Alberto’s Early Formation Has No Bearing on How Active the 2018 Hurricane Season Will Be

May 31, 2018

The formation of Alberto last week marked an early start to hurricane season, but that doesn’t foretell anything about how active the Atlantic Basin will be this season.

June 1 is the official start to hurricane season, but storms occasionally develop before then, including in five of the past seven years (2012-2018).

To answer the question of whether the formation of a preseason storm has any effect on how active hurricane season will be, let’s first examine 2015, 2016 and 2017, all of which had named storms before June 1.

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