‘Hurricane’ Schwartz: We’re Off to a Record Start to Hurricane Season

We've seen three named storms in the Atlantic already this year. That's a record.

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A RECORD FAST HURRICANE START
Tropical Storm Colin was the third named storm in the Atlantic so far in 2016. That’s a record. We haven’t seen the “C” storm so early in the season since records began. In case you forgot about the first two, Alex actually formed in January in the far Eastern Atlantic. Bonnie formed off the Florida coast in late May.

Here’s a list of the names for Atlantic storms this season:

  • Alex
  • Bonnie
  • Colin
  • Danielle
  • Earl
  • Fiona
  • Gaston
  • Hermine
  • Ian
  • Julia
  • Karl
  • Lisa
  • Matthew
  • Nicole
  • Otto
  • Paula
  • Richard
  • Shary
  • Tobias
  • Virginie
  • Walter                    

How far we get down the list depends, in part, on what happens in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Is the record El Nino being replaced by its opposite, La Nina?

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