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2020 Hurricane Season Outlook



From Dr. Klotzbach of Colorado State University, April 2, 2020:


"We anticipate that the 2020 Atlantic basin hurricane season will have above-normal activity. Current warm neutral ENSO conditions appear likely to transition to cool neutral ENSO or potentially even weak La Niña conditions by this summer/fall. Sea surface temperatures averaged across the tropical Atlantic are somewhat above normal. Our Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation index is below its long-term average; however, most of the tropical Atlantic is warmer than normal. We anticipate an above-average probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the continental United States coastline and in the Caribbean. As is the case with all hurricane seasons, coastal residents are reminded that it only takes one hurricane making landfall to make it an active season for them. They should prepare the same for every season, regardless of how much activity is predicted.”



Named Storms Avg = 12   Forecast = 16

Hurricanes Avg = 7  Forecast =  8

Major Hurricanes Avg = 2  Forecast =  4

Landfall of a major hurricane along Florida's east coast average probability = 31%. This year's forecast = 45% chance.


2020 Atlantic / Gulf of Mexico / Caribbean Sea Tropical Cyclone Names:

  • Arthur 
  • Bertha
  • Cristobal
  • Dolly
  • Edouard
  • Fay
  • Gonzalo
  • Hanna
  • Isaias
  • Josephine
  • Kyle
  • Laura
  • Marco
  • Nana
  • Omar
  • Paulette
  • Rene
  • Sally
  • Teddy
  • Vicky
  • Wilfred