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Meet our first named storm of the 2021 hurricane season: Ana

Ana formed early this morning in the Atlantic.
Published: May. 22, 2021 at 10:11 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The formation of Ana marks the 7th consecutive start to the hurricane season.

Coincidentally, this seven year stretch of early starts also began with a Tropical Storm Ana. That Ana formed on May 8th, 2015, almost a month before the official season started.

At the moment, Subtropical Storm Ana is moving slowly out in the Atlantic and continues to be quite a weak system.

Ana is making a slow turn to the west.
Ana is making a slow turn to the west.(NHC)

The National Hurricane Center’s track shows Ana taking a NE turn and eventually dying out as is moves into a more hostile environment (not conducive for tropical development).

Ana will sustain subtropical storm strength before she moves into a less conducive environment...
Ana will sustain subtropical storm strength before she moves into a less conducive environment and fizzles out.(NHC)

At the moment, the NHC is also keeping an eye on a low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico. It brings a heavy rain threat to the TX/LA coast. Both of these states are still seeing ongoing river flooding due to torrential rainfall only a few days ago.

The system is not forecast to take on any tropical characteristics.

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