Not to long later into the month of May when the Eastern Pacific decided to have a say in this. You thought the Atlantic would become the only basin to get an early start to the season in the Northern Hemisphere? Well, the Eastern Pacific decided to say, “Hold my beer.” And have a storm just miles and miles and miles away from land in a form of Adrian. And just days before the start of the 2017 Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season. A week before the official start.
Was an area of invest roaming around just south of Central America that what looked like things are going well, a bit organized to be at least. Was named 90E by the NHC and you thought, including myself, that the storm would form. Mostly because it’s too early in the season and the season haven’t started until a few days to its official start, which is May 15th. Oh…the irony in that because what happened with Arlene, that system decided to become a Tropical Depression on May 9th, mostly due to the storm being around really warm waters. And warm waters are one of the things that fuel tropical systems. And just before the day comes to an end, the NHC had decided to give the name, Adrian. But like Arlene in the Atlantic, it was short lived. Forecasters predicted that the storm would become a hurricane, at least at Category 2 strength and became a threat to Mexico on Mother’s Day weekend. That didn’t happen when the storm entered an area where wind shear is too high for the storm to strengthen. Thus, end up becoming extratropical on the Eleventh and die off.
Adrian in 2017 became the earliest storm to be named in the Eastern Pacific since satellites began. Becoming the earliest to be named before the season began since Tropical Storm Alma back in 1990. And of course, you’re probably thinking? Will this spell an active season? Like I said, it takes a grain of salt whether or not what kind of season we’ll have. But with a potential El Nino about to take over, maybe. Both seasons last year in 2016 were neutral. Both basins where possibly equal, yet active. With the Atlantic, ended it with Otto. And with the Pacific, ended it with Tina. Even though Otto crossed to the Pacific after making landfall in Central America. Like I said in my Arlene recap, it takes a grain of salt to see what kind of season we’ll have. And I guess we’ll wait and see about that as the season progress. And oh yeah, Happy First Day of the 2017 Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season. Even though, yep, Adrian, ruined the surprise.
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