Alberto loses its punch, becomes post tropical

No more advisories from the NHC

The National Hurricane Center issued its final advisory on Tropical Depression Alberto at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Alberto has be battling strong wind shear for the past couple of days, and finally became post-tropical (having lost its tropical characteristics).

As of Tuesday afternoon, the remnants have been limited to a few clouds and showers.

It is not too unusual to see a tropical or subtropical cyclone develop before hurricane season officially begins.  In fact within the past five years we have had three storms develop during the month of May. Four if you include Alberto.
In 2009, Tropical Depression 1 formed at the end of May, as did Tropical Storm Arthur in 2008.  

Subtropical Storm Andrea formed during the second week of May in 2007.

But we do like to remind everyone that, historically speaking, there is absolutely no relationship between when we see the first storm of the season, and how many storms we see in a season.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will put out its 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook this Thursday at 11 a.m.

Hurricane Season officially begins on June 1st and ends on November 30th.
Storm Team 5 Meteorologist Glenn Glazer

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