Tropical Storm Andres is designated
Monday, June 22, 2009
Shortly after being classified, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) have upgraded Tropical Depression Two-E to Tropical Storm Andres, the first named storm of the 2009 Pacific hurricane season. The storm is currently located off the coast of Mexico.
The cyclone originated in a large low pressure system that gradually organized and strengthened throughout the day on Sunday.
Peak winds associated with Andres are estimated at 60 mph, with gusts to 75 mph. The cyclone is tracking towards the west-northwest at 5 mph. Barometric pressure at the storm's center has fallen to 995 mbar.
Forecasters say the system might affect the southwestern Mexican coast during the next few days. Accordingly, tropical storm warnings and hurricane watches have been posted by the government of Mexico. The possibility exists for the storm to attain hurricane status within the next day or two.
Interests in the region are advised to monitor the storm's progress over coming days.
- Forecasters Blake and Brennen. "Tropical Storm Andrews Public Discussion Number 4" — , June 22, 2009
- Forecaster Pasch. "Tropical Storm Andrews Public Discussion Number 3" — , June 22, 2009
- Forecaster Pasch. "Tropical Storm Andrews Public Advisory Number 2A" — , June 21, 2009
- Forecaster Kimberlain. "Tropical Storm Andres Discussion Number 2" — , June 21, 2009
- Staff Writer. "Tropical Storm Andres forms in Pacific off Mexico" — , June 21, 2009
- Forecasters Berg and Pasch. "Tropical Depression Two-E Forecast Discussion" — , June 21, 2009