Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Mexico has named its first hurricane of the 2023 season. On Wednesday, tropical storm Adrian that formed in the Pacific Tuesday, became a Category 1 hurricane Wednesday.
When Adrian made hurricane status, it was 575 kilometers southwest of Manzanillo, Colima, the National Water Commission (Conagua) reported. Adrian, which will not make landfall, will continue on its trajectory with 120 km/h winds and gusts of 150 km/h as it moves west out to sea at 13 km/h.
As Adrian takes its slow turn west, the coastal states of Colima, Jalisco, Michoacán and western Guerrero were forecast to experience 50 to 75 mms of rain and 1 to 3 meter waves as the storm passed.
Hurricane Adrian is forecast to continue heading northwest where it is expected to turn back into a tropical storm by Saturday and likely completely dissipate by next Tuesday.
On June 19, the National Hurricane Center out of Miami had forecast a tropical system to turn Category 1 hurricane status, making it the first in the Atlantic. However, the storm took on a different trajactory and disappated before reaching land.