Historically Late Tropical Storm Rick Spins in Eastern Pacific
Tropical Storm Rick is not a threat to land or people, but it is still one to remember. Named on November 19 while spiraling south of Baja California, Rick is one of six tropical storms in the last 20 years to form in November in the eastern Pacific Ocean. According to the National Hurricane Center, only three tropical storms have formed later than November 19.
Only 3 tropical storms have formed later than this date in the eastern N. Pacific Ocean since reliable records began in early 1970s. #Rick
— NHC E. Pacific Ops (@NHC_Pacific) November 19, 2015
Rick formed late in the season with help from the anomalously warm sea surface temperatures in the eastern Pacific. Max sustained winds are near 40 mph with movement towards the west-northwest at 12 mph. Little change in strength is expected over the next couple of days.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist, Monica Cryan