2017 Hurricane Season Gets Off To Early Start With Formation Of Subtropical System In Atlantic

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first tropical system in Atlantic in April since 2003

The 2017 hurricane season is off to an early start Wednesday with the formation of Subtropical Depression One in the Atlantic Ocean. (The Weather Channel)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA (THE WEATHER CHANNEL) – The 2017 hurricane season is off to an early start Wednesday with the formation of Subtropical Depression One in the Atlantic Ocean.

This is the first subtropical or tropical cyclone to roam the Atlantic basin in April since Ana in 2003.

It’s also the third straight year a system has formed in the Atlantic before the official June 1 start of the hurricane season.

Subtropical Depression One was centered between Bermuda and the Azores as of Wednesday morning with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. No significant strengthening is expected and the depression will have no direct impact on any land areas.

Subtropical Depression One will not have a long existence. Another non-tropical area of low pressure is expected to absorb the depression on Thursday.

This depression formed from what was a non-tropical low which has been spinning in the Atlantic for the last several days. Seas as high as 40 feet were analyzed by NOAA’s Ocean Prediction Center in association with the system at that time.

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This is the first subtropical or tropical cyclone to roam the Atlantic basin in April since Ana in 2003. (Weather Channel image)


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