The newly surfaced Tropical Storm Marty in the eastern Pacific Ocean may look a little familiar to you and there's a reason for that.
In its former life, Marty was known as Grace, a tropical system that developed in the Atlantic Ocean earlier this month and became a hurricane that made landfall in Mexico twice, killing several people.
So, how did Grace become Marty?
When Grace crossed the mountain terrain, it lost all of its strength and tropical characteristics, becoming disorganized.
When the remnants of Grace then moved past the mountains and entered back into warmer waters (eastern Pacific), the atmospheric conditions became favourable for redevelopment and they became organized enough for a new tropical storm to form — taking on the Marty moniker.
"It is not uncommon for tropical storms to move from the Atlantic basin to the Pacific basin, and redevelop into new storms. But it doesn't occur frequently," said Melinda Singh, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC)'s Monday morning update puts Marty at 370 km south-southwest of the southern tip of Baja, Calif. It is currently passing to the north of Socorro Island and is expected to remain over the open waters of the eastern Pacific.
Marty is chugging along to the west near 24 km/h. A westward motion at a slightly slower forward speed is forecast over the next few days.
Its maximum sustained winds are near 65 km/h with higher gusts. Some slight strengthening is possible by Monday night. Gradual weakening is forecast to begin on Tuesday, and then Marty is expected to weaken to a tropical depression by early Wednesday. From there, it is anticipated to degenerate into a remnant low on Thursday.
Stay tuned to The Weather Network for the latest forecast updates on Tropical Storm Marty.