Although it would seem like 2020 has already given us enough unprecedented things to worry about for a lifetime, even the nation's weather patterns are breaking records in ways that aren't much cause for celebration.
To name just one example, this year's hurricane season has seen 11 hurricanes and 18 tropical storms appear in the Atlantic region. And since that exceeds the 21-letter naming system typically used by the World Meteorological Organization, they've started naming them with Greek letters.
This brings us to the current event causing trouble in the Gulf of Mexico, Tropical Storm Eta. But while it provides the backdrop for today's story, it's not the star of the show.