Amanda is first named storm of Eastern Pacific hurricane season

By on May 28, 2014

A view of Tropical Storm Amanda, first named storm of the 2014 hurricane season, captured by NASA’s Aqua satellite (Credit: NASA)


NASA’s Aqua satellite glimpsed the first major storm of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season off the coast of Mexico, NASA reported.

Amanda is the first named storm of the 2014 hurricane season. The tropical cyclone grew into a Category 4 hurricane over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. With sustained winds reported near 155 miles per hour, Amanda is the strongest recorded May hurricane.

Amanda has already weakened to a tropical storm. National Hurricane Center forecasters project that the storm could become a tropical depression by Friday, May 30.

Image: A view of Tropical Cyclone Amanda captured by NASA’s Aqua satellite (Credit: NASA)

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