2020 Sandific hurricane season
2020 sandific season summary.png
Season summary map
Seasonal boundaries
First system formedFebruary 11
Last system dissipatedCurrently active
Strongest storm
NameAlbert
 • Maximum winds185 mph (295 km/h)
 • Lowest pressure899 mbar (hPa; 26.55 inHg)
Seasonal statistics
Total depressions28
Total storms25
Hurricanes15
Major hurricanes
(Cat. 3+)
8
Total fatalities> 108 total
Total damage> $4.29 billion (2020 USD)
Related article
Pacific hurricane seasons
2019, 2020

The 2020 Sandific hurricane season is a current event in the annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation, in which tropical cyclones form in the Sandific Ocean. This season runs year-round, though most tropical cyclones typically develop between May and November. This is the first full season that the SHMC takes control of the basin.

Seasonal forecasts

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Predictions of tropical activity in the 2020 season
Source Date Named
storms
Hurricanes Major
hurricanes
SHMC November 18, 2019 28 15 9
HLMA November 18, 2019 25-30 12-16 6-9
FCXGCTC December 1, 2019 21-25 9-14 3-5
HSMC December 3, 2019 18-23 11-14 4-8
DHC December 5, 2019 15-19 3-18 0-2
RTCTTWC December 25, 2019 21-31 7-19 3-11
WHC December 29, 2019 19-22 10-12 2-5
WSHA December 29, 2019 27 15 8
AHC January 20, 2020 19-20 15-16 2-4
M99MC April 18, 2020 22-28 9-13 4-7
LNHA June 1, 2020 17-19 3-6 1-3
AFCPC June 15, 2020 17-24 8-13 3-7
SJHC July 2, 2020 24-30 8-15 3-5
SHMC July 7, 2020 27 16 9
HCWC July 19, 2020 18-25 8-13 3-7
MSFA August 7, 2020 20-23 15-17 7-9
HBFC September 8, 2020 22-26 13-17 7-11
STCC September 11, 2020 24-26 16-17 7-10
KANH September 15, 2020 25-31 17-18 9-13
GLFC September 18, 2020 26-29 16-17 9-10
EMI September 22, 2020 34 17 9
BSWS September 26, 2020 26-31 14-17 8-10
JPCH October 7, 2020 28-35 15-20 5-9
Actual activity 25 15 8

Season summary

Saffir–Simpson scale

Outlooks, Advisories and Forecasts

SHMC Sandific forecast two.png

NHCHUSymbol.png Hurricane Albert

...ALBERT WEAKENING TO A CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE...


Public Advisory

10:00 am MST, October 24

Location: NW of the Eastern Island of the Ofni Archipelago

Moving: NE at 12 mph

Min pressure: 959 mbar

Max sustained: 105 mph

Tropical Weather Outlook
Sandy Hurricane and Monsoon Center
800 PM MST Fri October 23, 2020


For the Sandific Ocean, including the Gulf of Sorona:

The SHMC is currently issuing advisories on Hurricane Albert.

1. A disturbance is currently southwest of Tuba Island and heading southwest at 
about 10 mph (16 km/h). This system is already starting to organize quite a bit.
Therefore, development for this system is expected for the next few days as 
environmental conditions such as low to moderate wind shear and slightly cool sea 
surface temperatures are expected to be a bit conductive for this system in the next 
3 to 5 days. (Invest 92A)
* Formation chance through 48 hours...moderate...40 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...60 percent.

2. A tropical low is currently over the open Sandific and heading north-northwest
at about 9 mph (14 km/h). Development for this system is possible for the next 5 
days as environmental conditions such as moderate wind shear and warm sea 
surface temperatures are expected to be conductive for this system in the next 
3 days. (Invest 93A)
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...moderate...40 percent.

~Forecaster Sandy
FORECASTS

HURRICANE ALBERT

INIT  24/0400Z 100 KT 115 MPH
 12H  24/1600Z  90 KT 105 MPH
 24H  25/0400Z  75 KT  85 MPH
 36H  25/1600Z  65 KT  75 MPH
 48H  26/0400Z  45 KT  50 MPH...OVER THE PINEAPPLE ISLANDS
 60H  26/1600Z  40 KT  45 MPH
 72H  27/0400Z  40 KT  45 MPH

Systems

Hurricane Cooper

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Faxai 2019-09-07 0310Z.jpg Cooper track 2020.png
DurationFebruary 11 – February 20
Peak intensity100 mph (155 km/h) (1-min)  973 mbar (hPa)

In early-February, the SHMC monitored an area of low pressure for signs of development. The area gathered convection and rapidly organized within 3 days. On February 11, the SHMC designated the storm as a tropical depression. Initially, it struggled to organize due to the waters cooling a bit and the wind shear increasing. But then late on February 13, it managed to pull through and became Tropical Storm Cooper early the next day. Once the wind shear was lessened way further, that made way for Cooper to intensify quicker, and early on February 16, it was upgraded into a hurricane.

Tropical Storm Daisy

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Alika 2002-08-25 2045Z.jpg Daisy track 2020.png
DurationApril 12 – April 17
Peak intensity60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  996 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression 03A

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
21E 2019-11-17 1745Z.jpg 03A track 2020.png
DurationApril 15 – April 18
Peak intensity35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1007 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Emily

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Emily sim 2020.png Emily track 2020.png
DurationMay 30 – June 4
Peak intensity120 mph (195 km/h) (1-min)  964 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Frank

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Fiona 2016-08-20 1610Z.jpg Frank track 2020.png
DurationJune 4 – June 6
Peak intensity45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1005 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Gabe

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Enrique 2015-07-14 2155Z (cropped).jpg Gabe track 2020.png
DurationJune 12 – June 17
Peak intensity50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  997 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Hailey

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hailey sim 2020.png Hailey track 2020.png
DurationJuly 4 – July 10
Peak intensity125 mph (205 km/h) (1-min)  954 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Ivy

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
Ivy 2020-07-14 1815Z.png Ivy track 2020.png
DurationJuly 8 – July 20
Peak intensity180 mph (285 km/h) (1-min)  903 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Justin

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Ana Oct 17 2014 2325Z-0.jpg Justin track 2020.png
DurationJuly 9 – July 14
Peak intensity80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min)  986 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Lana

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Norman 2018-09-01 2150Z.jpg Lana track 2020.png
DurationJuly 18 – August 1
Peak intensity85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min)  980 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Kayden

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Kayden 2020-07-20 0430Z.png Kayden track 2020.png
DurationJuly 18 – July 20
Peak intensity40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1005 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Marissa

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Kilo 2015-08-29 2220Z (gallery).jpg Marissa track 2020.png
DurationJuly 28 – August 5
Peak intensity130 mph (215 km/h) (1-min)  948 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Nicholas

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Kirogi Aug 9 2012.jpg Nicholas track 2020.png
DurationAugust 11 – August 16
Peak intensity65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  995 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression Freda

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
15E 2017-09-12 2140Z.jpg Freda track 2020.png
DurationAugust 13 (entered basin) – August 15
Peak intensity35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1005 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Oswald

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Mangkhut 2018-09-09 0315Z.jpg Oswald track 2020.png
DurationAugust 18 – August 24
Peak intensity80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min)  981 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Penelope

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Penelope sim 2020.jpg Penelope track 2020.png
DurationAugust 20 – August 27
Peak intensity110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min)  960 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Rachel

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
Rachel sim 2020.jpg Rachel track 2020.png
DurationAugust 29 – September 7
Peak intensity165 mph (270 km/h) (1-min)  910 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Sam

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
05E 2007-07-14 1815Z.jpg Sam track 2020.png
DurationSeptember 2 – September 5
Peak intensity40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1006 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Ted

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Ted sim 2020.jpg Ted track 2020.png
DurationSeptember 10 – September 16
Peak intensity60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  997 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Jerome

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Jerome 2020-09-14 0500Z.jpg Jerome track 2020.png
DurationSeptember 11 (entered basin) – September 17
Peak intensity115 mph (185 km/h) (1-min)  954 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Veronica

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Seymour 2016-10-26 0605Z.jpg Veronica track 2020.png
DurationSeptember 13 – September 21
Peak intensity145 mph (230 km/h) (1-min)  936 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Winnie

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Haishen 2020-09-03 0410Z.jpg Winnie track 2020.png
DurationSeptember 25 – October 7
Peak intensity110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min)  962 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Xander

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Wukong 2018-07-26 0015Z.jpg Xander track 2020.png
DurationSeptember 28 – October 3
Peak intensity70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  994 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression 22A

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
Pre-Tropical Depression Eight 2009-09-25 1250Z.jpg 22A track 2020.png
DurationSeptember 30 – October 2
Peak intensity35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1008 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane York

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Ileana Aug 30 2012 2105Z.jpg York track 2020.png
DurationOctober 1 – October 8
Peak intensity75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min)  986 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Zoe

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Gaston 2016-08-25 1610Z.jpg Zoe track 2020.png
DurationOctober 1 – October 7
Peak intensity50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  997 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Albert

Hurricane AlbertCategory 2 hurricane icon.png
Current storm status
Category 2 hurricane (1-min mean)
Bavi 2020-08-25 0430Z.jpg
Satellite image
25A forecast 2020.png
Forecast map
As of:10:00 pm MST, October 24
Location:NW of the Eastern Island of the Ofni Archipelago
Sustained winds:90 kn (105 mph; 165 km/h) (1-min mean)
gusting to 105 kn (120 mph; 195 km/h)
Pressure:959 mbar (28.32 inHg)
Movement:NE at 12 mph (19 km/h)
See more detailed information.

Watches and Warnings

Hurricane Watch
Hurricane conditions
possible within 48 hours.
  • Pineapple Islands
    • One island
Tropical Storm Warning
Tropical storm conditions expected within 36 hours.
  • Ofni Archipelago
    • Two islands
Tropical Storm Watch
Tropical storm conditions possible within 48 hours.
  • Pineapple Islands
    • One island

Tropical Storm Bonnie

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
17W 2016-09-11 0030Z.jpg Bonnie track 2020.png
DurationOctober 15 – October 17
Peak intensity40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)

Storm names

The following list of names are in a rotating list of 100 names and are slated for use in 2020. Those names are submitted by the Sandy Hurricane and Monsoon Center and each list goes either in a boy-girl-girl-boy order and girl-boy-boy-girl.

  • Cooper
  • Daisy
  • Emily
  • Frank
  • Gabe
  • Hailey
  • Ivy
  • Justin
  • Kayden
  • Lana
  • Marissa
  • Nicholas
  • Oswald
  • Penelope
  • Rachel
  • Sam
  • Ted
  • Veronica
  • Winnie
  • Xander
  • York
  • Zoe
  • Albert (active)
  • Bonnie
  • Caitlyn (unused)
  • Devin (unused)
  • Eric (unused)
  • Francine (unused)
  • Grace (unused)
  • Herbert (unused)
  • Ivan (unused)

Freda entered from the North Sandlantic basin, while reforming in the Sandific basin, so it kept the name and the designation 06S.

Jerome entered from the North Sandlantic basin as a tropical storm so it also kept the name and the designation 10S.

Season effects

Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale
TD TS C1 C2 C3 C4 C5
2020 Sandific hurricane season statistics
Storm
name
Dates active Storm category

at peak intensity

Max 1-min
wind
mph (km/h)
Min.
press.
(mbar)
Areas affected Damage
(USD)
Deaths


Cooper February 11 – 20 Category 2 hurricane 100 (155) 973 Ofni Archipelago, Pineapple Islands, FCX Islands, Turret Islands, Caso Lali Island $68 million 1 (1)
Daisy April 12 – 17 Tropical storm 60 (95) 996 Ofni Archipelago None None
03A April 15 – 18 Tropical depression 35 (55) 1007 Cube Island None None
Emily May 30 – June 4 Category 3 hurricane 120 (195) 964 Tennemistria $1.1 billion 16 (5)
Frank June 4 – June 6 Tropical storm 45 (75) 1005 None None None
Gabe June 12 – 17 Tropical storm 50 (85) 997 Pineapple Islands, Ofni Archipelago, Sam Island $85 million 4 (2)
Hailey July 4 - 10 Category 3 hurricane 125 (205) 954 Pineapple Islands $500 million 6 (6)
Ivy July 8 - 20 Category 5 hurricane 180 (285) 903 Isle of Laosburg, Piper Island, Pineapple Islands $350 million 15 (8)
Justin July 9 - 14 Category 1 hurricane 80 (130) 986 None None None
Lana July 18 - August 1 Category 1 hurricane 85 (140) 980 Ofni Archipelago, Tuba Island None None
Kayden July 18 - 20 Tropical storm 40 (65) 1005 Tennemistria $30 million 2
Marissa July 28 - August 5 Category 4 hurricane 130 (215) 948 Pineapple Islands Minimal (1)
Nicholas August 11 - 16 Tropical storm 65 (100) 995 Turret Islands None None
Freda August 13 - 15 Tropical depression 35 (55) 1005 None None None
Oswald August 18 - 24 Category 1 hurricane 80 (130) 981 None None None
Penelope August 20 - 27 Category 2 hurricane 110 (175) 960 Siabri, Niri, Sorona, Blicba, Tennemistria ~$800 million 10 (4)
Rachel August 29 - September 7 Category 5 hurricane 165 (270) 910 Bonnogolom Islands, Ofni Archipelago, Sam Island, FCX Islands $390 million 4 (3)
Sam September 2 - 5 Tropical storm 40 (65) 1006 None None None
Ted September 10 - 16 Tropical storm 60 (95) 998 None None None
Jerome September 11 - 17 Category 3 hurricane 115 (185) 954 Mororne, Siabri, Niri, Sorona, Tennemistria $510 million 7 (1)
Veronica September 13 - 22 Category 4 hurricane 145 (230) 936 Iscookco Atoll None None
Winnie September 25 - October 7 Category 2 hurricane 110 (175) 962 Piper Island, Bonnogolom Islands, Ofni Archipelago, Pineapple Islands ~$450 million 6 (5)
Xander September 28 - October 3 Tropical storm 70 (110) 994 None None None
22A September 30 - October 2 Tropical depression 35 (55) 1008 None None None
York October 1 - 8 Category 1 hurricane 75 (95) 986 Bonnogolom Islands None None
Zoe October 1 - 7 Tropical storm 50 (85) 997 Costa Seylekyr, Tennemistria $210 million 2
Albert October 14 - Currently active Category 5 hurricane 185 (300) 899 Bonnogolom Islands Unknown Unknown
Bonnie October 15 - 17 Tropical storm 40 (65) 1004 None None None
Season Aggregates
28 systems March 14 – Currently active   185 (300) 899 >$4.29 billion >108

See also

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