Tropical Storm Alma

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Satellite image of Tropical Storm Alma

Tropical Storm Alma was a tropical cyclone in the 2008 Pacific hurricane season. It formed off the coast of Costa Rica on May 29. At first, it was forecast to be a weak storm, However, it quickly gained strength. It then hit land on Nicaragua.[1]

Alma was the first tropical storm to ever hit the Pacific coast of Nicaragua. Lots of rain from the storm caused flooding, and eleven people were killed in the area. The remains later became Tropical Storm Arthur in the Atlantic.

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Tropical cyclones of the 2008 Pacific hurricane season
Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale
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* Central Pacific system