1st tropical depression of Pacific season forms

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Posted: May 14, 2012 4:42 PM
1st tropical depression of Pacific season forms

The first tropical depression of the season has formed over the eastern Pacific Ocean, but it was not a threat to land.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Monday that the system was far from the coast, about 655 miles (1054 kilometers) south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico.

Forecasters say it could get stronger in the next day or so. It was expected to become a tropical storm late Monday or early Tuesday.

The depression was moving west, away from land, at about 8 mph (13 kph). Maximum sustained winds were at 35 mph (56 kph).