Earliest recorded (but short-lived) tropical depression in East Pacific now a remnant low

Earliest recorded (but short-lived) tropical depression in East Pacific now a remnant low
Forecasters are tracking the earliest tropical cyclone to form in the eastern North Pacific. (Source: NOAA)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The year’s first tropical cyclone in the East Pacific has degenerated into a remnant low pressure area.

The National Hurricane Center said Tropical Depression One-E formed Saturday morning, making it “the earliest formation of a tropical cyclone in the eastern North Pacific basin since the satellite era began in 1966.”

By Sunday noon, it had weakened into a remnant low pressure area some 770 southwest of the southern tip of Baja California and was moving to the northwest at 9 miles per hour. It was forecast to move to the west Sunday night and be dissipated by Monday night,.

Maximum sustained winds were at 30 miles per hour.

The East Pacific hurricane season begins May 15. The hurricane season in the Central Pacific begins June 1.

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