The Atlantic hurricane season, not yet over for 2020, has set a record with 30 named storms and 12 that made landfall in the continental United States, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Tuesday.

The previous record for the most storms was 28 in 2005. The season “ramped up quickly and broke records across the board,” said Acting NOAA administrator Neil Jacobs.  

The official hurricane season officially concludes on Nov. 30, though given the intense activity of this year, NOAA cautioned that tropical storms may continue to develop into December.

Of the 30 named storms, 13 became hurricanes — top winds of 74 mph or greater — including six major hurricanes with winds of 111 mph or higher.

NOAA’s Gerry Bell, lead seasonal hurricane...