The 2020 Hurricane season officially ends on Monday, but there is still a disturbance in the tropics being watched by the National Hurricane Center.
100 hundred miles northeast of the southeast Bahamas the disturbance is producing disorganized cloudiness and showers, but strong upper-level winds and a cold front on Tuesday are expected to limit the system’s growth.
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has been the busiest Atlantic hurricane season on record, with 30 named storms, 13 hurricanes, six major hurricanes, a total of 31 tropical or subtropical cyclones, including a Category 5 hurricane.
“Throughout this relentless hurricane season, NOAA worked around-the-clock to provide critical data and reliable forecasts to our Nation’s communities in the path of devastating storms,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “The services provided by NOAA, alongside our emergency management partners, undoubtedly helped save many lives and protect property.”
It was such an active season that we needed up using the Greek letter storm naming system, the first time since the 2005 season, and only the second time ever.
Twelve of the named storms made landfall in the U.S, including six being hurricanes.
This season may officially end on Nov. 30, but it is still possible for more storms to develop. The 2021 hurricane season officially begins on June 1 and NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center will issue its initial seasonal outlook in May.