Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Nears Record

In a Tropical Update report Tuesday evening, The Weather Channel's tropical expert Dr. Steve Lyons reported that the eastern Pacific hurricane season is nearing a modern record for latest start. Since the beginning of the satellite observation era in 1965, the latest beginning of the season in that region was June 20, which is now only 4 days away.

As of 5 pm PDT, however, the National Hurricane Center was identifying an area about 350 miles off the coast of Mexico as having a high probability (over 50%) of developing into a tropical depression in the next 48 hours.

Image (click to enlarge) from National Hurricane Center

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