Sub tropical depression forms in the Central Atlantic
The first subtropical depression has formed in the Central Atlantic. The system is more than 2000 miles from South Florida or 890 miles Southwest of the Azores in the Eastern Atlantic.
Subtropical Depression #1 has top winds of 35 mph and is moving toward the NNE at 8 mph. Wind shear and cooler waters will limit development and the storm will likely get absorbed by a larger non-tropical low during the next few days.
This is a bit unusual to have depressions forming so early in the season. Since 1912 there have been only 5 such systems in the Atlantic. Only 2 of those have reached storm status. The last system to do so occurred 14 years ago..Tropical Storm Ana.
However, this is the third year in a row with a tropical cyclone forming before the official start of the hurricane season.
The hurricane season runs June 1st through November 30th.