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.
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.
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.
— Philip Klotzbach (@philklotzbach) October 28, 2017
Tropical Depression Selma is expected to produce torrential rainfall and flash flooding through Sunday.
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.
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!