HOLT, Fla., July 25, 2020—The first hurricane of the 2020 season made landfall on the Texas coast today.
Hurricane Hanna made landfall on Padre Island, Texas, at 5 p.m.
Hanna strengthened into a category 1 storm early this morning and was declared a hurricane with the National Hurricane Center’s 7 a.m. update.
The hurricane continued to strengthen as it made its way west-northwest before making landfall, reaching sustained wind speeds of 90 mph.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Gonzalo weakened into a depression by early afternoon and had dissipated by 4 p.m. CDT.
In the mid-Atlantic Ocean, the tropical wave located several hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands is forecast to slowly gain strength.
The NHC is expecting the wave to strengthen into a tropical depression early next week when the system reaches the central tropical Atlantic.
It now has a high 70 percent chance of further formation during the next five days.
This will be the ninth tropical depression. If it develops into a named system, the next name on the list is Isaias (pronounced ees-ah-EE-ahs), a Spanish form of the biblical Isaiah.