Morning Tropical Update 5/22/2012 – Alberto weakens, Watching Bud in the Pacific
Alberto has weakened this morning to a depression in the Atlantic due to colder water temps and unfavorable upper level conditions. This system is no longer any threat to land and will likely dissipate as it moves northeastward out to sea.
In the Eastern Pacific Tropical Storm Bud has emerged and will likely turn northward towards the Mexican Coast. There is some considerable uncertainty as to exact timing of a landfall but it is possible this weekend. Bud may reach hurricane strength and interests along the MX Pacific Coast need to monitor this system this week.