Hurricane Season Starts

Published: Jun. 1, 2020 at 9:44 AM CDT
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The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins Monday, June 1 and conditions are already in favor of some tropical development in the southern Gulf of Mexico. NOAA is anticipating it to be a fairly active season with 13-19 named storms, 6-10 hurricanes with 3-6 of those possibly being "major".

Usually by the beginning of the season, clusters of thunderstorms gather near the Florida and Yucatan peninsulas and they can begin to feed off the warmer ocean temperatures. This allows them to develop easier into tropical systems.

However, it is common that most systems only develop into tropical depressions or tropical storms as they lack a substantial travel path over the waters at this time.

We continue to monitor the remnants of a tropical disturbance near the Yucatan peninsula. There is an 80% chance it could develop into a new system. Updates will continue, stay updated with the 4WARN Storm Team with details.