Brace yourselves because the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season began. IFL Science wrote that Americans have already experienced a massive hurricane and this only confirms what NOAA’s recent forecast was saying – that this year’s hurricane season will be a wild one.
The Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1 and lasts until November 30. The peaks are reportedly in late August through September.
On the second day of the hurricane season, on June 2, there’s been a tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico and this became official the Tropical Storm Cristobal, says the National Hurricane Center.
It also began for a few days now, but the 2020 Atlantic hurricane has already seen three storms that seem to have been strong enough to gain an official name. It’s also worth noting that two of them have formed before the start of the season.
Also, the online publication mentioned above notes the fact that this is the earliest a third named storm has formed in an Atlantic hurricane season on record.
Tropical Storm Cristobal causes trouble
The hurricane has been already causing a lot of trouble so far. It has produced deadly flooding in part of Guatemala and El Salvador and there’s been heavy rainfall over some portions of southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador that threatens to boost the risk of flash flooding which is extremely dangerous.
It’s been also reported that the army has evacuated 138 people in the Mexican city of Campeche while at least 22 people died in El Salvador and Guatemala due to the massive storm.
It’s been also revealed that so far the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season seems to be a rocky one and the NOAA predicts a 60% chance of an above-normal season.
“NOAA’s analysis of current and seasonal atmospheric conditions reveals a recipe for an active Atlantic hurricane season this year,” Dr. Neil Jacobs, acting NOAA administrator, warned.