2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Summary Map


Records Broken & Notable Milestones In 2020:
First named storm recorded before June 1 for a record sixth year in a row.
Strongest landfalling hurricane on record in southwestern Louisiana (Laura, Aug. 27, 150 MPH)
Earliest third named ("C") storm on record (June 1, beats Colin on June 3, 2016) 1
Earliest fifth named ("E") storm on record (July 4, beats Emily on July 12, 2005) 2
Earliest sixth named ("F") storm on record (July 9, beats Franklin on July 21, 2005) 3
Earliest seventh named ("G") storm on record (July 22, beats Gert on July 24, 2005) 4
Earliest eighth named ("H") storm on record (July 3, beats Harvey on August 3, 2005) 5
Earliest ninth named ("I") storm on record (July 29, beats Irene on August 7, 2005) 6
Earliest tenth named ("J") storm on record (August 13, beats Jose on August 22, 2005) 7
Earliest eleventh named ("K") storm on record (August 14, beats Katrina on August 24, 2005) 8
Earliest twelfth named ("L") storm on record (August 21, beats Luis on August 29, 1995) 9
Earliest thirteenth named ("M") storm on record (August 21, beats Maria on September 2, 2005) 10
Earliest fourteenth named ("N") storm on record (September 1, beats Nate on September 6, 2005) 11
Earliest fifteenth named ("O") storm on record (September 1, beats Ophelia on September 7, 2005) 12
Earliest sixteenth named ("P") storm on record (September 7, beats Philippe on September 17, 2005) 13
Earliest seventeenth named ("R") storm on record (September 7, beats Rita on September 18, 2005) 14

2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Summary Map


Records Broken & Notable Milestones In 2019:
First named storm recorded before June 1 for a record fifth year in a row.
Highest recorded rainfall total from a tropical cyclone in Arkansas (Barry, 16.59") 1
Farthest east on record a storm reached hurricane strength (Pablo, Oct. 27, 42.8°N, 18.3°W) 2
Strongest hurricane in the Atlantic outside of the Gulf or Caribbean (Dorian, The Bahamas, 185 MPH).
Farthest north and east on record a hurricane reached category 5 intensity (Lorenzo, Sept. 28, 24.2°N 44.9°W) 3

2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Summary Map


Records Broken & Notable Milestones In 2018:
First named storm recorded before June 1 for a record fourth year in a row.
Highest recorded rainfall total from a tropical cyclone in North Carolina (Florence, 35.93") 1
Highest recorded rainfall total from a tropical cyclone in South Carolina (Florence, 23.63") 2
First hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. at category five intensity since 1992 (Michael, Oct. 10, 160 MPH). 3

2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Summary Map


Records Broken & Notable Milestones In 2017:
Strongest hurricane on record to strike the island of Dominica 1
First hurricane to make landfall as a category four in the U.S. in 13 years (previous: Charley, 2004)
Farthest east on record a storm maintained major hurricane intensity (Ophelia, Oct. 14, 35.3°N 25.2°W)2
Highest recorded rainfall total from a tropical cyclone in Texas and anywhere in the United States (Harvey, 60.58") 4
Broke the longest streak without a hurricane landfall in Florida (11 years and 10 months [4,339 days] elapsed between Hurricane Wilma and Hurricane Irma)
Broke the longest streak without a major hurricane landfall in the United States (11 years and 10 months [4,323 days] elapsed between Hurricane Wilma and Hurricane Harvey)

2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Summary Map


Records Broken & Notable Milestones In 2016:
First hurricane recorded in January since 1954's Hurricane Alice.
First category five hurricane in nine years (previous: Felix, 2007)
Farthest south on record a storm reached category five intensity (Matthew, Sept. 30, 13.4°N 71.9°W) 1
Earliest third named ("C") storm on record (June 3, beats an unnamed tropical storm from June 12, 1887)2
Earliest fourth named ("D") storm on record (June 20, beats Debby from June 23, 2012)2

2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season Summary Map


Records Broken & Notable Milestones In 2015:
First hurricane in modern times to strike the Cabo Verde Islands (Fred, Aug. 31) 1
Began a record streak of named storms forming before the "official" June 1 start of hurricane season (the six-year streak continues as of 2020).

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