Hurricane Dolly
Category 4 hurricane
Hurricane Andrew

Hurricane Dolly as a Category-4 on August 9th, 2020
Formed August 1, 2020
Dissipated August 15, 2020
Accumulated Cyclone Energy 29.3
Highest winds 145 mph
(1-min sustained)
Lowest pressure 934 mb
Damages $50 billion (2016 USD)
Direct Fatalities 529
Indirect Fatalities 0
Missing 88
Areas affected Florida, The Bahamas
Part of the
2020 Atlantic hurricane season

Hurricane Dolly was the Strongest and Most Destructive tropical cyclone of the season, which struck Louisiana as a Category-3 in August 2020. It was the Fourth tropical cyclone, Fourth named storm, Second Hurricane and the first major hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.

Meteorological History

Hurricane Dolly (2020 - Track)

Map plotting the track and intensity of the storm according to the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale


100 35 40 17 5 2 1
Tornado - 57

Hurricane Dolly dropped 100 Tornadoes, including an EF5, which destroyed portions of Evansville, IN late on August 12th

  • Hurricane Hunters in the Eye of Dolly while it was a Category-3. (8/8/2020)
  • A Pair of Twin Tornadoes (EF2 and EF3) NNE of New Orleans, LA
  • Another Pair of Twin Tornadoes (Both EF2) near Knoxville, TN
  • An EF3 Tornado North of Louisville, KY
  • An EF4 Tornado near the IN/OH Border
  • A House was wiped off of it's Foundation by the Evansville, IN EF5
  • Some more damage caused by the Evansville, IN EF5
  • Some Damage caused by the IN/OH EF4 Tornado
  • Some Damage caused by one of the Knoxville, TN EF2s
  • Radar Picture of Dolly at it's Louisiana Landfall, (8/10/2020), it's intensity was 120 mph
  • Some of Dolly's Cells also Spawned hail, up to 2 inches at some points
  • In Addition to Hail and Tornadoes, Dolly caused isolated Flooding in some Areas
  • Dolly caused Great Storm Surge leading up to it's Louisiana Landfall
  • Dolly brought 100+ MPH winds to New Orleans, LA at it's Landfall on August 10th.