Early June Activity
05:20 PM EDT - 10 June 2000
The tropics are unusually active this early in June. However conditions seem to be hostile, there are fairly strong waves already coming off the coast of Africa. There are 4 systems being watched right now. One, which was once TD#1, is unlikely to strengthen. Another in the Florida Straights is unlikely to do anything, and the two in the Atlantic between South America and Africa are encountering hostile conditions. If they were to get stronger, it wouldn't be by much.
Still, activity in June is not really an indicator of how the rest of the season will go. But Dr. Gray did increase his predictions for this year to add one more named system.
We'll be watching.