Typical Formation Points for Tropical Storms During the Last Half of June

Here we are in the middle of June and thankfully we haven’t had to worry about a named storm or hurricane in the Atlantic Basin yet.  This is not unusual.

The National Hurricane Center web site lists the average date for the first named storm as July 10th and the average date of the first hurricane as August 14th.

We typically get one named storm in June about every two years.

The historical data set from 1851 to 2008 shows that 44 storms have formed during the last half of June.  The climatologically favored regions, as seen in the graphic below, are the western Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic off the coast of the Southeastern United States.

Formation Points from June 15 to 30, 1851 to 2008

Formation Points from June 15 to 30, 1851 to 2008

Given that there are no imminent signs of tropical cyclone development, this is still a very good time to dust off the hurricane plans and make sure you are ready for when the storms and hurricanes do start coming.

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