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Tropical Storm Adrian forms in Eastern Pacific

Posted: Wednesday Jun 8, 2011     By: Swellinfo     Category: Forecast

First named storm of the 2011 season

Tropical Storm Adrian is the first tropical storm for the US 2011 Hurricane Season. Adrian is currently south of Acapulco moving north-west with maximum sustained winds of 60mph moving. The National Hurricane Center anticipates continued strengthening of Adrian over the next 24 to 48 hours, where he is likely to reach hurricane status.

Areas in coastal Mainland Mexico should keep an eye on Adrian.

Tropical Storms in the Atlantic typically receive more attention then its Pacific counterpart. This is due to the increased risk of landfall in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. Tropical storms in the Eastern Pacific do, however, typically generate earlier in the year. The Eastern Pacific tropical season officially starts on May 15th, while the Atlantic topical season starts on June 1st. Warm sea surface temperatures along coastal Central American and Mainland Mexico are largely responsible for the earlier arrival of storms in the Eastern Pacific.

To stay on top of Tropical Storm Adrian and all of the 2011 Tropical Activity, keep it tuned to the Swellinfo Hurricane Center.