Hurricane Season (The Atlantic) Officially Begins Tuesday – Here’s What Is Typical in June and July

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Hurricane Season (The Atlantic) Officially Begins Tuesday – Here’s What Is Typical in June and July

Hurricane season officially begins Tuesday, June 1, and while it’s expected to be another active year, the early part of the season has historically been slow.

The National Hurricane Center selected the June 1 to Nov. 30 period for the Atlantic hurricane season because it encompasses more than 97% of tropical cyclones. But storms can occasionally form before or after those dates, as we saw this May with the brief development of Tropical Storm Ana east of Bermuda.

Early in the season, we typically do not look at the main development region of the central and eastern Atlantic for tropical storms or hurricanes. We look closer to home…

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