Tropical Storm Cristobal Forms In Gulf, Setting New Atlantic Record

 Wednesday, June 3, 2020


Tropical Storm Cristobal, the third named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, formed over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday afternoon.

The newly-formed Cristobal continued unleashing torrential rainfall across portions of Mexico and central America on Tuesday, threatening serious flooding and mudslides.

As of early Wednesday morning, the storm was making landfall near the borders of Mexico states of Tabasco and Campeche, with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph.

Tropical Storm Warnings were in effect for Campeche to Puerto de Veracruz in Mexico, with tropical storm conditions already occurring in portions of the warning area.

With the upgrade to tropical storm status, a new record has been set for the Atlantic basin. Cristobal has has now become the earliest occurrence of a third named system in the Atlantic basin during any hurricane season in recorded history.