These Are the Names of the Record 29 Atlantic Storms This Year

These Are the Names of the Record 29 Atlantic Storms This Year

November 12, 2020

Tropical Storm Theta formed in the Atlantic as Tropical Storm Eta hit Florida and moved across northern Florida toward the Atlantic. Between them, they pushed the number of named storms in the Atlantic basin this year to 29, which is a record. The previous record was set in 2005, the year that Katrina savaged New Orleans.

The National Weather Center ran through the traditional list of storm names weeks ago. They had to move to the Greek alphabet to give names to the storms that occurred after that. The first of this year’s storms was Tropical Storm Arthur, which formed on May 16.

The theory experts have put forward on the storm count mostly revolves around climate change. Warmer weather has increased the temperature in the Atlantic well west of where the storms hit Central America and the United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration actually forecast this storm season would be especially brutal for that reason. August was the second warmest August on record worldwide, and NOAA issued the following statement: “The 3-month season from June through August 2020 was the Northern Hemisphere’s hottest meteorological summer on record, surpassing both 2019 and 2016 which were previously tied for hottest.”

These are the names of the 29 storms and the day in 2020 they formed.

Tropical Storm ArthurMay 16
Tropical Storm BerthaMay 27
Tropical Storm CristobalJune 2
Tropical Storm DollyJune 23
Tropical Storm EdouardJuly 5
Tropical Storm FayJuly 9
Tropical Storm GonzaloJuly 22
Hurricane HannaJuly 23
Hurricane IsaiasJuly 29
Tropical Storm JosephineAugust 13
Tropical Storm KyleAugust 14
Hurricane LauraAugust 21
Hurricane MarcoAugust 21
Tropical Storm NanaSeptember 1
Tropical Storm OmarSeptember 1
Hurricane PauletteSeptember 7
Tropical Storm ReneSeptember 7
Hurricane SallySeptember 12
Hurricane TeddySeptember 14
Tropical Storm VickySeptember 14
Tropical Storm WilfredSeptember 18
Tropical Storm AlphaSeptember 18
Tropical Storm BetaSeptember 18
Tropical Storm GammaOctober 2
Hurricane DeltaOctober 5
Hurricane EpsilonOctober 19
Hurricane ZetaOctober 25
Hurricane EtaOctober 31
Tropical Storm ThetaNovember 10

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