Seven Tropical Systems In The Atlantic--

Five Named Storms!
Posted at 7:16 PM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 19:16:37-04

The very active Atlantic 2020 Hurricane Season continues full throttle after passing the peak of hurricane season on September 10th. The season continues on its record setting pace. We are currently monitoring seven systems in the Atlantic Basin-- five of which are actually named storms. This hasn't happened in nearly 50 years!!!


With the new named storms today-- we are quickly approaching the end of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Name list. We have one more name on the official list....once exhausted, we will then start using the Greek Alphabet for storm names. This has only happened one time in history--back in the record setting hurricane season of 2005, which produced storms like Dennis, Emily, Katrina, Rita, and Wilma.


Right now, the only storm that's impacting the United States (other than swells) is Hurricane Sally. Right now Sally is crawling in the Gulf of Mexico with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph... which makes it a strong category 2 storm. Strengthening is in the forecast, but guidance suggest it should make landfall as a category 2 hurricane.