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Tropical Storm Arthur Season’s First Storm

The sixth year in a row that a named storm has preceded the formal June 1 start of the hurricane season.
Tropical Storm Arthur Season’s First Storm
May 20, 2020

This is the sixth year in a row that a named storm has preceded the formal June 1 start of the hurricane season, said Jim Foerster, chief meteorologist with DTN. While early storms boost a season's overall numbers, they don't indicate the ferocity of what will happen in the deep Atlantic during the height of the season.

Jim Rouiller, lead meteorologist at the Energy Weather Group, says, “It gives me higher than normal confidence this year will mimic a hyperactive hurricane season, and that is what 2005 was.” Foerster adds, “With climate change we are seeing these traditional patterns shift from where they used to be.” Meanwhile, businesses and communities could be hit with a double-whammy as many are shut down and losing revenue during COVID-19 lockdowns and could be vulnerable to storms

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