Cyclone Agatha Spawns Tropical Wave: A Look At Climate-Change & Long Storm Life Cycle

Storms that develop in the Pacific Ocean are called Cyclone or Typhoons, and the storm called Agatha that caused mudslides and flooding in Guatemala and Mexico, crossed over those countries and into the northern Caribbean, then spawned a tropical wave near the Yucatan Peninsular and western Cuba; and that tropical-wave headed north-eastward to southern Florida, USA.

Forecasters in the U.S say that the storm caused a lot of rain and serious thunder-storms that hit Florida on Saturday, June 4th.

Forecasters are predicting that the Tropical Wave that spawned from Agatha will go out over the Atlantic Ocean and if it strengthens it will be one of the longest life-cycle storms in recent memory.

Agatha devastated Guatemala and southern Mexico about a week ago and then dissipated, then regrouped to cause the tropical wave hitting Florida today.

On Sunday May 29th. Yale University Climate Connections reported that: “Agatha is now a rapidly strengthening hurricane, with top sustained winds of 85 mph as of 11 a.m. EDT Sunday. A hurricane warning is in effect from Salina Cruz to Lagunas de Chacahua. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is predicting Agatha to make landfall late Monday near or just east of Puerto Escondido as a top-end Category 2 storm, with top sustained winds of 110 mph. Agatha is likely to become the strongest landfalling Pacific hurricane on record so early in the year, as well as the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall so far east along Mexico’s Pacific Coast.”