When did Hurricane Laura get named?
|Category 4 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Hurricane Laura near peak intensity while approaching Louisiana late on August 26|
|Formed||August 20, 2020|
|Dissipated||August 29, 2020|
|Highest winds||1-minute sustained: 150 mph (240 km/h)|
Has there been a hurricane named Laura?
The name Laura has been used for a total of five tropical cyclones worldwide: … Hurricane Laura (2020) – developed in the Caribbean Sea before growing into a powerful Category 4 hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico before making landfall in Louisiana.
Why are there only 21 hurricane names?
However, there are six letters of the alphabet that aren’t used to name hurricanes. Each year, as a new tropical cyclone strengthens to a tropical storm in the Atlantic basin, the World Meteorological Organization assigns it one of 21 names.
What are the 2020 Atlantic hurricane names?
List of 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Names:
What number storm was Hurricane Laura?
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Laura was a powerful category 4 hurricane (on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) that made landfall near Cameron, Louisiana, accompanied by a catastrophic storm surge of up to 18 feet above ground level.