June Storms Raise Alarm for Atlantic Hurricane Season
Tropical Storm Bret is nearing the Caribbean, while a second system looks to be gathering strength behind it, providing an unusual amount of unsettling activity in the early weeks of the Atlantic hurricane season.
Bret formed Monday east of the Caribbean’s Leeward and Windward Islands, the furthest east and south a storm has formed in records going back to 1853, Phil Klotzbach, a seasonal hurricane forecaster at Colorado State University, said in a tweet. At 5 p.m. the system was 835 miles (1,344 kilometers) from the Windward Islands and had triggered tropical storm watches in Dominica and Barbados, the US National Hurricane Center said.
The Atlantic hurricane season runs June 1-Nov. 30.
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