Zeta is expected to strengthen into a hurricane later today before it hits the Yucatan. This storm is just among the many storms breaking records this year.
- 23 of the 27 storms had the earliest formation date recorded.
- 10 storms have made mainland U.S. landfall. The record was 9 in 1916 but Zeta may break that record again.
- September had 10 named storms. The record previously was 8 in 2002, 2007, and 2010.
- September 18, 2020 three Atlantic storms formed on the same day. The only other time in history recorded that happened was August 15, 1893.
- The season came close to breaking a record with 5 tropical cyclones in the Atlantic basin at one time on September 14th but September 11th and 12th of 1971 will continue to hold the record with six tropical cyclones.
- Zeta became the earliest ever 27th named storm of the Atlantic season, following suit with the previous storms of this season.
- Only the second year in the history of storm seasons have we had 27 named storms.
- If Zeta hits Louisiana, it would be the fifth storm of the season to do so, breaking the record of most storms to hit Louisiana in one season.
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