Image: National Hurricane Center
December 7, 2020
🌀 The 2020 Atlantic Tropical Cyclone season has broken an all-time record, becoming the most active season in history...
What a year! Beginning with Arthur on May 16th, and ending with powerful Category 5 Iota on November 16th, we can safely classify the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season as hyper-active. In March, we called for 20 storms. We ended up with grand total of 30 storms. A normal year averages around 12 .

If there is any such silver lining in this year, it was that the majority of the storms were not too intense. The counter argument is the beast that was Laura that smashed Louisiana as a Category 4, only to re-up and hammer Louisiana a mere six weeks later with another Category 4 in Delta. It is without a doubt Louisiana took it on the chin this year.

Imagery: NOAA
December 7, 2020
It might be fitting that the 30th storm of the year, 31st classified, became the first Category 5 in November since 1932, when Iota formed on November 13th. It dealt a devastating blow to Central America with feet of rain and wind gusts to 160mph. Time to regroup and prepare for the 2021 Tropical season.

🌤 Forecast Provided By: Meteorologist Joshua Ketchen

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