Another anomalous tropical storm in 2017: Selma is the first northeastern Pacific named storm on record to make landfall in El Salvador after forming in an unusual location

The anomalous tropical storm / hurricane season 2017 continues.

Selma is the first northeastern Pacific named storm on record to make landfall in El Salvador after forming in an unusual place on Friday.

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Selma engulfs El Salvador on October 28 2017. via Weather

Selma made landfall as a tropical storm in El Salvador Saturday morning, after developing in a rare location Friday morning. Selma is only the second tropical storm – after tropical Storm Alma in 2008 – to form east of longitude 90W on record, that did not come from an Atlantic basin tropical cyclone.

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This is the first landfall in El Salvador from a northeastern Pacific named storm on record. El Salvador has been impacted by tropical cyclones before, but none have made landfall from the northeastern Pacific side.

Tropical Depression Selma is expected to produce torrential rainfall and flash flooding through Sunday.

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Potential path of the center of the tropical cyclone Selma over El Salvador. via Weather

Tropical storm warnings are in effect for the entire coast of El Salvador and a tropical storm watch has been issued for the Pacific coast of Guatemala.

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El Salvador has been impacted by named storms before, but none have made landfall from NE Pacific side as tropical storm. via Twitter

Selma’s heavy rainfall will most probably cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides through this weekend. So if you are living in the area, get prepared!

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