Year's first tropical low headed for southwestern Mexico

A tropical low pressure area formed in the Eastern Pacific Ocean today, about 8 days before the official Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins. Formation of a significant tropical cyclone is possible within the next 12 to 24 hours.Dynamic models show a general northeastward track with slow development as the system tracks toward the Mexican coast.Tropical cyclone formation alert – graphic – May 7, 2014. Image credit: ATFC / JTWCNASA’s Aqua satellite passed over developing tropical low pressure system 90E on May 7 at 08:41 UTC and infrared data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument aboard, showed that some of the thunderstorms had high, cold cloud top temperatures as cold as -52C/-63F, indicating there was some strong uplift in the system.Image credit: NASA / JPL, Ed…

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