Tue Jun 20 2017 03:30 PM
Re: 2017: 'Active Era' + Busy Season?

Above: 20 Jun 2017 17:45 UTC (8-km resolution) IR Image centered at Latitude 21.35° N Longitude 60.42° W
Left to Right: Tropical Storm Cindy, Tropical Storm Bret, Wave, Wave, Wave, W Africa Thunderstorm Complex

Here are some very noteworthy statistics about our storms and this season so far.

Tropical Storm #Bret's named storm formation latitude of 9.4°N is the lowest latitude June named storm formation since 1933. - Philip Klotzbach

Only 2 years w/ June Atlantic MDR TC formations: 1933 and 1979. 1933 most active Atlantic season on record based on ACE, 1979 near-average - Philip Klotzbach

Tropical Storm #Bret has formed - earliest Atlantic MDR (<20°N, E of 70°W) named storm on record - prior record was Ana on 6/22/1979 - Philip Klotzbach

Only 3 (prior) Atlantic hurricane seasons on record have had 2 concurrent named storms in June: 1909, 1959 and 1968 - Philip Klotzbach

Only four prior years have had 3 named storms in Atlantic by June 20: 1887, 1959, 2012 and 2016. - Philip Klotzbach

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