Hurricane season in the eastern Pacific began today and, right on cue, the first named storm appeared. Tropical Storm Alvin formed earlier today about 665 miles SSW of Acapulco, Mexico. Alvin is moving toward the WNW at 13 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph.
Alvin is expected to continue moving toward the WNW with a slight decrease in forward speed by Friday. Conditions favor strengthening and Alvin may become a hurricane in two to three days.
Over in the Atlantic Basin, things are quiet. The Atlantic season begins June 1.