A Halloween Hurricane Would be SO 2020
This summer we have had five tropical events come close enough to the Crossroads for the National Hurricane Center to issue advisories, watches, and warnings for our listening area. While cooler temps are right around the corner, we still have a way to go before we can say that Hurricane season 2020 is officially over. Ah, here comes another system right now.
An area of low pressure is likely to form into a tropical depression over the weekend. By Sunday the system could pass western Cuba and begin to bring heavy rains to the Florida coast. As we head into the weekend this storm is not expected to impact Texas.
While looking into the specs on the most recent tropical update, we also took a look at just how many Hurricanes have actually happened in late October? What about Hurricanes making landfall on Halloween?
Major Hurricanes to impact the U.S in October include Hurricane Sandy which was one of the most expensive Hurricanes on record. Back in 2012, Sandy earned the nickname "Superstorm Sandy" while making multiple landfalls from Florida to New Jersey. Hurricane Wilma in 2005, Hilda in 1994, and Hazel in 1954 are also on the books dangerous October storms. Going all the way back to 1887, you'll find a Tropical Storm on record as the 1887 Halloween Tropical Storm. Beginning as a storm in the Gulf of Mexico (much like the one at the top of the page), it developed on October 29th and caused extensive damage on Halloween as it slammed into Florida, then hammered the North Carolina and Virginia coasts with rain before heading out to the Atlantic and drifting all the way over to France before breaking up. Scary indeed!
Here in the Crossroads, we've got cooler temps this weekend with Saturday's highs in the upper 60s. We rebound into the upper 80s for Sunday and Monday before another cold snap hits us Tuesday. We'll spend Tuesday to Friday with high temps reaching the low 70s before the 80s return next weekend. Grab your jacket!