Lake Worth, Florida –August 28, 2020– National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) just updated their 2020 Seasonal Storm Forecast to the highest number of named storms on record with the expectation of 21 named storms this season. This forecast comes as Hurricane Laura made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 Hurricane.
NOAA’s updated forecast follows the latest prediction from Colorado State University which increased the number of named storms in 2020 to 24 including 12 hurricanes and 5 major hurricanes.
As of now the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is only the eighth on record since 1851 with three or more continental U.S. landfalling hurricanes.
The hurricane season is far from over as the months with the highest storm activity remain ahead. Additionally,as warmer water and La Nina forms the likelihood of greater storm activity increases.