Written by Staff Writer
For many of us, Hurricane Florence is already a memory. At the time of this writing, the storm was at the threshold of Category 4 strength, and CNN’s Chief Meteorologist Anthony Mason called it an “extreme threat.”
Although the peak of hurricane season isn’t until late August and September, if we’re lucky, we could experience a few more seasons like this one.
To create a more comprehensive forecast, CNN teamed up with meteorologists Max Gonzalez and Tom Sater and took a look at the forecast for the Atlantic hurricane season for the second half of 2020.
Readers can see all these details and many others below, including their forecast for the U.S. East Coast:
Florence may already be making itself known to many North and South Carolina residents, as Hurricane Lane moves north.
In the graphic above, you can see that experts at CNN Weather have issued a “Yellow” outlook for the Southeast coast this year, warning of above-average tropical cyclones through the end of the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30.
The four-color alert below illustrates how CNN Weather projects tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Basin, from Bermuda to the Lesser Antilles and beyond:
Based on a rapidly changing forecast, CNN Chief Meteorologist Anthony Mason and his team have issued an “extreme” outlook for the Southern and Central Atlantic Basin, forecasting above-average tropical cyclones through the end of the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30.
According to the experts at CNN Weather, “At this point, tropical storms look likely in this region, but those “extreme” conditions are not even possible.”
Here’s how those forecasts stack up as of July 15, 2020:
Category 1 tropical storms: eight to 11; 0 to 3
Category 2 tropical storms: two to four; 1 to 3
Category 3 tropical storms: four to seven; 0 to 4
Category 4 tropical storms: three to nine; 0 to 4
Category 5 tropical storms: two to six; 0 to 4
Here’s the full alert: