The Pacific hurricane season has come alive for the first time this season today. An area of disturbed weather a little over 600 miles south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, has become organized enough to become the first tropical depression.
Further development is likely as it moves slowly west-northwest and it can become a tropical storm, named Amanda, in the next 24 hours.
This will be no threat to land at all as it moves in a westward motion on the south side of a ridge.
This is likely to be a busy, busy hurricane season in the Eastern Pacific with a solid El Nino in place.
For much of the last week the monsoon moisture flow into the Southwest has been completely shut down by dry westerly winds. This is about to change.
A big pattern change is underway, one that will completely shut down any chance of showers and thunderstorms for an extended time period.
Marie will be having a big impact if you are at the beaches
Most every city deficit is at least one full year of normal rainfall behind, some cities are closer to two years.
At 1075 feet cuts in water deliveries would take place for Nevada and Arizona, including the huge tourist destination of the Las Vegas Valley
With approximately 1.6 million acres burned so far this is about 600,000 acres less than last year