Watching Two Areas for Possible Development Over East Pacific

5/22/2015 1:17:18 PM

One tropical wave is located about 1,350 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Another area of low pressure is about 2,000 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja. These features are expected to move slowly westward over the next several days. Development is not expected through tonight, but there is some potential for development of either or both of these systems over the weekend or early next week. However, due to their proximity to each other if significant development were to occur it would probably only happen with one of these features. Both are far away from any land areas.

Elsewhere across the East Pacific it is quiet, and no development is likely for at least the next several days.

By Senior Meteorologist Brian Wimer

2015 East Pacific Storms

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National Hurricane Center Outlook

NHC E. Pacific Activity

ABPZ20 KNHC 221153

500 AM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude:

A large area of cloudiness and disorganized thunderstorms
associated with a tropical wave is located about 1350 miles
southwest of the southern tip of Baja California.  Environmental
conditions are becoming more conducive for development of
this system during the next several days while it moves west-
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...30 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...60 percent

Shower activity associated with a broad area of low pressure
located about 2000 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja
California has become more concentrated this morning. Some
development of this system is possible during the next couple of
days while the low moves slowly northwestward.  After that time,
development is less likely due to the proximity of the disturbance
to its northeast.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...50 percent

Forecaster Beven

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