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.
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There are several things to focus on across the West over the next week including dangerous surf, heat and storms.
Dangerous heat will build across the Southwest through the middle of next week putting some records in jeopardy.
Parts of the West will bake in the heat over the next few days but cooler weather will arrive by the start of the weekend.
Models have been consistent on bringing a rigorous system from the Northwest to the Southwest this weekend.
The pattern next week will favor unsettled and cool weather for the Northwest.
Rain and mountain snow will highlight just about every day this week in the Northwest.