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The record-breaking hurricane season for the Atlantic ended earlier this week

Last Updated 2 months ago by Devontae Jackson.

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Hurricane season ended on November 30th or Monday. With that, we close a chapter of records. The 2020 hurricane season is now the hurricane season with the most storms recorded on record for the Atlantic Basin. 17 tropical storms, 7 hurricanes, and 6 major hurricanes for a total of 30 storms. Which beat 2005 with 27 total storms. We also saw the most Greek alphabet named storms this year beating 2005 which only had 6 Greek alphabet named storms. 2020 had 9 Greek alphabet named storms. Many of those storms undergoing rapid intensification, 10 according to the NHC.

Image courtesy of the NHC.
  • Seventeen Tropical Storms
  • Four Cat 1 Hurricanes
  • Three Cat 2 Hurricanes
  • One Cat 3 Hurricane (Major Hurricane)
  • Three Cat 4 Hurricanes (Major Hurricane)
  • One Cat 5 Hurricane (Major Hurricane)

The state of Louisiana alone broke records with hurricane Delta. Delta broke the record for being the first Greek-letter storm to become a major hurricane, Delta’s landfall made the tenth landfall of a tropical cyclone in the lower 48 this year. Which beats out the old record of 9 set in 1916. Delta made the 4th tropical cyclone to hit the state of Louisiana this year which tied the old record of 4 set in 2004.

All together 12 storms made landfall in the U.S. according to the National Hurricane Center.

Image courtesy of NOAA.

Above is a look at more numbers put together by NOAA that tells the story of the 2020 hurricane season.

Almost 400 people died this hurricane season according to Center for Disaster Philanthropy. They also estimate damages are around or over 20 billion dollars for this hurricane season.

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