2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season ties record for most landfalling tropical systems in US

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – 2020 already has proven to be a historic Atlantic Hurricane Season with many storms forming, so much so that the Greek alphabet was used for only the second time in history. Many storms have broken records for being the earliest on record for the letter storm to be used. Now, another record has been etched in history.

With nine tropical systems making landfall through September 22, 2020, the 2020 season is now tied for the most named storms to make landfall in the United States in a single season. The last time nine storms/hurricanes made landfall in the U.S was in 1916.

A breakdown of the landfalling tropical systems in 2020 so far:

  • Bertha – Tropical Storm – South Carolina – May 27
  • Cristobal – Tropical Storm – Louisiana – June 7
  • Fay – Tropical Storm – New Jersey – July 10
  • Hanna – Category 1 Hurricane – Texas – July 25
  • Isaias – Category 1 Hurricane – North Carolina – August 4
  • Laura – Category 4 Hurricane – Louisiana – August 27
  • Marco – Tropical Storm – Louisiana – August 24
  • Sally – Category 2 Hurricane – Alabama – September 15
  • Beta – Tropical Storm – Texas – September 21
  • Delta – Category 2 Hurricane – Louisiana – October 9

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