Start of 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season – Tropical Depression (TD) 2 Forms in the Gulf of Mexico – VoIP Hurricane Prep Net Shifts to Weekly Saturday Nets

Hello to all..

Thursday June 1st, 2023 marks the start of the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season is expected to be a near normal season per the NOAA/National Hurricane Center and Colorado State University outlooks among others. To mark the start of Atlantic Hurricane Season, the National Hurricane Center/Tropical Prediction Center in Miami FL will issue advisories on named systems, Tropical Storm and Hurricane Watches and Warnings when a system threatens a land area, Tropical Cyclone Updates on named systems and Tropical Weather Outlooks for potential areas of tropical cyclone development. Their suite of products and tropical system names are listed in their first couple of tropical weather outlooks and the link from 8 AM EDT – Thursday June 1st Tropical Weather Outlook is listed below:

Tropical Depression (TD) 2 has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. Slight strengthening is possible and if that occurs, it would become Tropical Storm Arlene. The system is not expected to affect land significantly and is expected to be a short lived system that dissipates in the next few days after any slight strengthening that occurs in the next 12-24 hours. Advisories can be found off the Main Menu of the VoIP Hurricane Net under Atlantic Tropical Products, via the voipwxnet Facebook and Twitter social media feeds or from the National Hurricane Center web site at the following link:

The VoIP Hurricane Prep Net will shift to weekly beginning Saturday June 3rd, 2023 at 8 PM EDT/7 PM CDT/0000 UTC. We welcome all those who wish to participate in the net and we are looking for net controls both for the weekly net as well as net activations for landfalling hurricanes. If you are interested, contact Rob-KD1CY at for more information.

The VoIP Hurricane Net Management Team will closely monitor developments in the Atlantic Tropics. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net