The hurricane Laura 2020 was a tropical storm that is currently active in the Northern Atlantic Ocean moving to the coast of North America. There is a big probability that it will become a real hurricane in the next two days, at around 1 am, on Thursday, August 27, 2020.
On the cover of this page, you see tracker and live map of the hurricane Laura 2020. Scroll or zoom (+ / -) the cover to find out where the hurricane is now, and how strong it is.
On the map, you see a window with the hurricane Laura 2020 speed. You cal also determine the speed of the hurricane by its color. On top of the live map, there is a colorful scale. The speed is in m/s (meters per second).
At the bottom of the map, there is a weather forecast for the next 10 days. Scroll it to the right to see the projected path (track) of the hurricane Laura 2020. Or push the arrows or the "Play" button to get the forecast.
The hurricane Laura 2020 is a tropical storm that is currently active in the Northern Atlantic Ocean in the Gulf of Mexico off the Coast of Cuba moving to the coast of North America. There is a big probability that it will become a hurricane in the next two days, at around 1 am, on Thursday, August 27, 2020.
Other names of the hurricane Laura 2020 you may see on the Internet are tropical cyclone Laura 2020, subtropical depression Laura 2020, tropical storm Laura 2020, named storm Laura 2020, Atlantic storm Laura 2020, and others. The last time hurricanes and typhoons with the same name were active in 2008, 1971, 1967, 1947 in North Atlantic, and Western and South Pacific Oceans.
Now the hurricane Laura 2020 was formed was formed on Friday, August 21, 2020, near the coast of Cuba. The hurricane with such a name was in the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook published by NOAA in May 2020. This is the 12th named storm in the season.
Tropical storm Laura 2020 is expected to become a hurricane of at least 3d category on the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale (SSHWS). This is the scale for determining the power of a hurricane, and the main destructive force of a hurricane is the wind. The scale consists of five categories: the first one indicates minimal damage, and the fifth one is catastrophic.
Satellite image of the hurricane Laura 2020
The type and category of hurricane Laura 2020 will come from its speed. On the date of the publication of this post, the speed of the hurricane Laura is 65 mph or 105 km/h or 55 kt. But the hurricanes also bring heavy rains and thunderstorms.
Hurricanes of the fifth category are quite rare. According to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), one of the main scientific agencies and meteorological services in North America, since 1924, only 35 hurricanes have reached such power levels. This is around 4% of all Atlantic hurricanes.
The hurricane also causes an increase in atmospheric pressure. The estimated minimum central pressure of hurricane Laura 2020 is 996 mba. And the normal atmospheric pressure is 1013.25 millibars or about 14.7 pounds per square inch.
For now, the hurricane Laura 2020 is affecting Cuba and the Florida Keys in the United States. The danger of hurricanes is that they affect not only coastal cities, but also the continent — up to tens of km (miles). The Laura affects cities and areas from South of Port Bolivar to San Luis Pass in Texas, from Morgan City to the Mouth of the Mississippi River in Louisiana, from Seven Mile Bridge to Key Wes in Florida Keys, Florida.
Now the hurricane Laura 2020 path is going to the south eastern coast of North America. Еvery day a hurricane is moving for tens of km / miles, “taking” several new areas of the Atlantic Ocean.
Projected path of the hurricane Laura 2020
In general, the calculated damage from the hurricane reaches tens and hundreds of millions of dollars. The storm already traversed the whole of Cuba, where 260,000 people were evacuated, but also Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Cayman Islands, Jamaica. Hurricane Laura 2020 killed at least thirteen people: nine in Haiti and four in the Dominican Republic.
It is considered that Hurricane Laura 2020 will leave the territory of the United States on Sunday, August, 29th, 2020, around 9 am, with possible total activity: 6—10 days. The entire Atlantic Hurricane Season usually lasts from 1 June to 30 November. And the peak of the season is usually between August and October.
Important: if you live in the area affected by hurricane Larua 2020, follow all precautions recommended by your local police, fire department, medical services, and other official government organizations to minimize the impact of hurricane Laura. Contact the appropriate services if you experience difficulties.
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Updated on August 25, 2020