What to say about Tropical Storm Arlene that made the first storm of the season so interesting? Is it because it formed in the month of April? Is it because it formed up north where the waters happened to be cooler? Or is it because it’s one of the few storms that Mother Nature decided to flip science off before the season even began? Well, that’s considered all of the above.
Our first named storm for the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Tropical Storm Arlene, formed late-season, or early-season because it was in April. Yep, Tropical Storm Arlene was something alright because it was a subtropical system when it first began, where you can hardly see the purple color on the map above the text, which resembles the Subtropical Depression status when it first came to life on the 19th before becoming Tropical and then, becoming a Tropical Storm on April 20th. You wish you were smoking on some Mary Jane on 4/20 seeing it’s one of the hallucinations, but sadly, this is reality. The season started when Arlene formed. Three times in two years where a storm or two formed before the season began in June. The others being Ana in 2015 and both Alex and Bonnie in 2016. It had sustained winds of 50 mph with an air pressure of 993 millibars. However, no threat to land, which is good for surrounding areas in the open Atlantic. But, it was a short-lived storm because once it became a remnant low, it merged with a system out in the open, thus becoming an extratropical system. And we’ll never see Arlene ever again. The storm, not the name. The name ain’t going away and you won’t see it until another six years. Now what interesting about Arlene in 2017…
Unlike its past incarnations from the 1981 season when it first used to the last time it used back in 2011 is that it formed and named in the month of April. Only the second time a tropical storm get a name in that month. With the first being Tropical Storm Ana in 2003. Think you already know how the 2003 season went when that happened? But it may not be going to be like 2003 or any other seasons before or after that because some forecasters are calling for a below to near average season. You can thank a possible, upcoming El Nino knocking on everyone’s door. But of course, it’s too early to tell. And we’ll wait and see as the season begins to creep into everyone’s calendar. That’s it for the recap for Tropical Storm Arlene.
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