Tropical Storm "Alvin" has formed in the eastern Pacific Ocean on June 26 as the first named storm of the 2019 East Pacific Ocean hurricane season. Only 1969 and 2016 had a later 1st named storm formation date in the ENP than has 2019 (in the satellite era – since 1966).
At 15:00 UTC on June 26, the center of Tropical Storm "Alvin" was located about 725 km (450 miles) SW of Manzanillo, Mexico and 915 km (565 miles) S of the southern tip of Baja California.
Alvin had maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h (40 mph) and minimum central pressure of 1 005 hPa.
It was moving westward near 22 km/h (14 mph).
Tropical Storm "Alvin" at 17:30 UTC on June 26, 2019. Credit: NOAA/GOES-East
A W to WNW motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected over the next few days.
Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next day or so. Weakening is forecast to begin on Friday, June 28 and Alvin is expected to become a remnant low on Saturday, June 29.
Tropical Storm #Alvin has formed in the eastern North Pacific (ENP) – the 1st named storm of the 2019 ENP #hurricane season to date. Only 1969 and 2016 had a later 1st named storm formation date in the ENP than has 2019 (in the satellite era – since 1966). pic.twitter.com/7b5wMg7d1G
— Philip Klotzbach (@philklotzbach) June 26, 2019
Featured image: Tropical Storm "Alvin" at 17:30 UTC on June 26, 2019. Credit: NOAA/GOES-East
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