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The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season

May 16, 2023

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is the current hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean. It officially begins on June 1, 2023, and ends on November 30, 2023. These dates, adopted by convention, historically describe the period in each year when most tropical cyclogenesis occurs in the Atlantic (over 97%). However, the formation of subtropical or tropical cyclones is possible at any time of the year, as shown by the formation of an unnamed subtropical storm in mid-January, the earliest start of an Atlantic hurricane season since 2016.The National Hurricane Center (NHC) began issuing regular Tropical Weather Outlooks on May 15; these detail areas of disturbed weather deemed to have some potential for tropical cyclone formation during the ensuing seven days.

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Track map of Subtropical Storm One of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season. The points show the location of the storm at 6-hour intervals. The colour represents the storm’s maximum sustained wind speeds as classified in the Saffir–Simpson scale (see below), and the shape of the data points represent the nature of the storm, according to the legend below. Saffir–Simpson scale   Tropical depression (≤38 mph, ≤62 km/h)   Tropical storm (39–73 mph, 63–118 km/h)   Category 1 (74–95 mph, 119–153 km/h)   Category 2 (96–110 mph, 154–177 km/h)   Category 3 (111–129 mph, 178–208 km/h)   Category 4 (130–156 mph, 209–251 km/h)   Category 5 (≥157 mph, ≥252 km/h)   Unknown Storm type Tropical cyclone Subtropical cyclone Extratropical cyclone / Remnant low / Tropical disturbance / Monsoon depression