By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James
The Pacific Disaster Center’s (PDC Global) Friday, October 13, 2023, Tropical Cyclone Activity Report…for the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico
CURRENT TROPICAL CYCLONES:
Tropical Cyclone 16L (Sean)…is located 1235 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands
Tropical Cyclone 16L (Sean)
SEAN STRUGGLING THIS AFTERNOON
Sean is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h). A turn toward the northwest is expected later this evening, and this motion should continue for the next day or so. Sean is then expected to turn back toward the west-northwest by Sunday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Additional weakening is anticipated. Sean will likely become a post-tropical remnant low over the weekend.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center.
>>> Eastern Tropical Atlantic…
Shower and thunderstorm activity has been increasing near an area of low pressure located several hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, although recent satellite images indicate that the surface circulation remains broad.
Environmental conditions are expected to become more conducive for development during the next few days, and a tropical depression is likely to form during the early to middle portion of next week as the system moves westward or west-northwestward across the central and western tropical Atlantic.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…medium…40 percent
* Formation chance through 7 days…high…80 percent