March 14, 2014
Tropical Storm Alberto, Does This Mean a Busy Hurricane Season?
Next week is Hurricane Prepardness Week and over the weekend a tropical storm formed two weeks before the offical start to hurricane season.
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Alberto is earliest-forming tropical storm in the atlantic basin since Anna in 2003.
Alberto is only one of three storms to form in the month of May in the past 31 years!
This storm actually formed from an old frontal boundary and it's more of a random occurrance.
If conditions are right for these storms to form, they sure can outside of the normal Hurricane season.
The fact that Alberto took on tropical characteristics quickly is a reminder that a storm can form anytime when conditions are right. Just because we don't live directly on a coastline doesn't mean that the valley could not be affected by a tropical system.
Starting Monday May 28th on the News at 5pm Meteorologist Aubrey Urbanowicz will de-bunk Hurricane myths all week. Stay tuned because the Valley can be affected by Tropical Storms.