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The End Is Nigh?

This is the last day of the “official” hurricane season (June 1 – November 30) but there is currently a non-tropical low near the Madeira Islands that might gain sub-tropical characteristics… or not. Everything that begins before January 1 is added to the record breaking 2020 season.

This year had 31 systems develop which is a tie for most systems in the season. Of those systems 30 were named storms which is the all time record. Among the named systems 17 were tropical storms and 13 were hurricanes. Six of the hurricanes were classified as Major, which means Category 3 or higher. Twelve of the named systems made landfall in the US, which is a new record, with 5 of the landfalls in Louisiana.

This season was definitely 2020.

November 30, 2020   Comments Off on The End Is Nigh?