The threat of tropical cyclone development near the Central American coast has diminished, with Blas and Celia well developed, and now decaying, in the Eastern Pacific Basin on the opposite Central American Coast.
Right now, the National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Blas, located several hundred miles south of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, and on Tropical Depression Celia, located less than one hundred miles south-southwest of the coast of El Salvador. Yesterday, Blas was a hurricane while Celia was a Tropical Storm. Blas is moving west-northwest away from the coast; Celia is also moving west-northwest, but because it is close to the coastline, it will continue to bring soaking rains to portions of Central America.
Initially, computer forecast models suggested moisture and energy around Central America would collect around the Central American east coast, perhaps creating a new tropical cyclone in the Atlantic Basin. But with Celia and Blas taking away both, the threat has evaporated. Now, the National Hurricane Center believes that no system will form in the Atlantic basin along the Central American coast …or anywhere throughout the basin for that matter… for the next 5 days.
The Atlantic Hurricane Season began on June 1 and runs through to the end of November.