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Oct
23
2017

Tropical Cyclone Activity Report – Atlantic Ocean / Caribbean Sea / Gulf of Mexico

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

PDC Disaster Alert…displaying Global Clouds and 3-hour Precipitation Accumulation

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The Atlantic Ocean is quiet in terms of possible tropical cyclone development, although an area of warm water (1-3 degrees above normal for this time of year) in the western Caribbean…may become active in terms of tropical cyclone development later this week.

The area is in an oceanic region where tropical cyclones have been known to develop during the late October and November time frame.

Areas from Central America and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula to Cuba, the Florida Peninsula, the Bahamas, Hispaniola and Puerto Rico should monitor tropical weather conditions this week.

 

Atlantic Ocean

NOAA satellite image of the Atlantic

Caribbean Sea

1.) A broad area of low pressure is expected to form over the western Caribbean Sea during the next few days.

Slow development of this system is possible thereafter while it moves northwestward to northward.

* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…medium…40 percent

NOAA satellite image of the Caribbean Sea

Gulf of Mexico

Latest satellite image of the Gulf of Mexico

 

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