The Atlantic hurricane season is a period from June through November when hurricanes usually form in the Atlantic Ocean.
After a record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season in 2020, storm forecasting gets off to an earlier start this year thanks to consecutive years of pre-season activity.
Tropical cyclones in the North Atlantic are called hurricanes, tropical storms, or tropical depressions. In addition, there have been several storms over the years that have not been fully tropical and are categorized as subtropical depressions and subtropical storms.
The worst hurricane season in recorded history brought about Hurricane Katrina which is the most expensive natural disaster in American history, even when damages are converted to a constant-dollar figure to account for inflation over time.