 145 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 17 miles per hour.

UPDATE 10/7/2020 2100 UTC: Hurricane Delta is located about 55 miles north-northeast of Progreso, Mexico with winds of 85 miles per hour moving northwest at 17 miles per hour. Delta weakened last night as it flew across the Yucatan, but is expected to re-strengthen tomorrow (Thursday) as it moves over the central Gulf of Mexico.

UPDATE 10/8/2020 2100 UTC: Hurricane Delta is located about 345 miles south of Cameron, Louisiana with winds of 115 miles per hour moving northwest at 12 miles per hour. Delta is expected to make landfall as a category 2 or 3 hurricane Friday afternoon near where Hurricane Laura made landfall on August 27, 2020.

UPDATE 10/9/2020 2100 UTC: Hurricane Delta is located about 35 miles south of Cameron, Louisiana with winds of 105 miles per hour moving north-northeast at 14 miles per hour.

Hurricane Delta made landfall at 6:00 PM CDT/2300 UTC near Creole, Louisiana with winds of 100 miles per hour moving north-northeast at 14 miles per hour.

UPDATE 10/10/2020 2100 UTC: Post-Tropical Storm Delta is located about 80 miles west-southwest of Tupelo, Mississippi with winds of 30 miles per hour moving northeast at 12 miles per hour.

Epsilon

Tropical Storm Epsilon formed this morning (10/19) about 735 miles southeast of Bermuda with winds of 40 miles per hour and stationary.

UPDATE 10/19/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Epsilon is about 730 miles southeast of Bermuda with winds of 45 miles per hour and stationary.

UPDATE 10/20/2020 2100 UTC: Tropical Storm Epsilon is about 615 miles east-southeast of Bermuda with winds of 65 miles per hour moving northwest at 13 miles per hour.

UPDATE 10/21/2020 2100 UTC: Hurricane Epsilon is about 340 miles east-southeast of Bermuda with winds of 115 miles per hour moving northwest at 10 miles per hour.