And, we’re off!
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT ALONG THE NORTHERN GULF COAST FROM MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA TO INDIAN PASS FLORIDA. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WATCH AREA DURING THE NEXT 36 HR.
Now, to put this in perspective:
Some clamor was made over Adrian being unusually early, but it fizzled out. Just as it should. The first actually named tropical storm, Arlene, arrived pretty much on cue.
UPDATE: 7/25/2017: Just for chucks and giggles I updated the list to include more modern information. One year was definitely a fluke, all the rest falling pretty much in the normal range. Al Gore’s prognosis of more frequent and stronger hurricanes is as wrong as everything else he predicted.