04:27 PM EDT - 12 June 2000
The early activity that we have seen recently has quieted back down again for the most part. Although there are a few waves out there, there is nothing imminent forming.
It's quite easy to notice the waves out in the Atlantic mid-way to Africa, but in all of the hurricane seasons since 1900 there has only been two storms to form out so far in June. Ana in 1979 and the second storm of 1933. So there really isn't much precedent for that type of thing to occur. Since sea surface temperatures are still low in that area, it is a fairly safe bet to say that nothing will form out there this month.
Hurricane Season usually doesn't get really rolling until mid August. Storms before that are rare (but less rare as mid August approaches).
The mention of Ana and the 1933 storm came from one of our two new links of the day today. One is The Storm Portal from Patrick Gorman, with good discussions and links to USENET newsgroup discussions about storms (one for the bookmarks), and SCOTTSVB's Hurricane Update Center wherein you can find his discussions. If you have a page, or know of one that isn't on our links page let us know about it!