Tropical storm forms off Mexico, takes aim at Oaxaca coast

NASA sees formation of Tropical Depression Two-E in Eastern Pacific Ocean

Tropical storm forms off Mexico, takes aim at Oaxaca coast

The hurricane center says it's possible it will become a tropical storm before crossing over land and losing strength.

A tropical low spinning south of Mexico organized into Tropical Depression Two-E on Wednesday morning.

The remnants of Tropical Storm Beatriz over Mexico is embedded in this flow of moisture.

Tropical Storm Beatriz made landfall Thursday evening in the southern Mexico state of Oaxaca, bringing heavy rains that triggered mudslides, which resulted in two deaths. It had maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour (55 kph) and was moving northeast at 2 miles per hour (4 kph). It appears - as would be expected - that the mountainous terrain of Mexico has seriously shredded "Beatriz" & regeneration over the Gulf of Mexico looks unlikely (though not impossible!).

At 7:45 a.m. EDT (1145 UTC) on June 2, the NASA/NOAA GOES Project at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, generated a visible image of the depression from NOAA's GOES-East satellite.

According to the SMN, Beatriz could produce torrential storms and dump over 250 mm of rain in Oaxaca, Veracruz, Chiapas and Tabasco states, and approximately 150 to 250 mm of rain in Campeche and Puebla.

"Heavy rainfall remains the primary threat", the center said in a bulletin.

It is expected to weaken and dissipate tomorrow or tomorrow night over the mountains.

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