First named tropical system in Pacific could redevelop in Gulf next week

ORLANDO, Fla. — Tropical Storm Agatha formed in the eastern Pacific basin Saturday morning, making it the first named system of the season for that area.

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For our Atlantic basin, we’ve still yet to see a tropical cyclone develop.


Agatha is expected to become a hurricane and move over Mexico.

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The National Hurricane Center will continue to monitor its remnants for future redevelopment after possibly moving over the Gulf or Western Caribbean next week.

If the remnants reorganize and became a named storm in the Gulf or Caribbean, a new name would be assigned from our Atlantic list of names.

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Crossover systems like this do occasionally happen. Last year, Hurricane Grace moved from the Gulf then over Mexico, and then regenerated into Marty after moving over the eastern Pacific.

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