Historic 2020 Atlantic hurricane season

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To say this year’s Atlantic hurricane season is active is an understatement. Not only have we seen 20-named storms, we’ve set early-formation records for 17 of those 20 storms.

Below is a list of this season’s named storms, their peak strength, date of formation and how that compares to previous records. Storms in bold set early-formation records.

  1. Arthur (Tropical Storm) – May 16 | current record: One – Jan. 3, 1938
  2. Bertha (Tropical Storm) – May 27| current record: Two – May 16, 1951
  3. Cristobal (Tropical Storm) – June 2 | previous record: Colin – June 5, 2016
  4. Dolly (Tropical Storm) – June 22nd | current record: Danielle – June 20, 2016
  5. Edouard (Tropical Storm) – July 6 | previous record: Emily – July 11, 2005
  6. Fay (Tropical Storm) – July 9 | previous record: Franklin – July 21, 2005
  7. Gonzalo (Tropical Storm) – July 22 | previous record: Gert – July 24, 2005
  8. Hanna (CAT 1) – July 24 | previous record: Harvey – Aug. 3, 2005
  9. Isaias (CAT 1) – July 30 | previous record: Irene – Aug. 7, 2005
  10. Josephine (Tropical Storm) – Aug. 13 | previous record: Jose – Aug. 22, 2005
  11. Kyle (Tropical Storm) – Aug. 14 | previous record: Katrina – Aug. 24, 2005
  12. Laura (CAT 4) – Aug. 21 | previous record: Luis – Aug. 29, 1995
  13. Marco (CAT 1) – Aug. 22 | previous record: Maria – Sept. 2, 2005
  14. Nana (CAT 1) – Sept. 1 | previous record: Nate – Sept. 5, 2005
  15. Omar (Tropical Storm) – Sept. 1 | previous record: Ophelia – Sept.7, 2005
  16. Paulette (CAT 2) – Sept. 7 | previous record: Philippe – Sept.17, 2005
  17. Rene (Tropical Storm) – Sept. 7 | previous record: Rita – Sept. 18, 2005
  18. Sally (CAT 2) – Sept. 12 | previous record: Stan – Oct. 2, 2005
  19. Teddy (Tropical Storm) – Sept. 14 | previous record: Tammy – Oct. 5, 2005
  20. Vicky (Tropical Storm) – Sept. 14 | previous record: Vince – Oct. 9, 2005

The 2005 season is known as the most active season on record with 27 named storms, and at present, we’re currently outpacing the 2005 season by 2.5 weeks.

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