Earliest recorded tropical cyclone forms in eastern Pacific
MEXICO CITY - The earliest tropical cyclone on record formed Saturday in the eastern North Pacific, far off the coast of Mexico.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Tropical Depression One-E had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (55 kph), and while it was not forecast to strengthen into a named tropical storm before weakening, “it cannot be ruled out.”
The storm was expected to fade to a remnant low by Sunday night.
The storm was centered about 730 miles (1,175 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula and posed no threat to land.
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