By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James
The Pacific Disaster Center’s (PDC Global) Thursday, October 12, 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 905 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands
Tropical Cyclone 16L (Sean)
SEAN STRENGTHENS BACK INTO A TROPICAL STORM
Sean is moving toward the northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h). A northwest to west-northwestward motion is expected during the next few days.
Satellite wind data indicates that maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next few days.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km) from the center.
>>> Eastern Tropical Atlantic…
Shower and thunderstorm activity is limited and disorganized this afternoon in association with a broad area of low pressure located several hundred miles to the south of the Cabo Verde Islands.
While environmental conditions are currently only marginally favorable for slow development over the next couple of days, they are forecast to become more favorable by early next week. A tropical depression could form by the middle of next week as this system moves generally westward across the eastern and central tropical Atlantic.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…10 percent
* Formation chance through 7 days…medium…40 percent