Satellite image of the Eastern Pacific Ocean showing newly formed Tropical Depression One-E
This article was provided by AccuWeather.com.
Today marks the start of the 2013 Eastern Pacific hurricane season, and right on time the first tropical depression of the season has formed.
An area of unsettled weather crossed the eastern Pacific Ocean several hundred miles to the west of Panama and well south of Mexico to become better organized during the past 12 hours prompting the upgrade.
Tropical Depression One-E is expected to move slowly off to the west-northwest and strengthen over the next several days.
Accuweather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski stated, "It is not uncommon for there to be an area of possible tropical development when the Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins."
As this system continues to strengthen, it will achieve tropical storm status, the name Alvin would then assigned to the storm.
No landmasses are expected to impacted by this new tropical system as it remains over the open Pacific Ocean.