Hurricane Laura has made landfall near Cameron, Louisiana, as a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane tonight. At 1:00 AM CDT (06:00 UTC August 27), the center of the eye of Hurricane Laura moved onshore near Cameron, Louisiana. Maximum sustained winds at landfall were 150 mph (240 km/h), with gusts ofRead More →

While powerful Category 4 Major Hurricane Laura menaces the western U.S Gulf Coast, two new tropical cyclones are stirring up the open waters of the Northeastern Pacific. Their names are Hernan and Iselle, and both developed earlier this morning in quick succession, with Iselle following closely behind Hernan. Hernan andRead More →

Earlier today, the low pressure system which the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) and East Asian regional meteorological offices have been monitoring for the past couple of days, was designated as Tropical Storm Bavi, the eighth named storm of the 2020 Northwestern Pacific typhoon season. Since then, Bavi has beenRead More →

Tropical Depression Fourteen, which formed over the western Caribbean Sea on Thursday, has become better organized this evening. An Air Force Reconnaissance aircraft investigating the system confirmed that the depression has strengthened, and, accordingly, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has reclassified it as Tropical Storm Marco. It is the thirteenthRead More →

Hurricane Genevieve has continued its long stretch of rapid strengthening, and is now a Category 4 major hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Genevieve is the seventh tropical storm, third hurricane, and second major hurricane of the 2020 Northeastern Pacific hurricane season. Environmental conditions are expected to support further rapid strengtheningRead More →

Tropical Depression Eleven-E, which developed early this morning southwest of the Baja California Peninsula, has strengthened overnight, and is now Tropical Storm Fausto. It is the sixth named storm of the 2020 Northeastern Pacific hurricane season, and the second in the month of August, following Hurricane Elida, which formed lastRead More →

The tropical wave and associated area of low pressure over the central tropical Atlantic Ocean (designated Invest 95L by the United States Navy), has become better defined today, and now meets the criteria to be classified as the newest tropical cyclone of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. It is theRead More →