2020 North Atlantic Hurricane Season

Hurricane season in the North Atlantic basin officially begins on June 1 and ends on December 1.
Mapping Landslide Hazards in Central America
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Mapping Landslide Hazards in Central America

After severe hurricanes dropped torrential rain on Guatemala, Nicaragua, and other countries, NASA researchers worked to map potential landslide hazards.

Published Nov 18, 2020

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Dangerous Hurricane Iota Sets Late-Season Records
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Dangerous Hurricane Iota Sets Late-Season Records

Before 2020, only four category 4 or 5 hurricanes had ever made landfall in Nicaragua. Now two are going to land in just two weeks.

Published Nov 16, 2020

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Eta Floods Nicaragua
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Eta Floods Nicaragua

The category 4 storm caused deadly flooding and landslides in Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala.

Published Nov 10, 2020

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Eta Heads to Central America
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Eta Heads to Central America

The category 4 storm was expected to drop 40 to 50 centimeters of rain across areas of Nicaragua and Honduras.

Published Nov 3, 2020

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Hurricane Zeta Arrives on the Gulf Coast
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Hurricane Zeta Arrives on the Gulf Coast

It will be the fifth storm to hit Louisiana this year, and the eleventh to hit the continental United States.

Published Oct 28, 2020

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Hurricane Delta Aims for the U.S. Gulf Coast
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Hurricane Delta Aims for the U.S. Gulf Coast

After making landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula, the category 2 storm was strengthening over warm waters.

Published Oct 8, 2020

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Delta Douses Yucatan
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Delta Douses Yucatan

The category 2 storm made landfall in the Yucatan Peninsula and is expected to strengthen as it approaches the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Published Oct 7, 2020

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Hurricane Teddy Approaches Nova Scotia
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Hurricane Teddy Approaches Nova Scotia

The U.S. National Hurricane Center warned of heavy rain and strong winds across the region, as well as large, destructive waves.

Published Sep 22, 2020

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Sally Slowly Approaches the Gulf Coast
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Sally Slowly Approaches the Gulf Coast

The slow-moving hurricane is predicted to produce life-threatening flash floods and storm surges.

Published Sep 15, 2020

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A Slew of September Storms
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A Slew of September Storms

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has broken many records so far, and the season still has two months to go.

Published Sep 14, 2020

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Hurricane Isaias Moves Over the Caribbean
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Hurricane Isaias Moves Over the Caribbean

The category 1 hurricane is headed for a brush with Florida’s Atlantic Coast.

Published Jul 31, 2020

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Hurricane Hanna Makes Landfall
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Hurricane Hanna Makes Landfall

The category 1 hurricane caused flooding in southern parts of Texas.

Published Jul 27, 2020

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Gearing Up for an Active 2020 Hurricane Season
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Gearing Up for an Active 2020 Hurricane Season

Abnormally warm ocean temperatures and a potential La Niña set the stage for an above-average Atlantic hurricane season.

Published Jul 17, 2020

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Tropical Depression Cristobal
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Tropical Depression Cristobal

The tropical cyclone continued to weaken as it moved inland, but still threatened parts of the United States with heavy rain.

Published Jun 8, 2020

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Cristobal Drenches Central America
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Cristobal Drenches Central America

The storm lingered over the Yucatán Peninsula for several days.

Published Jun 5, 2020

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