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Tropical depression “One” forms in the Pacific before hurricane season




The system was developed about a week before the official start of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season, which begins on May 15th.

It is not the first time a tropical system has developed before the official start of hurricane season. The eastern Pacific has had a tropical depression or tropical storm form before the official season in three of the last five years.

This system began development on Friday and has since been consolidated into a tropical depression. Tropical Depression One currently has sustained winds of 35 mph and crawls northwest at 5 mph.

“Slight reinforcements are expected over the next day or so and the system could become a tropical storm later today,” the National Hurricane Center said Sunday morning.

If this tropical depression becomes a tropical storm as predicted over the next 12 to 24 hours, the first name on the list for the eastern Pacific is “Andrew.”

The gradual weakening of the cyclone is expected to begin on Monday, and the system to become a remaining minimum on Tuesday as it crosses the eastern waters of the Pacific.

Hurricane season begins soon

The Pacific is not the only ocean basin that has experienced tropical preseason activity in recent years. For the past six years, the Atlantic has also seen at least one tropical system named before the official start of the season, on June 1st. above average This year the Atlantic hurricane season is expected.
Meteorologists expect another hyperactive hurricane season with 17 named storms
That is why the National Hurricane Center has decided that from this year will publish its routine products “tropical climate perspective” from 15 May – to better serve communities affected by early-season tropical systems.
Regardless of the ocean basin you live in, it only takes one storm for the season to be impactful. Therefore, it is crucial to start preparing for hurricane season now.
This can be done reviewing your evacuation plans and insuring yours evacuation kit is up to date. It is possible that some areas that were hard hit in 2020 will recover and some roads or bridges are still recovering. repaired.

“You can also make a list of items to replenish hurricane emergency supplies and start thinking about how you will prepare your home for the next hurricane season,” the hurricane center said.

National hurricane week of preparation runs from May 9-15, when daily topics will help people plan for next season.