Images on CycloneCenter may seem overwhelming at first. To help you out, we have tutorials, an overview of the imagery,and plenty of descriptive help with each question when classifying (just scroll down when making a classification).
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But when it comes to the questions, however, I tend to like flowcharts and while I was answering a question on the talk forum a while back, I came up with a decision tree that might help you out.
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Today (June 1) marks the beginning of the hurricane “season” in the North Atlantic ocean, in which the ocean and atmospheric conditions are generally the most favorable for creating tropical storms. There is always a little bit of curiosity as to how active the year will be and many groups now produce seasonal forecasts of activity (something we have discussed here in the past). Most forecasts for this year predict a less active season because of the potential development of El Nino.