Articles by Brian K. Sullivan

Most Powerful Atlantic Hurricane of 2020 Hits Central America

Hurricane Iota slammed into Central America late Monday with ferocious winds and rain, threatening to cripple a region already reeling from a deadly storm two weeks ago. Iota, the most powerful Atlantic hurricane in a record-setting season, is moving along …

Update: Hurricane Iota Threatens Honduras, Nicaragua, Just Days After Storm Eta

Hurricane Iota is set to slam into Central America Monday as the Atlantic’s strongest storm of the year, bringing catastrophic winds and torrential rain to a region still reeling from a storm two weeks ago. It will hit near the …

Erratic Tropical Storm Eta Makes Landfall on Florida’s West Coast

Tropical Storm Eta made landfall on Florida’s west coast Thursday, bringing heavy rain and gusty winds to northern parts of the peninsula. Eta came ashore near Cedar Key at 4 a.m. New York time, with maximum sustained winds of 50 …

Tropical Storm Eta’s Rains Threaten Floods for South Florida, Cuba, Bahamas

Nov 10, 2020, 4:33 AM— After coming ashore in the Florida Keys overnight, Tropical Storm Eta is now hovering just north of the Yucatan Channel and is set to re-strengthen as it meanders over the south-eastern Gulf of Mexico on …

Update: Tropical Storm Eta Strikes Florida Keys, Could Still Strengthen

Updated on Nov 9, 2020, 9:36 AM – After coming ashore in the Florida Keys overnight, Tropical Storm Eta will wander the eastern Gulf of Mexico, dumping heavy rain on the Sunshine State and raking it with gusty winds. Eta …

Tropical Storm Eta Ties 2005 Record for Most Named Atlantic Storms in One Year

Tropical Storm Eta formed overnight [on Sunday, Nov. 1] in the Caribbean, becoming the Atlantic’s 28th storm of 2020 and tying a 2005 record for the most named systems in a single year in records going back to 1851. Forming …

Fast-Moving Zeta Wallops Louisiana, Causes Blackouts Across South; Damages Could Hit $5B

Tropical Storm Zeta is spinning across the U.S. South after walloping New Orleans, blacking out 1.9 million homes and businesses and leaving a trail of wreckage from Louisiana to North Carolina. Zeta made landfall near Cocodrie, Louisiana, with winds of …

UPDATE: Tropical Storm Zeta Makes Landfall in Mexico, Threatens U.S. Gulf Coast

Zeta will move into the Gulf of Mexico in the next few hours after making landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula, then regain strength as it heads north toward Louisiana and likely comes ashore Wednesday. Now a tropical storm again, Zeta’s …

Tropical Storm Epsilon Grows in Strength as It Heads Toward Bermuda

Tropical Storm Epsilon has formed in the central Atlantic and will move northwest, probably growing into a hurricane as it nears Bermuda late this week. Epsilon’s winds have reached 40 miles (64 kilometers) per hour southeast of Bermuda, the U.S. …

Category 3 Hurricane Delta Hits Mexico; Expected to Strengthen, Then Move to U.S.

Updated Oct 7., 2020, 6:58 AM— Hurricane Delta weakened to a Category 3 storm just before slamming into the coast of Mexico, but remains life-threatening. Delta came ashore along the northeastern Yucatan Peninsula near Puerto Morelos, the National Hurricane Center …