Barbara Weakens to Tropical Depression

June 3, 2007
(9:10 a.m.) -- Tropical Storm Barbara, the second named storm of the Pacific season, met land on Saturday morning and was quickly downgraded to a tropical depression in the afternoon. Maximum sustained winds decreased to about 30 miles per hour.

Barbara follows Alvin, which fizzled out over the ocean this week and posed no threat to land. According to media reports, this is only the third time two named storms have been in the Pacific Ocean in May (the last instances were 1984 and 1956). The Pacific season began on May 15; the Atlantic season officially starts today.

No cruise lines have announced itinerary changes due to Barbara; this will be our last update on the storm. For season-long tracking of Pacific and Atlantic storms, be sure to visit Cruise Critic's Hurricane Zone, your one-stop shop for storm-related travel information. --by Melissa Baldwin, Senior Editor, and Erica Sapio, Assistant Editor