The first Western Pacific storm of the season happened to develop and dissipate prior to the formation of this blog, but it is worth while reporting it. The Tropical Storm was named Alvin. All tropical storms worldwide regardless of strength for 2013 will be reported on this blog in real time. Noted below, there were 8 advisories on the storm, that developed winds up to 50 MPH on Thursday, May 16, 2013. The storm was short lived, as it finally dissipated in less than 2 days.