Jun 8, 2016

Record start to Atlantic hurricane season says little about its future course

Atlantic Ocean
by
Jake Reed
,
Washington Post
Strong winds in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., from Tropical Storm Colin on June 6. Photo: Mary Southard via Facebook
Strong winds in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., from Tropical Storm Colin on June 6. Photo: Mary Southard via Facebook

The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, and there have already been three named storms– Alex, Bonnie and Colin — the most on record so early in the season...

there is very little relationship between storms forming before the end of June and overall activity for the year...

Earlier this year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its 2016 Atlantic hurricane season outlook which called for a near-normal season