With Tropical Storm Eta, Louisiana Has Been In “Cone Of Uncertainty” 8 Times This Hurricane Season | News

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The nerves of Louisiana residents continue to be strained during the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, as the state has been in a “cone of uncertainty” of hurricane or tropical storm eight times.

Five of these storms made landfall in Louisiana: Cristobal, Marco, Laura, Delta and Zeta.

Four storms are Greek names because the normal list of names was exhausted: Beta, Delta, Zeta and Eta.

Three made landfall in Louisiana as hurricanes, category 2 or higher: Laura, Delta and Zeta

Of them of these hurricanes made landfall a few kilometers apart near Lake Charles: Laura and Delta.

A one of these was Category 4 Hurricane Laura which ravaged southwestern Louisiana on August 27.

(Side note: Theta formed in the Atlantic Ocean on November 9, bringing the total number of storms named using the Greek alphabet to eight. And five of these Greek named storms entered the Gulf of Mexico)

The Atlantic Basin 2020 hurricane season officially ends on November 30. However, storms formed beyond that date. In 2005, Zeta formed in late December and continued into January 2006.




Map of storm Cristobal: projected runway area and actual track on June 5





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Map of storm Marco: projected runway area and actual track on August 22





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Map of storm Laura: projected runway area and actual track on August 22





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Map of storm Sally: projected track area and actual track on September 13





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Beta storm map: projected runway area and actual track on September 21





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Map of storm Delta: projected track area and actual track on October 5





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Map of storm Zeta: projected runway area and actual track on October 25





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Map of storm Eta: projected track area and actual track on November 10

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