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May
27
2014

Tropical Cyclone Activity Report – Pacific / Indian Oceans

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Tropical Cyclone 01E (Amanda) remains active in the northeastern Pacific…located approximately 585 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying 3 hour precipitation accumulation, forecast positions, wind segments for Tropical Cyclone 01E (Amanda) in the NE Pacific Ocean

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying 3 hour precipitation accumulation, forecast positions, wind segments for Tropical Cyclone 01E (Amanda) in the NE Pacific Ocean

The first tropical cyclone of the 2014 NE Pacific hurricane season, tropical cyclone 01E (Amanda), continues to churn the waters of the northeast Pacific Ocean. It is located about 585 miles to the south-southwest of Baja California.

Amanda is moving towards the north-northwest near 6 mph…with this general motion expected to continue through the next few days.

The central eye of this still strong hurricane has disappeared from view, using visible and IR satellite imagery. However, microwave imagery still shows that a small eye was present this morning.

The north-northeastward motion of this hurricane should continue over the next several days, although it will take an abrupt turn back towards the southwest…in the latter part of the NHC forecast period. If this turn occurs as the models point out, it would spare the Mexican coast from impact.

The wind speeds in the extended forecast range call for this hurricane, currently at a category 3 rating, to drop down to tropical storm status within 36 hours (Thursday morning), and further to a tropical depression in 96 hours…and then becoming a post tropical/remnant low by the 120 hour mark.

Maximum sustained winds are currently near 120 mph with gusts to near 150 mph…with a steady weakening trend expected to continue.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center…with tropical storm force winds outward to 105 miles.

Here’s what the hurricane models are showing in a graphical display.

Here’s a looping satellite image of this general area…along with the latest NOAA IR satellite picture of this hurricane

Here’s the northeast Pacific’s Sea Surface Temperatures

This first hurricane of the season, peaked in strength two days ago, with winds reaching 155 mph…which gave it a category 4 rating.  This makes Amanda the strongest NE Pacific hurricane ever…in the month of May!

Eastern North Pacific

Tropical Cyclone 01E (Amanda) 

NHC textual forecast
NHC graphical track map
NOAA satellite image
Pacific Disaster Center’s Global Hazards Atlas

Eastern Pacific Satellite Image

Here’s the northeast Pacific’s Sea Surface Temperatures

Central North Pacific

The Central Pacific hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th…and will begin again June 1st. Here’s the 2013 hurricane season summary

Latest Central Pacific Satellite Image

Here’s the central Pacific’s Sea Surface Temperatures

Western North Pacific

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

Here’s the Sea Surface temperatures for this area of the NW Pacific

South Pacific

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

Here’s the Sea Surface Temperatures for this area of the South Pacific

North Indian Ocean

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

Here’s the Sea Surface Temperatures for the North Indian Ocean

South Indian Ocean

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

Here’s the Sea Surface Temperatures for the South Indian Ocean

North Arabian Sea

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area