2020 Hurricane Season – What you need to know
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be more active than usual, according to a June outlook released Thursday by Colorado State University.
The outlook calls for 19 named storms, nine of which are expected to become hurricanes, and four of those hurricanes becoming major hurricanes – Category 3 or higher (115-plus-mph winds) on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
Record hurricane season calls for more preparedness than ever
This forecast is well above the 30-year (1981-2010) average of 13 named storms, seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes and is one hurricane and one major hurricane more than its first outlook issued in early April.
Though the official Atlantic hurricane season runs from June through November, storms can occasionally develop outside those months. This was the case in May when Tropical Storm Arthur and Tropical Storm Bertha formed. It was the sixth straight year at least one named storm formed before the June 1 official start of the season. This week, Cristobal became the record-earliest-in-season third named Atlantic storm – previously held by Tropical Storm Colin on June 5, 2016.
Colorado State University’s outlook for named storms includes the three named storms that have already formed, so they expect another 16 named storms to form through the end of the hurricane season.
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