Update:2013-05-17: Tropical Storm Alvin in the eastern Pacific… and Alvin poops to a trough. Alvin! ALVIN! (with apologies to The Chipmunks…)

Tropical Storm Alvin in the eastern Pacific, east of Central America and well offshore, is this season’s first named storm. With a track to the northwest, little impact is expected. As of this morning windspeeds are approximately 50mph and are expected to strengthen to Category 1 hurricane strength over the next day or so.

For more info about current hurricane activity follow Atlantic and eastern Pacific Hurricane Activity 2013.