The first Tropical Depression of the 2020 Eastern Pacific Hurricane season, which technically doesn’t start until May 15, has degenerated into a remnant low pressure system. Because of that, the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida will no longer issue advisories on the system.
According to the National Hurricane Center, the system has lacked significant organized deep convection for at least 10 hours, and is moving into increasingly more stable air and over sea surface temperatures of less than 77F. As such, the depression was downgraded to a post-tropical remnant low.
At 2pm PT, the remnant low was over the open waters of the eastern North Pacific Ocean about 770 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, moving toward the northwest near 9 mph. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 30 mph with higher gusts. Additional weakening is forecast to occur during the next 48 hours and the system is expected to dissipate by tomorrow tonight.
The Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season runs from May 15 to November 30 while the Central Pacific Hurricane Season, which includes Hawaii, and the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which includes the U.S. Gulf and East Coasts, begin on June 1; they too run through November 30.