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OFFICIAL: 2020 becomes most active hurricane season on record

2 years 10 months 1 week ago Monday, November 09 2020 Nov 9, 2020 November 09, 2020 9:10 PM November 09, 2020 in Weather
Source: WBRZ Weather

Subtropical Storm Theta has formed over the open waters of the northeastern Atlantic Ocean. This marks a record 29th storm for the 2020 hurricane season.


As of 3am Tuesday, Theta was located about 1,000 miles southwest of the Azores producing maximum sustained winds of 50mph. The storm will continue moving east at 12mph and is not a threat to the United States.


Before this season, the infamous 2005 hurricane season was the most active. The 2020 season has also had a record 12 named storms make landfall so far and 6 hurricanes make landfall, tying 1886 and 1985. After Hurricane Zeta, Louisiana became the first state to have 5 named storms make landfall in one season.  


Our team also continues to monitor Tropical Storm Eta. You can find the details on that system and the rest of your local forecast, HERE. The WBRZ Weather Team is here for you, on every platform. Your weather updates can be found on News 2, wbrz.com, and the WBRZ WX App on your Apple or Android device. Follow WBRZ Weather on Facebook and Twitter for even more weather updates while you are on the go.


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