As we approach hurricane season, June 1, it seems we may get one a bit early on in the season. Like, you know before it even starts. This isn't the first time this has happened. In fact, we have seen a storm form before the season begins for quite a few years now.

Before you begin to get too nervous about it, there are a lot of factors working against the actual formation. As this first tropical wave makes its way off of the coast of Africa, the Atlantic still has a ton of dry air and wind shear working against this first wave we might see. However, if it makes its way through these scenarios, then the chance of us seeing this speculated Hurricane will increase as it goes.

According to WWLTV, the first tropical wave coming off of Africa this "early" is actually quite normal for the season. They usually begin around May as they make their way out.

Now, here's the thing. There are so many factors playing against these waves currently that there is no possible way to tell where they are going or even if they will form into something. Sure, there are models and meteorologists that were able to predict storms in the past. It still boils down to the fact that any of this information is just to be taken like that. Let this be a wake-up to make sure you are prepared for another hurricane season. Get your plans in place and do the easy things now before we truly get into the season: generator checking, evacuation plan check, important documents check.

There's no reason to panic about this information, just let it be a little reminder to go ahead and begin to prepare for another, hopefully quiet, hurricane season in SWLA and SETX.

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