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Storm exhaustion arrives

At the beginning of the year, the storm gurus said they were more confident than usual that this hurricane season would be busier than usual. They didn’t know how right they would be.
The respected Colorado State University storm team predicted 16 named storms, eight of them hurricanes, and four of those major storms. AccuWeather foresaw 14 to 20 named storms, seven to 11 of them becoming hurricanes, and four to six of them growing into large storms. Weather Channel analysts expected 16 to 18 named storms, eight or nine of them hurricanes.

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Cristobal already a record storm

Cristobal was a storm for the record books as soon as it was named on Tuesday, June 2. That is the earliest an Atlantic or Gulf storm beginning with the letter C has formed since record-keeping began in 1851 (or that would have been a C-storm before we began naming them).
Tropical Storm Colin, which was named on June 5, 2016, previously held that distinction.
That’s a bit surprising, since June storms form pretty regularly, visiting the Gulf about once every two years.

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