Hanna first hurricane of the season

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.

7-25In 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.


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