Another Named Storm in the Eastern Pacific? Jun 21, 2018

It’s been a busy start to the Eastern Pacific’s hurricane season, and it could soon get even busier.

An area of low pressure several hundred miles off the Mexican coastline is being monitored by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) for possible development over the next few days. As of Thursday afternoon, it had low odds of formation in the next five days.

The system is expected to stay offshore and is not currently a threat to land. That said, if development were to occur with this system, it’d continue an active start to the 2018 season in the basin. So far this season, three named storms have already formed, including two major hurricanes (Aletta and Bud). The Eastern Pacific averages only three major hurricanes in an entire season, along with 15 total named storms and eight hurricanes. The fourth named storm doesn’t typically take place, on average, until July 14th.

Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on this and the tropics.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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