Edouard Earliest 5th Named Storm on Record


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Although Tropical Storm Edouard is no longer a tropical storm and wasn't all that strong, it did break a record.


Edouard marked the earliest fifth named storm on record in the North Atlantic Ocean, exceeding the record of Hurricane Emily which became a tropical storm on July 11, 2005.


A large burst of convection allowed the system to tighten its circulation and permitted the National Hurricane Center to upgrade the system to Tropical Storm Edouard at 3:00 UTC on July 6.


Other named storms this year were Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, and Dolly. The next named storm will be Fay.