NOAA Updates Atlantic Hurricane Season to "Extremely Active"


The updated 2020 Atlantic hurricane season probability and numbers of named storms. (NOAA)

The updated 2020 Atlantic hurricane season probability and numbers of named storms. (NOAA)

Today the NOAA's Climate Prediction Center updated their annual Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook that was issued back in May 2020, with the term, "extremely active". Yikes.

Already, the season has been very active, with a record-setting 9 named storms so far, and experts are now predicting 19-25 named storms with winds of 39 mph or greater. They say 7-11 of those will become Hurricanes with winds of 74 mph or greater, and 3-6 major hurricanes with winds of 111 mph or greater. Normally, the 9th named storm of the season typically doesn't form until October 4th. An average season produces 12 named storms, including 6 hurricanes of which 3 become major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5).

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List of 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Names:

  1. Arthur
  2. Bertha
  3. Cristobal
  4. Dolly
  5. Edouard
  6. Fay
  7. Gonzalo
  8. Hanna
  9. Isaias
  10. Josephine
  11. Kyle
  12. Laura
  13. Marco
  14. Nana
  15. Omar
  16. Paulette
  17. Rene
  18. Sally
  19. Teddy
  20. Vicky
  21. Wilfred

(Photos: NOAA.gov, Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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