(CNN) – The first tropical storm of the 2021 East Pacific hurricane season formed Sunday off the southwest coast of Mexico.
Tropical storm Andres formed in the East Pacific ‘satellite era’ records, surpassing Adrian in 2017.
In addition, the Andres weather event also has the uniqueness of developing before the official start of the East Pacific hurricane season, which begins on May 15th.
This is not the first time the tropical system has formed before the official start of the hurricane season. In the last five years, one-third of the East Pacific region has experienced a tropical depression or tropical storm before the official season.
Andres kicks off the hurricane season: these are its characteristics
The system began to form on Friday, after which it intensified into a tropical storm. Andres is currently blowing at 40 mph, and 10 mph in the northwest.
“Increased winds from the southwest to the west and dry winds west of the hurricane should prevent significant additional strengthening.” National Hurricane Center (NHC).
The system is expected to maintain its tropical storm strength until Monday morning. Then, a gradual weakening of the storm is forecast and the system will become a remnant as it travels across the East Pacific Ocean on Tuesday.
The hurricane season begins early
The Pacific is not the only seabed that has experienced premature tropical activity in recent years. For the past six years, Atlantic has also named at least one type of tropical system on June 1, just before the official start of the season. Another above-average Atlantic hurricane season is expected this year.
That’s why the National Hurricane Center has decided to release its regular “Tropical Weather Forecast” exercise starting this year. Until May 15In order to better serve the communities affected by the early tropical systems.
It only takes a storm to affect the season, regardless of which seabed you live on. Therefore, it is very important to start preparations for the hurricane season.
You can do this by reviewing your exit plans and confirming yours Distribution Kit Is in renewal. Some severely affected areas are still recovering by 2020, and some roads or bridges may be repaired.
“You can also make a list of items to fill emergency hurricane supplies and start thinking about how to prepare your home for the upcoming hurricane season,” the hurricane center said.
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