Tropical Depression Adrian is fizzling off the Mexican Pacific coast after become a record-early eastern Pacific named storm Tuesday.
Adrian was the earliest tropical cyclone to form in the northeast Pacific in the satellite era. This record was previously held by Hurricane Alma in 1990.
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However, strong wind shear took its toll on the tropical cyclone and Adrian weakened to a tropical depression late Wednesday night.
Here's the latest from the National Hurricane Center:
Current Storm Status
The tropical cyclone's main thunderstorm activity has become well removed from its center of circulation, due to strong southeasterly vertical wind shear.
In fact, as of Thursday morning, only a few weak puffs of convection were located near what had become mainly a low-level swirl of clouds defining Adrian's center. The lion's share of thunderstorm activity was occurring far from the center along the coasts of southeast Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador.
Unless there's a dramatic uptick in convection near Adrian's center, it will likely be designated a remnant low Thursday.
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A Rebirth?Some computer forecast models redevelop Adrian's remnant into a tropical cyclone this weekend or next week, whereas others show Adrian remaining a shallow remnant low for the next five-plus days.
Water temperatures are in the mid-80s, so, assuming wind shear relaxes, we can't rule out a redevelopment of Adrian this weekend or next week.
Winds in the surrounding atmosphere are expected to become very weak by this weekend.
As a result, Adrian's remnants may stall off the coast of Mexico's Pacific coast and linger for some time, possibly well into next week.
Rainfall Forecast Through Sunday
The eastern Pacific season begins May 15, which is about a half-month earlier than the Atlantic season. The earlier start date is due to warmer waters and typically weaker wind shear earlier in the season as compared to the Atlantic.
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