First tropical storm system of the season forms in the Eastern Pacific

May 14, 2012 PACIFIC Tuesday, May 15 is the official start for the eastern Pacific’s tropical cyclone season, and that area is beginning the season one day early with “Tropical Depression One-E.” The first tropical depression of the season has formed over the eastern Pacific Ocean, but it was not a threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Monday that the system was far from the coast, about 645 miles (1038 kilometers) south of Manzanillo, Mexico. Forecasters say it could get stronger in the next day or so and may become a tropical storm before it starts weakening. The depression was moving west, away from land, at about 5 mph (8 kph). Maximum sustained winds were at 35 mph (56 kph). Tropical meteorologists forecasting with the NHC said overnight, “This system has a high chance, 80 percent, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48.” This did indeed happen as it drifts slowly westward at 5 mph. If it continues to strengthen and becomes a Tropical Storm, it will be named Aletta. The latest update from the NHC states, “The depression could become a tropical storm on Tuesday before weakening begins.” –CBS 6
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2 Responses to First tropical storm system of the season forms in the Eastern Pacific

  1. James says:

    I am never going to forget driving to Taco Bell during Tropical Storm Katrina with my grandfather. Good thing we were the only ones out in that mess. God was looking out for us for sure that night. Thank you for posting this. I had not even thought about hurricane season yet this year now that I am living in Montana I do not see a lot of wet wild weather. We do see snow and what I call snowacanes though. Lots of wind and snow…


  2. Irene C says:

    Tropical depression One-E is now Tropical Storm Aletta


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