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The Pacific's Hurricane Agatha could become a tropical system in the Atlantic

This satellite image made available by NOAA shows Hurricane Agatha off the Pacific coast of Oaxaca state, Mexico on Monday, May 30, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. EDT.
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This satellite image made available by NOAA shows Hurricane Agatha off the Pacific coast of Oaxaca state, Mexico on Monday, May 30, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. EDT.

Hurricane Agatha made history Monday afternoon as the strongest hurricane ever recorded to come ashore in May during the eastern Pacific hurricane season.

Now, what’s left of it could become a tropical system in the Atlantic.

Agatha made landfall as a Category 2 storm on a sparsely populated stretch of small beach towns and fishing villages in southern Mexico’s Oaxaca state. It quickly lost power moving inland over mountains and was downgraded to a tropical depression Tuesday morning.

Now, the remnants of Agatha could form the first tropical system of the Atlantic hurricane season. The National Hurricane Center says a tropical depression could develop in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico or northwestern Caribbean Sea late in the week.

The first name on the list of Atlantic storms this season is Alex, and hurricane season officially begins tomorrow, June 1st.