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Apr
18
2017

Tropical Cyclone Activity Report – Pacific / Indian Oceans

There are no active tropical cyclones at the time of this writing

PDC Disaster Alert, displaying PDC Active Hazards, and 1-day precipitation accumulation layers

However, there’s a tropical disturbance, which is the remnants of Tropical Disturbance 02W…which is located approximately 260 NM northwest of Manila, Philippines

Here’s a satellite image of this disturbance…along with what the computer models are showing.

Here’s a near real-time wind profile of this disturbance

According to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), satellite images show a fully exposed low level circulation center, with flaring convection to the west, with 15-20 knot winds to the south…and 10-15 knots to the north.

Upper level conditions are marginally favorable, with the system currently located beneath an upper level ridge of high pressure, causing low wind shear. However, the system does not have strong poleward or equatorward outflow channels.

Meanwhile, the disturbance is entraining dry air, which is expected to prevent re-intensification.

Global models continue to dissipate the remnants of TC 02W over the next 12-24 hours…as the system tracks northward.

Maximum sustained winds are estimated to be 15-20 knots.

The potential for the development of a significant tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours remains low.

 

Eastern North Pacific

The eastern Pacific hurricane season officially ended on November 30, 2016. Therefore, the last regularly scheduled tropical weather outlook of the 2016 hurricane season has occurred. During the off-season, special tropical weather outlooks will be issued as conditions warrant. The Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) will begin coverage of the eastern Pacific again on May 15, 2017.

Here’s the NOAA 2016 Hurricane Season Summary for the Eastern Pacific Basin

Central North Pacific

The central north Pacific hurricane season officially ended on November 30, 2016. Therefore, the last regularly scheduled tropical weather outlook of the 2016 hurricane season has occurred. During the off-season, special tropical weather outlooks will be issued as conditions warrant. The Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) will begin coverage of the central Pacific again on June 1, 2017.

Here’s the NOAA 2016 Hurricane Season Summary for the Central Pacific Basin

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Western North Pacific

There are no current tropical cyclones

South Pacific

There are no current tropical cyclones

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North Indian Ocean

There are no current tropical cyclones

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South Indian Ocean

There are no current tropical cyclones

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North Arabian Sea

There are no current tropical cyclones

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