2020 Atlantic hurricane season

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Hurricane forecasters call for double-digit hurricane season in 2020

Two of the main hurricane forecasting teams that we track here at Artemis have both raised their seasonal forecast numbers for the 2020 Atlantic tropical storm and hurricane season significantly, with more than 10 hurricanes now expected to form. Colorado State University (CSU) and Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) have released their read the full article →

Isaias forecast to regain hurricane status before Carolinas landfall

Tropical storm Isaias had a close brush with Florida as a low category hurricane and is now heading north for an expected landfall in the Carolinas, with forecasters expecting the storm to regain weak hurricane status before coming ashore in North Carolina. As we explained last week, Isaias is the first read the full article →

Isaias seen as first Florida & US east coast potential hurricane threat

Tropical storm Isaias has formed in the southern Caribbean overnight and is seen as the first storm of the 2020 Atlantic tropical storm and hurricane season with the potential to pose a hurricane threat to Florida and U.S. East Coast. Tropical storm Isaias is set for a journey through the Caribbean read the full article →

Hurricane Hanna industry loss estimated around $350m by KCC

Hurricane Hanna's impacts in Texas after its landfall packing 90 mph sustained winds over the weekend is estimated to have caused an insurance market loss of roughly $350 million by catastrophe risk modeller Karen Clark & Company (KCC). Reflecting the relatively rural and less populated or urbanised region of the Texas read the full article →

No cat bond impact possible from hurricanes Hanna & Douglas: Plenum

Neither Hurricane Hanna's impacts in the region of Texas where it made landfall as a category 1 storm over the weekend, or hurricane Douglas' impacts on the islands of Hawaii as it skirted them at category 1 strength today, are expected to have any effect on outstanding catastrophe bonds, according read the full article →

Hurricane Hanna, the first hurricane of the season, makes landfall in Texas

Hurricane Hanna, the first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic tropical storm season, saw its sustained winds reaching 90mph before making landfall on the Texas coastline late yesterday. Post-landfall update towards the foot of this article. Hanna was a tropical storm on Friday and while it was expected to strengthen it was read the full article →

Gonzalo a hurricane risk to Caribbean (maybe US), Hanna a rainfall risk to Texas

Two tropical storms, Gonzalo and Hanna, each of which has broken records as the earliest seventh and eighth named storms to form of the Atlantic tropical storm and hurricane season, are threatening impacts in the coming days. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is following true to forecasts for a very active read the full article →

Tropical storm Fay insured loss estimated at $400m by KCC

Recent tropical storm Fay, which took the record as the earliest F named storm in history as it targeted the U.S. northeast region, is estimated to have caused an insurance market loss of roughly $400 million by catastrophe risk modeller Karen Clark & Company (KCC). Tropical storm Fay formed off the read the full article →

Hurricane forecasts raised again, above-normal landfall probability remains

Hurricane forecasts for the 2020 Atlantic tropical storm season have been elevated again to reflect the rapid start to the year in terms of storms already formed, while in addition there remains an above-normal landfall probability for the months ahead, forecasters note. Both Colorado State University and Tropical Storm Risk have read the full article →

Hurricane landfall risks less elevated than activity in 2020: Twelve Capital

During the 2020 Atlantic tropical storm and hurricane season two regions to watch for above average levels of storm activity are the tropical Atlantic's main development region (MDR) and the Gulf region, according to ILS investment manager Twelve Capital. But while these two regions are the ones expected to see activity read the full article →