Hurricane season starting early?

So now 2 tropical storms & it's not even officially hurricane season yet. What's happening ?

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  • Todd
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
    Best Answer

    Nothing...it really isn't that unusual. As far as the Atlantic Basin, in 2003, Tropical Storm Ana formed in April. In 2008, Tropical Storm Arthur also formed in April. In 2001, Hurricane Olga formed in December.

    As far as the East Pacific Basin, in 2000, Hurricane Aletta formed in May, in 2001 Hurricane Adolf began to form in early May. In 2002, Hurricane Alma formed at the end of May. In 2003, Tropical Storm Andres formed about this time, in May. 2004, Tropical Storm Agatha formed in May. In 2005, Hurricane Adrian formed in mid May. 2007, Tropical Storm Aletta (NOT the same as the other Aletta) formed in May. 2007, Tropical Storm Alvin formed in May.

    I think you get the point. "Seasons" really only have any type of meaning to humans- they really don't mean much to nature. As long as the Sea Surface Temperatures are above 80 degrees F, there is little wind shear, little to no dry air entrainment, and an overhead high, tropical storms can form.

    http://weather.unisys.com/hurricane/index.php

  • Nelson
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    The ICZ ( intertropical convergence zone sometimes migrates a bit north in the spring. That's what causes early storms.

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