Tropical Depression Forms Near Southern Mexico
HURRICANE SEASON KICKS OFF A DAY EARLY IN THE PACIFIC
Hurricane season officially starts on June 1st for the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, but Mother Nature is a step ahead as a Tropical Depression formed near southern Mexico.
The depression has formed off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast, prompting authorities to issue a Tropical Storm Watch for a coastal region popular with tourists.
As of early Wednesday, the the storm was centered about 150 miles southwest of Puerto Angel. It had maximum sustained winds of 30 mph and was moving northeast at 3 mph.
The Hurricane Center’s forecast said it is likely to strengthen into a tropical storm in the coming days and approach the coast of Oaxaca state.
The Tropical Storm Watch was in effect from Puerto Escondido to Salina Cruz. That stretch includes beach communities such as the Huatulco region.
-Chief Meteorologist Matt Wintz
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