“The 2020 tropical season has been the season that just doesn’t want to end. You can see behind me 18 storms. Each of them with their own story to tell but the only thing is this about half of what we have seen here this entire season. We have reached 29 storms with Tropical Storm Theta forming this week; an all time record.
What does this actually look like though? Well, let’s pull up all the tracks of those storms and you can really see quite a mess. We have storms from Europe to the Eastern US and Gulf of Mexico and it is absolutely a mess here we are seeing twice if not more than the normal amount of storms. And really the big story here is the amount of these that have made landfall. We have broken yet another record with 12 landfalling systems here in the US.
Comparing this to 2005 this was the last time we saw a season remotely this active. You can see the sheer amount of storms here, a very memorable year here in Louisiana. One thing that sets this year apart though, 10 named storms in the month of September our average in an entire season is 12 storms. One thing to look forward at is that we saw 4 storms between November and December in 2005 with how things are going the same could be possible for this season as well.
We are in uncharted territory. We are in the greek alphabet, it doesn’t happen very much but we are already through a third of the names. Names we are using now have never been used before and it is likely we pick up Iota as we go throughout this next week.
Here in Louisiana it has been a very tiring season.The state of Louisiana has spent over 3 weeks in a National Hurricane Center forecast track the most by far of any area so far this year. It has taken an emotional and mental toll on those that live here along with the fact that they have dealt with a record amount of storms.
Looking at another angle of what we have seen. This year now ranks for 7th most tornado warnings in a year. A very large amount of those warnings have come from tropical landfalls and you can see that really the southern half of the state has seen widespread impacts from these storms.
As things look to remain active we will keep you up to date on the latest forecast in regards to the tropics so make sure you are tuning in for the latest!”