Season's 1st tropical storm forms in eastern Pacific

GETTYHurricane Irma wrecked havoc on Florida and the Caribbean last year

Fortunately, the hurricane poses no direct threat to land, however, a second named storm may be brewing in another area off the Mexican coast and should it develop into a tropical storm, it would earn the name Bud.

The Eastern Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15 through November 30.

The Weather Channel reported Aletta is centered just under 500 miles south of Mexico's Baja Peninsula.

The storm has maximum sustained winds near 120 miles per hour.

Aletta, which became a hurricane on Thursday afternoon, rapidly intensified in less than 24 hours. It boasts a handsome presence on satellite imagery, nearly perfectly symmetric and featuring a well-defined eye.

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However, over the weekend, the storm is forecast to steadily decay.

The center said the storm was likely to strengthen some more as it moved farther out into the Pacific, but predicted Aletta would begin weakening Saturday.

With the formation of Aletta, the hurricane season in the Eastern Pacific basin is off to an early start.

While it may seem unusual for the Pacific's first storm to be so strong, meteorologist Jonathan Erdman discovered it's not all that uncommon.

An average Eastern Pacific hurricane season produces 15 to 16 named storms, with eight to nine becoming hurricanes and four becoming major hurricanes.

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