Adrian Fizzles Out in Eastern Pacific Ocean
Tropical Storm Adrian fizzles after breaking a record as the earliest tropical storm for the Eastern Pacific.
A cluster of thunderstorms organized into a tropical storm last Tuesday, gaining the name Adrian.
Before Tropical Storm Adrian, the earliest named storm in the Eastern Pacific was Tropical Storm Alma– gaining its name on May 14, 1990.
Hurricane season in the Eastern Pacific officially begins on May 15 and accurate records for the Eastern Pacific began in 1966.
Tropical Storm Adrian fizzled out to a remnant low late Wednesday night after strong winds high in the atmosphere caused the storm to weaken.
— Eric Blake (@EricBlake12) May 11, 2017
The storm is located well off the coast of Mexico and it is moving to the northwest. Current model trends indicate this storm will continue to move in a westward direction, minimalizing any impacts to the coast. A closer track may still bring flooding rains and mudslides along the Mexican southern coast but damaging winds and a storm surge is not anticipated.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Nick Merianos