By Meteorologist DerekKevra
Possibly, but not in the way you would imagine. Most people would assume that if it's colder outside, the water in the Gulf won't be warm, meaning hurricanes won't develop or get as strong. That is NOT true (likewise, a warm few months before the start of hurricane season does not mean storms will be stronger). Additionally, the water in the Atlantic is already quite warm despite our cool Spring.
The area where we may see some initial effects though is called 'The Bermuda High'. The Bermuda High is an area of high pressure that forms over Bermuda and gets stronger in the summer. It has a HUGE effect on where hurricanes go. Right now it's pretty weak, thanks to a bunch of cold weather systems that have impacted the Northern Hemisphere (yes, some of the same ones that have impacted us this May). During the peak of hurricane season, if strong, the High will tend to move storms farther West. If weak, the storms ride up the East Coast or stay out in the ocean (Watch the video).
So, what's going to happen with it as we head into summer? Well, unfortunately it's almost impossible to forecast it that far out. The high will strengthen and weaken during hurricane season, as well as shift east and west.
We will continue to monitor the Bermuda High as we move into the 2013 Hurricane Season. To track storms yourself, download our free weather app HERE.