Hurricane Maps

2020 Hurricane Season


Records Broken & Notable Milestones In 2020:
 Second-most active Atlantic hurricane season on record.
 Second season to exhaust the official list of names and move on to Greek letters.
 First named storm recorded before June 1 for a record sixth year in a row.
 Tied with 1916 for most landfalling storms on record in the U.S. (nine).
 Strongest landfalling hurricane on record in southwestern Louisiana (Laura, Aug. 27, 150 MPH)
 Earliest 3rd named ("C") storm on record (June 1, beats Colin on June 3, 2016) 1
 Earliest 5th named ("E") storm on record (July 4, beats Emily on July 12, 2005) 2
 Earliest 6th named ("F") storm on record (July 9, beats Franklin on July 21, 2005) 3
 Earliest 7th named ("G") storm on record (July 22, beats Gert on July 24, 2005) 4
 Earliest 8th named ("H") storm on record (July 3, beats Harvey on Aug. 3, 2005) 5
 Earliest 9th named ("I") storm on record (July 29, beats Irene on Aug. 7, 2005) 6
 Earliest 10th named ("J") storm on record (Aug. 13, beats Jose on Aug. 22, 2005) 7
 Earliest 11th named ("K") storm on record (Aug. 14, beats Katrina on Aug. 24, 2005) 8
 Earliest 12th named ("L") storm on record (Aug. 21, beats Luis on Aug. 29, 1995) 9
 Earliest 13th named ("M") storm on record (Aug. 21, beats Maria on Sept. 2, 2005) 10
 Earliest 14th named ("N") storm on record (Sept. 1, beats Nate on Sept. 6, 2005) 11
 Earliest 15th named ("O") storm on record (Sept. 1, beats Ophelia on Sept. 7, 2005) 12
 Earliest 16th named ("P") storm on record (Sept. 7, beats Philippe on Sept. 17, 2005) 13
 Earliest 17th named ("R") storm on record (Sept. 7, beats Rita on Sept. 18, 2005) 14
 Earliest 18th named ("S") storm on record (Sept. 12, beats Stan on Oct. 2, 2005) 15
 Earliest 19th namable ("T") storm on record (Sept. 14, beats unnamed storm* on Oct. 4, 2005) 16
 Earliest 20th named ("V") storm on record (Sept. 15, beats Tammy on Oct. 5, 2005) 17
 Earliest 21st named ("W") storm on record (Sept. 17, beats Vince on Oct. 9, 2005) 18
 Earliest 22nd named ("α") storm on record (Sept. 18, beats Wilma on Oct. 17, 2005) 19
 Earliest 23rd named ("β") storm on record (Sept. 18, beats Alpha on Oct. 22, 2005) 20
 Earliest 24th named ("γ") storm on record (Oct. 2, beats Beta on Oct. 27, 2005) 21
 Earliest 25th named ("δ") storm on record (Oct. 5, beats Gamma on Nov. 18, 2005) 22

*The 19th storm of the 2005 hurricane season was an unnamed subtropical storm discovered during the National Hurricane Center's routine post-season analysis.

2019 Hurricane Season



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 Hurricane Season



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 Hurricane Season



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 Hurricane Season



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 Hurricane Season



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).