2020 Atlantic hurricane season update
The WRAL Severe Weather team is tracking the tropics daily throughout hurricane season with the latest on storm tracks, expected impacts and safety at the coast.
Hello, everyone. I'm meteorologist Mike Maze in the WRL Severe Weather Center. Whether Tropical update for this Sunday evening hurricane season officially ends tomorrow and very little going on in the Atlantic basin to systems were watching yesterday while it's down toe one. This is the system we were watching yesterday that had about a 10% chance of forming. Now the hurricane center says, no big deal. We're not concerned about that. So it's just a little wave of low pressure this you can definitely see the counterclockwise rotation. This has about a 40% chance of developing over the next two days and the next five days a swell. This may end up becoming a subtropical storm, and if it does, the next name on the list would be Kappa Kappa would probably be the last name storm of the season unless something develops in the month of December, which it did back in 2005, when we had Zeta form at the very end of December. Okay, so let's take a look at our season now. Colorado State. She was forecast several times during the summer, and their final forecast called for 19 named storms nine of them becoming hurricanes for major hurricanes. We've actually ended up with 30 names. Storms. The number of named storms back in 2005, which was a record season, was 28 13 this year. Become hurricane Six. Events have been major hurricanes. There were 31 tropical depressions, so this has been an unusually active season, far surpassing what we had back in 2005 and take a look at all the past tracks of the storms that we saw through the 2020 hurricane season. The immense number that came through the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, the Atlantic basin off the Southeast coast. So it's been a very hectic season. Hopefully, 2021 will be a whole lot slower than what we had in 2020. So that is our tropical update again. Hurricane season officially ends tomorrow. We may have some Tropical Storm Kappa. At some point over the next few days, we'll continue to update you on that and tell you what's going on. In the meantime, you guys have a great night and I'll check in tomorrow night, let you know what's going on with that next system. Have a good night