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First Tropical Depression of the Year Forms

10 May 2018, 3:19 pm

The first tropical depression of the year has formed in the Pacific.

Tropical Depression One-E formed Thursday afternoon in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The system is in the middle of the ocean, and will not impact any land. Here is the forecast path from the National Hurricane Center.

As of the first issuance of the depression from the National Hurricane Center, maximum winds were sustained at 35 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1007 mb. The depression was moving to the west-northwest at 5 mph.

This is the first tropical system of the 2018 season for both the Pacific and Atlantic basins. This system is a little early, as the official start to the Pacific Season begins on May 15. The Atlantic season begins on June 1.