Meet Tropical Storm Arlene

Tropical Storm Arlene is an early arrival

Tropical Storm Arlene is an early arrival

Arlene is forecast to continue moving west over the open Atlantic and dissipate on Friday.

Tropical Depression One has 35 miles per hour winds and is moving northwest at 14 miles per hour. Tropical Storm Ana formed in May 2015 and Hurricane Alex formed in January 2016. In 2003, and in 1992, tropical storms formed in April.

The arrival of Tropical Depression 1 is a reminder that hurricane season is around the corner.

The system is expected to dissipate Friday and no coastal watches or warnings are in effect. That storm eventually became a hurricane.

A depression has a cyclonic circular motion with surface winds under 39 miles per hour. The first names include Arlene, Bret, Cindy, Don, Emily, Franklin, and Gert. A subtropical depression or storm has both tropical and non-tropical characteristics.

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The tropical system is not a hazard to land. Those dates were chosen because they historically encompass 97 percent of Atlantic storm activity.

National Hurricane Center forecast for tropical storm Arlene.

The strongest winds with a subtropical low are much farther from the centre than in a tropical system, where the strongest winds are found in the eyewall. However, it may raise questions about whether predictions of a below average hurricane season this year may be off the mark. Then, on Thursday afternoon, it strengthened into Tropical Storm Arlene.

This is the second consecutive year where hurricane season started early.