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TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
200 AM EDT MON JUN 1 2015
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.
Today marks the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season, which
will run until November 30. Long-term averages for the number of
named storms, hurricanes, and major hurricanes are 12, 6, and 3,
The list of names for 2015 is as follows:
Name Pronunciation Name Pronunciation
Ana AH-nah Larry LAIR-ree
Bill bill Mindy MIN-dee
Claudette klaw-DET Nicholas NIH-kuh-luss
Danny DAN-ee Odette oh-DEHT
Erika EHR-ih-kuh Peter PEE-tur
Fred frehd Rose rohz
Grace grayss Sam sam
Henri ahn-REE Teresa tuh-REE-suh
Ida EYE-duh Victor VIK-tur
Joaquin wah-KEEN Wanda WAHN-duh
The Atlantic season got off to an early start this year, with
Tropical Storm Ana forming in May. The next named storm that
forms this season will be named Bill.
This product, the Tropical Weather Outlook, briefly describes
significant areas of disturbed weather and their potential for
tropical cyclone formation during the next 48 hours. The issuance
times of this product are 2 AM, 8 AM, 2 AM, and 8 PM EDT. After
the change to standard time in November, the issuance times are 1
AM, 7 AM, 1 PM, and 7 PM EST.
A Special Tropical Weather Outlook will be issued to provide
updates, as necessary, in between the regularly scheduled
issuances of the Tropical Weather Outlook. Special Tropical
Weather Outlooks will be issued under the same WMO and AWIPS
headers as the regular Tropical Weather Outlooks.
A standard package of products, consisting of the Tropical Cyclone
Public Advisory, the Forecast/Advisory, the Tropical Cyclone
Discussion, and the Wind Speed Probabilities, is issued
every six hours for all ongoing tropical cyclones. In addition, a
Special Advisory package may be issued at any time to advise of
significant unexpected changes or to modify watches or warnings.
The Tropical Cyclone Update is a brief statement to inform of
significant changes in a tropical cyclone or to post or cancel
watches or warnings. It is used in lieu of or to precede the
issuance of a special advisory package. It is also used to
provide hourly information in between public advisories when
watches or warnings are in effect and when the center of the
tropical cyclone can be reliably tracked by coastal radar.
Tropical Cyclone Updates, which can be issued at any time, can be
found under WMO header WTNT61-65 KNHC, and under AWIPS header
All National Hurricane Center text and graphical products are
available on the web at http://www.hurricanes.gov. Twitter
notifications on select National Hurricane Center products for the
Atlantic are available via the handle @NHC_Atlantic. Information
about our Atlantic Twitter feed is available at
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