First tropical storm of 2017 breaks record as eastern Pacific’s earliest

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — The first tropical storm of 2017 went down in the record books as the earliest named storm formation in the eastern Pacific Ocean, according to the National Hurricane Center.The storm, named Adrian, formed off the coast of Mexico late Tuesday, days prior to the official onset of the Pacific hurricane season, spokesman Dennis Feltgen of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration told AFP.