Gulfshore Insurance > Gulfshore Blog > Hurricane > Tropical Storms Could Set a Record at 25 This Season

noaa 2020 forecast atlantic hurricane season naples floridaThe 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which began on June 1st, has already produced thirteen named tropical storms, two of which reached hurricane strength, including Isaias that lashed the North American Atlantic coast.

On August 6th, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a record-setting new forecast for hurricane season, predicting as many as 25 storms — more than the agency has ever forecast.

The prediction from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) calls for:

  • 19 to 25 named storms, which includes tropical storms and hurricanes. The pre-season forecast had called for 13 to 19.
  • 7 to 11 hurricanes, up from 6 to 10 in the previous forecast.
  • 3 to 6 major hurricanes, which have wind speeds of at least 111 mph, the same number of these storms in the previous forecast.

Previously, NOAA forecasted 13-19 named storms, including 3-6 major hurricanes. There were 18 named storms last year and 15 in 2018. An average hurricane season produces 12 named storms including six hurricanes, half of which are major.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to Gulfshore Insurance, we are here to keep you informed.

Andrea Pelletier, CPRIA, CPIA is Client Advisor and Partner at Gulfshore Insurance specializing in Private Risk Services. Andrea works with successful individuals and their families on creating and customizing package insurance solutions in the areas of luxury homes, car collections, jewelry, fine arts, watercraft, and personal excess liability. Comments and questions are welcome at