Tropical Storm Michael over South Carolina on the evening of October 11, with sustained winds of 50 mph (80 km/h).

Given that named storms appear sooner and more frequently in warmer waters, some presuppositions regarding the Atlantic hurricane season are being revised.

Over the last nine Atlantic hurricane seasons, these weaker storms formed from May 15 until its official start on June 1.

A special committee of the world body responsible for meteorology on Wednesday ended the use of the Greek letters for the year after the Atlantic ran out of the “21 names for a given year, which were confusing and focused too much on the Greek letter and not the dangerous storm it represents.”

The National Hurricane Center has already scheduled its regular tropical forecasts for the Atlantic on May 15.

2010 Atlantic hurricane season

Was the first in a group of three very active Atlantic hurricane seasons. It is tied alongside 1887, 1995, 2011, and 2012 for the fourth-most active Atlantic hurricane season on record (wikipedia)

Saffir–Simpson scale

The Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale , formerly the Saffir–Simpson hurricane scale , (wikipedia)

Kerry Emanuel

Kerry Andrew Emanuel is an American professor of meteorology currently working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. (wikipedia)

2013 Atlantic hurricane season

The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season was a well below average Atlantic hurricane season and the first since 1994 with no major hurricanes. (wikipedia)

World Meteorological Organization

The World Meteorological Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for promoting international cooperation on atmospheric science, climatology, hydrology and geophysics. (wikipedia)

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2020 Atlantic hurricane season

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active and the fifth costliest Atlantic hurricane season on record. The season also had the highest accumulated cyclone energy since 2017, (wikipedia)

University of Miami

The University of Miami is a private research university in Coral Gables, Florida. As of 2020, the university enrolled approximately 18,000 students in 12 separate colleges and schools, (wikipedia)

Timeline of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season

The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season was an event in the annual hurricane season in the north Atlantic Ocean. It featured the third-most named storms for the third consecutive year on record. (wikipedia)

Arizona hurricanes

Arizona has been affected by hurricanes on numerous occasions. Usually, these storms originate in the eastern Pacific Ocean, make landfall in the Mexican states of Baja California or Sonora, (wikipedia)

Timeline of the 2001 Atlantic hurricane season

The 2001 Atlantic hurricane season was an above-average Atlantic hurricane season in which fifteen named storms formed. The season officially began on June 1 and ended on November 30, (wikipedia)

National Hurricane Center

The National Hurricane Center is the division of the United States’ NOAA/National Weather Service responsible for tracking and predicting tropical weather systems between the Prime Meridian and the (wikipedia)