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Tropical Depression Ten-E Forms in the East Pacific

The Eastern Pacific is starting to heat up once again after a slight lull in tropical cyclone activity.

Tropical Depression Ten-E formed early Thursday morning about 1400 miles to the west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja, California. The depression is expected to become a tropical storm by late Thursday or early Friday. If it indeed strengthens to a tropical storm, it would be given the name Fausto.

The good news is, TD Ten-E is expected to slowly drift west over the open ocean through the next five days, and is not currently a threat to land.

There are several other tropical waves across the Pacific however, which could also develop into tropical cyclones over the next several days. Stay with WeatherNation for the latest throughout hurricane season. This article will be updated as new data becomes available.

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Rob grew up in South Florida, where daily afternoon storms and hurricanes piqued his interest in meteorology early on. That interest was fostered by his teachers and his father, who one time brought him onto the roof of their home to watch a funnel cloud move through the Everglades several miles away. ... Load MoreYears of filmmaking and tv production in high school gradually pushed him toward broadcast meteorology at Florida State University, where he joined and eventually led the student run daily weather show. After graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Meteorology, he began his career at KESQ in Palm Springs, California before heading to KFSN in Fresno and WLOS in Asheville, North Carolina. He has covered a diverse array of extreme weather events, including haboobs and flash flooding in the desert, extreme snow in the Sierra, hurricanes, and Appalachian ice storms. He also enjoys telling stories and reporting about weather issues.

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