By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James
The Pacific Disaster Center’s (PDC Global) Wednesday, November 1, 2023, Tropical Cyclone Activity Report…for the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and adjacent Seas
Current Tropical Cyclones:
Tropical Cyclone 19E (Pilar)…located about 190 miles west-southwest of San Salvador, El Salvador
Northeast Pacific Ocean:
Tropical Cyclone 19E (Pilar)
PILAR ACCELERATING WESTWARD AWAY FROM CENTRAL AMERICA
According to the NHC advisory number 17
Pilar is moving toward the west near 10 mph (17 km/h). A faster west-southwestward motion is expected by tonight or early Thursday, and that motion should continue into Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Some weakening is forecast during the next couple of days.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from the center.
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
RAINFALL: Pilar is expected to produce additional rainfall of 2 to4 inches, with local amounts to 6 inches, for portions of Central America from southern El Salvador, across southern Honduras, western Nicaragua, and northern Costa Rica through today. The additional rainfall will likely produce flash and urban flooding, along with mudslides in areas of higher terrain.
SURF: Swells generated by Pilar are expected to continue affecting the Pacific coast of Central America during the next couple of days. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
WIND: Tropical storm conditions could begin in the Tropical Storm Watch area through early this afternoon.
Central North Pacific:
There are no tropical cyclones, nor any areas of disturbed weather under investigation by the CPHC at the time of this writing.
Western Pacific, Indian Ocean and adjacent Seas:
There are no tropical cyclones, nor any areas of disturbed weather under investigation by the JTWC at the time of this writing.