June 1st, which is Monday, marks the “official” start to Hurricane Season. If you have been keeping up, than you know that we have already had our First Tropical Depression. TD #1 formed yesterday off the east coast and it is expected to dissipate before it becomes a Tropical Storm. Winds must be sustained at 39mph for it to be a Tropical Storm. When the area of interest is upgraded to A Tropical Storm, it then gets a name. Winds must be sustained at 74mph or greater for it to be considered a Hurricane.
Here is a look at the names for the 2009 Season. The season runs through November 30th and peaks in September.