Subtropical Depression One develops in the Atlantic

Alvin Kelly
April 20, 2017

Four to six storms may grow strong to hurricane strength, Xie said, down from the average six.

The first cyclone of 2017, Subtropical Depression One, has formed over the Atlantic Ocean forty-three days before the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Why is this system called subtropical?

Ana in 2003 was the last April named storm to roam the Atlantic Basin.

Check The Palm Beach Post storm tracking map.

Forecasters said the depression will remain weak and be absorbed Thursday by a larger low pressure system.

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Two named storms formed before the official start in 2016: Hurricane Alex in January and Tropical Storm Bonnie in May. In 2016, Subtropical Storm Alex formed on January 13.

During the hurricane season, our tropical updates always air at:21 after the hour.

The day will begin in the low 70's, but will warm up to the low 80's in the afternoon. "It's a more common type of storm that many are very familiar with; they're the ones that you often hear about pushing cold fronts and warm fronts across the country".

Researchers predict between 11-15 tropical storms in the Atlantic basic. Tropical storms are the next highest level, and bring maximum sustained winds of between 39 and 73 miles per hour. El NiƱo causes strong upper-level winds that can prevent tropical development.

The NHC still issues advisories and forecasts for subtropical depressions and storms. The average number of named storms between 1950 and 2014 is 11.

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