May 15th, 2013
09:36 PM ET

Season's first named storm forms in eastern Pacific

The hurricane season opened Wednesday with a flourish, and more specifically, with the debut of its first named storm, Tropical Storm Alvin.

Tropical Depression 1-E was upgraded and named a tropical storm on Wednesday, which happens to be the first day of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season, according to the National Hurricane Center. The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts on June 1, and both seasons end November 30.

"Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours," the Miami-based hurricane center said, "and Alvin could become a hurricane in a couple of days."

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  1. rupert

    Wow, so early. Seems as if only yesterday it was spring. This is my request for naming the next three storms beginning with the present one, letter "A" :
    1. Alvin
    2. Banasy
    3. Chrissy
    4. Dazzle

    May 15, 2013 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. rupert

    Sorry, I forgot.

    May 15, 2013 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. wut

    Aww! Hurpicane Wut has a nice ring to it!

    May 15, 2013 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • wut

      Tropicana Storm Wut also has a nice ring. Yeah. Or how about Hurricane Mac-n-cheese?


      May 15, 2013 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Lol ty rupert!

    May 15, 2013 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Moving to Fox soon"

    ALVIN!!!! ....ok Dave.

    May 16, 2013 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  6. vikingwoman

    Hurricane Fern in spring1972 was named after me!!

    May 16, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. vikingwoman

    So the 3rd storm of the year will be named The Chipmunks!? & the 4th Dave?? lol! That'll be fun!!

    May 16, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |