The Tropical Weather Outlook

For The Atlantic Ocean, The Gulf of Mexico and The Caribbean Sea, including Belize

Information provided by the USA's National Hurricane Center and the Belize National Meteorological Service

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2020 Atlantic Basin Storms

Name

Formed

Cur.

Max.

Dis.

Name

Formed

Cur.

Max.

Dis.

Name

Formed

Cur.

Max.

Dis.

Arthur

 

 

Hanna

 

 

Omar

 

 

Bertha

 

 

Isaias

 

 

Paulette

 

 

Cristobal

 

 

Josephine

 

 

Rene

 

 

Dolly

 

 

Kyle

 

 

Sally

 

 

Edouard

 

 

Laura

 

 

Teddy

 

 

Fay

 

 

Marco

 

 

Vicky

 

 

Gonzalo

 

 

Nana

 

 

Wilfred

 

 

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Designation

Wind/MPH

Wind/KTS

Pressure
Range*

Storm
Surge**

Description

Tropical Depression

Tropical Depression

< 38

< 33

NA

Minimal

Closed surface wind circulation about a well-defined center with winds less than 38 mph (33 kt).

Tropical Storm

Tropical Storm

39 - 73

34 - 63

> 980

< 4

Heavy rain can cause life threatening flooding.

Tropical Storm

Sub-Tropical Storm

39 - 73

34 - 63

> 980

< 4

low-pressure system that has characteristics of both tropical and extratropical cyclones.

Catagory 1

Category 1

74 - 95

64 - 82

994 - 980

4 - 5

Dangerous winds will produce some damage.

Catagory 2

Category 2

96 - 110

83 - 95

979 - 965

6 - 8

Very dangerous winds will cause serious damage

Catagory 3

Category 3

111 - 130

96 - 113

964 - 945

9 - 12

Major Hurricane...Extensive damage will occur

Catagory 4

Category 4

131 - 155

114-135

944 - 920

13 - 18

Devastating Hurricane...Extremely dangerous winds and storm surge will cause devastating damage

Catagory 5

Category 5

>155

>135

< 920

> 18

Catastrophic Hurricane...Catastrophic damage is expected from extremely devastating winds and large storm surge

Remnant Low

Post Tropical

< 39+

< 34+

NA

NA

A vigorous post-tropical cyclone that no longer possesses the convective organization required of a tropical cyclone

Remnant Low

Remnant Low

< 38

< 33

NA

NA

A post-tropical cyclone that no longer possesses the convective organization required of a tropical cyclone

Dissipated

Dissipated

NA

NA

NA

NA

No longer of interest, gone, finished.

*This is the normally expected Minimum Central Pressure for each category. Actual MCP can very greatly.

**This is the normally expected Storm Surge for each category. Like MCP, actual storm surge can very greatly.


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