Hurricane forecasters getting ready early for unofficial start of season this weekend
A pickup truck partially submerged as Tropical Storm Eta struck the Tampa Bay area on Nov. 12, 2020. - Luis Santana/TNS

MIAMI — As every Floridian knows, June 1 is the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season. But it unofficially starts on Sunday at the National Hurricane Center in Miami. For the second year in a row, forecasters will start sending out formal tropical weather outlook two weeks ahead of the official start of the six-month season. It’s not just for practice. A named storm has formed before June the last seven years in a row — a pattern scientists have attributed to better monitoring technology and possibly the influence of climate change.; And with early forecasts already calling for anoth...