Is it the first hurricane of the 2009 season? Tropical Storm Andres formed in the Pacific Ocean and is expected to strike somewhere on the Southern coast of Mexico. It is strengthening and could reach hurricane strength over the next 36-hours.
On Monday, June 22 a public advisory was issued at 11 a.m. PDT providing details on a recently formed tropical storm. It is the first named storm for the 2009 season and the first name on the list of the Eastern North Pacific list and although it isn't a threat to the Atlantic coastline, Pacific coastal Mexico is in it's path.
THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ANDRES WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 16.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE 102.3 WEST OR ABOUT 240
MILES...390 KM...SOUTHEAST OF MANZANILLO MEXICO
THE FORECAST TRACK...ANDRES WILL
BE PASSING VERY NEAR THE COAST OF SOUTHWESTERN MEXICO ON TUESDAY
AND TUESDAY NIGHT.
A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued along the southern Mexico coastline from Lazaro Cardenas to Manzanillo. This means that conditions in relation to a tropical storm are expected within the next 24 hours. According to a The Weather Channel's update on the storm, it was said to be "quite healthy" in regards to development., even expected to develop into a hurricane.
This could be the first official hurricane of the 2009 hurricane season.