June may be the start of summer, but the 2021 Hurricane season began a few weeks early, with Ana, which was the first name on the Hurricane list.
The official start of the 2021 Hurricane season begins June 1, 2021, and will run through Tuesday, November 30, 2021.
According to Colorado State University, North Carolina State University, and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is predicting an active season this year.
This season will feature warm water temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, along with weak tropical trade winds, and a strong West African monsoon. These are signs that another busy year is in the making, according to NOAA.
As we witnessed last year's record-breaking season, we dipped into the Greek Alphabet. The last time the U.S. used the alphabet was in 2005. This year, the Greek Alphabet will not be used.
According to Dennis Feltgen, the Communications and Public Affairs Officer for the National Hurricane Center said The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Hurricane Committee announced that the Greek alphabet will not be used in future hurricane seasons, “because it creates a distraction from the communication of hazard and storm warnings and is potentially confusing.”
The WMO has set aside a separate list of hurricane names if we run out of the 2021 names.
BTW21's Weatherman Dustin Staples will keep us updated as the storms develop this season.