First Tropical Storm of '17 Season Developing

The first tropical storm of the season formed early Tuesday in the eastern Pacific.

Tropical storm Adrian is the earliest tropical storm to form since data started being tracked by satellites.

The Atlantic and Pacific oceans have different hurricane seasons. In Texas, we put most of our focus on the Atlantic hurricane season which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. The peak in activity happens during the end of August through beginning of September.

The Pacific season starts earlier — May 15. Conditions for hurricane formation and growth are more favorable for hurricanes earlier this season. The water is usually warmer earlier and there is weaker wind shear.

Adrian may strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane. The biggest threats will be next week.

The outer rain bands may produce heavy rain, leading to flash flooding and mudslides in portions of southern Mexico and the mountains of Guatemala.

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