Hurricane Season 2020

Hurricane Headlines

Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

August 06, 2020

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

A small low pressure system located about midway between Bermuda and the Bahamas is producing disorganized showers and a few thunderstorms. However, the circulation appears to be losing definition, and development is not expected due to dry air and increasing upper-level winds. This system is forecast to drift southwestward or meander for the next few days.

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Tropical Storm Isaias Update Statement

August 04, 2020

Issued at 300 PM EDT Tue Aug 4 2020 140 WTNT64 KNHC 041854 TCUAT4 Tropical Storm Isaias Tropical Cyclone Update NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092020 300 PM EDT Tue Aug 4 2020 ...300 PM EDT POSITION UPDATE... ...STRONG WINDS...HEAVY RAINFALL...AND THE THREAT FOR TORNADOES WILL CONTINUE ACROSS SOUTHEASTERN NEW YORK...THE NEW YORK CITY METROPOLITAN AREA...AND SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

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Tropical Storm Isaias Update Statement

August 04, 2020

Issued at 300 PM EDT Tue Aug 4 2020 ZCZC MIATCUAT4 ALL TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM Tropical Storm Isaias Tropical Cyclone Update NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092020 300 PM EDT Tue Aug 4 2020 ...300 PM EDT POSITION UPDATE...

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Tropical Storm Isaias Graphics

August 04, 2020

5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Tue, 04 Aug 2020 18:00:09 GMT

Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:24:19 GMT

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Tropical Storm Isaias Public Advisory Number 30A

August 04, 2020

Issued at 200 PM EDT Tue Aug 04 2020 646 WTNT34 KNHC 041759 TCPAT4 BULLETIN Tropical Storm Isaias Intermediate Advisory Number 30A NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092020 200 PM EDT Tue Aug 04 2020 ...ISAIAS RACING NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA INTO SOUTHEASTERN NEW YORK... ...STRONG GUSTY WINDS...HEAVY RAINFALL...AND THE THREAT OF TORNADOES WILL SPREAD NORTHWARD INTO SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND... SUMMARY OF 200 PM EDT...1800 UTC...INFORMATION...

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

August 07, 2020

No tropical cyclones as of Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:53:22 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

August 07, 2020

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ABNT20 KNHC 071153

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

800 AM EDT Fri Aug 7 2020

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

A tropical wave is located several hundred miles west-southwest of

the Cabo Verde Islands. Slow development of this system is

possible during the next couple of days as it moves slowly westward.

After that time, environmental conditions are expected to become

less conducive for development.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent.

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Forecaster Beven

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

August 07, 2020

No tropical cyclones as of Fri, 07 Aug 2020 05:10:00 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

August 07, 2020

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ABNT20 KNHC 070506

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

200 AM EDT Fri Aug 7 2020

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

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Forecaster Latto

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

August 06, 2020

No tropical cyclones as of Thu, 06 Aug 2020 23:27:49 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

August 06, 2020

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ABNT20 KNHC 062327

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

800 PM EDT Thu Aug 6 2020

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

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Forecaster Latto

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

August 06, 2020

No tropical cyclones as of Thu, 06 Aug 2020 17:17:48 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

August 06, 2020

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ABNT20 KNHC 061717

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

200 PM EDT Thu Aug 6 2020

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

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Forecaster Berg

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

August 06, 2020

No tropical cyclones as of Thu, 06 Aug 2020 11:30:08 GMT

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

August 06, 2020

No tropical cyclones as of Thu, 06 Aug 2020 05:01:34 GMT

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Preparing your home | Hurricane Seaso


Tips on preparing your home for a storm

  • Clear away any debris in your yard and bring any loose items such as patio furniture inside or anchor them securely

  • Trim trees

  • Repair any leaks or damaged areas of your roof

  • Clean your gutters and clear any drains

  • Prepare shutters or plywood to cover all windows

  • Prepare sandbags for use at entryways to help keep out potential floodwater

  • Clean out your freezer and refrigerator removing all perishable items. Turn the refrigerator on MAXIMUM COLD and open as little as possible

  • Close and secure all propane tanks

  • Fill your tub and other bottles with tap water for bathing and general use


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The Saffir-Simpson Scale

The Saffir-Simpson Scale is the scale used to measure the intensity of hurricanes. It has 5 categories with a category 5 being the strongest and most destructive marked by sustained winds exceeding 157mph.

Saffir-Simpson Scale | Hurricane Season 2017

Category 1 - Sustained winds 74-95mph
Very dangerous winds will produce some damage: Well-constructed frame homes could have damage to roof, shingles, vinyl siding and gutters. Large branches of trees will snap and shallowly rooted trees may be toppled. Extensive damage to power lines and poles likely will result in power outages that could last a few to several days.

Category 2 - Sustained winds 96-110mph
Extremely dangerous winds will cause extensive damage: Well-constructed frame homes could sustain major roof and siding damage. Many shallowly rooted trees will be snapped or uprooted and block numerous roads. Near-total power loss is expected with outages that could last from several days to weeks.

Category 3 - Sustained winds 111-129mph
Devastating damage will occur: Well-built framed homes may incur major damage or removal of roof decking and gable ends. Many trees will be snapped or uprooted, blocking numerous roads. Electricity and water will be unavailable for several days to weeks after the storm passes.

Category 4 - Sustained winds 130-156mph
Catastrophic damage will occur: Well-built framed homes can sustain severe damage with loss of most of the roof structure and/or some exterior walls. Most trees will be snapped or uprooted and power poles downed. Fallen trees and power poles will isolate residential areas. Power outages will last weeks to possibly months. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months.

Category 5 - Sustained winds 157mph+
Catastrophic damage will occur: A high percentage of framed homes will be destroyed, with total roof failure and wall collapse. Fallen trees and power poles will isolate residential areas. Power outages will last for weeks to possibly months. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months.


Emergency Contacts

  • For POLICE dial 919 or 911*

  • NEMA 322-6081

  • BASRA 325-8864

  • BEC/BPL 323-5561/4

  • Water & Sewerage 325-4504

  • National Emergency Medical Services 323-2597 (919 or 911)

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