The official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season doesnít happen until June 1. This may change very soon though. A committee at the National Hurricane Center is trying to decide whether the start date of the Atlantic Hurricane Season should be moved to May 15.
The reason for this is due to an increasing trend for early season tropical systems to form before the June 1 date. Because of this, the National Hurricane Center has announced plans to begin issuing routine tropical weather outlooks beginning on May 15.
It should be noted that since the year 2000, 11 tropical storms have occurred before the official start of the hurricane season.
The National Hurricane Centerís proposal now goes to the World Meteorological Organization who will vote next month on whether to move up the start date of the Atlantic Hurricane Season to May 15.