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2020 hurricane season sets record with formation of TS Zeta

Tropical Depression No. 28 became Tropical Storm Zeta early Sunday morning, October 25, 2020, as predicted, making the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season the fastest to get to 27 named storms, according to the Miami Herald.

The 2005 season got to 27 named storms plus one unnamed storm that wasn’t discovered until post-hurricane season analysis.

Even counting that storm, 2005 would’ve reached 27 named storms om November 29, when 2005’s Hurricane Epsilon became a tropical storm.

As of the 2:00pm update, Zeta had taken a seat about 275 miles south southeast of Cuba’s western finger and 255 miles southeast of Cozumel, Mexico.

Zeta’s got 40 mph maximum winds, but is forecast to be a hurricane by late Monday or early Tuesday.

Hurricane Epsilon

Meanwhile, Epsilon became the 10th hurricane of the 2020 season last week.

As of the 11:00am update by the National Hurricane Centre, Epsilon was located about 245 miles Southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland.

It had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph.


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