aspen wrote:There is a decent chance 2020 could tie 2005’s record major total, if the following happens:
—The NHC upgrades Zeta to a Cat 3 before landfall
—“Future Eta” becomes a major
—Sally is upgraded to 100 kt in post-season analysis
All of these are reasonable outcomes, and together will give 2020 a total of 7 major hurricanes. We’re also on the cusp of tying 2005’s record named storms (28) and there’s a good chance it’ll surpass that.
There's even an outside shot of a major around Nov 20 that is Hurricane Otto-esque. Or a weaker version of Lenny might occur. These outcomes are unlikely (would more likely be CAT1/2, but if this occurs, 2020 would feature a record 8 major hurricanes).