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.