Subtropical Storm Andrea Fizzles Less Than 24 Hours After Formation (RECAP) meteorologists
Published: May 21, 2019

Subtropical Storm Andrea was a short-lived system in the western Atlantic Ocean in late-May 2019, marking the fifth year in a row the first Atlantic named storm has developed before the official June 1 start of the hurricane season.

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Located to the south of Bermuda, Andrea was declared a subtropical storm by the National Hurricane Center at 6:30 p.m. EDT May 20. The system then weakened to a subtropical depression by 11 a.m. EDT May 21.

Less than 24 hours after it formed, Andrea became a remnant low at 5 p.m. EDT May 21, when it was located about 230 miles west-southwest of Bermuda.

The official start of the hurricane season is June 1, but sometimes storms form before that date. We've seen several other examples of this in recent years, including Tropical Storm Alberto last May.

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