You're probably saying to yourself, "it's not even June 1st yet, why am I getting tropical updates already?!". Well, a record has been set today in the Atlantic. Subtropical Storm Ana formed near Bermuda at 03Z today, the earliest ever in the Atlantic basin (second place is STS-1 on April 21st at 12Z, 9 hours later than Ana). By the way, subtropical storms were only given names since 2002, otherwise Ana would be STS-1. At 03Z on Monday (11pm EST on Sunday), a Low that was west-southwest of Bermuda developed sustained deep convection near its core, warranting classifying it as Subtropical Storm Ana. Tropical Storm Warnings for Bermuda have issued and cancelled as the system fluctuates in organization. As of 15Z today, Ana was located at 29.8N 64.2W and tracking ESE at 10kts. The maximum sustained winds are 35kts with a minumum central pressure of 1002mb. Conditions would not appear favorable for even this level of development: sea surface temperature under Ana is 20C and she's in 25kts of vertical wind shear. The forecast is for gradual dissipation as she's carried eastward ahead of a trough. This will most likely my only update on Ana, as she's weak and not threatening anything. I suspect it will be another couple months until I will be writing another update.
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