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A tropical depression has formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico, near the Yucatan Peninsula, and will likely grow into Tropical Storm Cristobal by Tuesday, marking the fastest start to the Atlantic hurricane season since 1851.

The storm, with winds of 30 miles per hour, needs to strengthen before it gets a name, but because the threat is high, Mexico has issued a tropical storm warning for the coastline, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

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