By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James
The Pacific Disaster Center’s (PDC Global) Saturday, September 16, 2023, Tropical Cyclone Activity Report…for the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and adjacent Seas
Current Tropical Cyclones:
Tropical Cyclone 12E…is located about 1085 miles east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii
Northeast Pacific Ocean:
Tropical Cyclone 12E
DEPRESSION NEAR THE CENTRAL PACIFIC AND POORLY ORGANIZED…THE NEXT ADVISORY ON THIS SYSTEM WILL BE ISSUED BY THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER
According to the NHC advisory number 5…
The depression is moving toward the west near 12 mph (19 km/h). A westward to west-southwestward motion is expected during the next day or so.
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Weakening is expected, and the depression is forecast to become a remnant low tonight.
Central East Pacific…
A broad area of low pressure is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms well south of southern Mexico. Environmental conditions are forecast to become conducive for gradual development of this system, and a tropical depression could form by the middle of next week. The system is expected to move west-northwestward over the central and western portions of the east Pacific during the next several days.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0 percent
* Formation chance through 7 days…medium…40 percent
Central North Pacific:
The National Hurricane Center in Miami Florida is issuing advisories on Tropical Depression Twelve-E, centered about 1050 miles east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii. The depression is forecast to move to the west-southwest and enter the Central Pacific this afternoon.
Elsewhere, no tropical cyclones are expected during the next 7 days.
Western Pacific, Indian Ocean and adjacent Seas:
There are no Tropical Cyclones…nor any areas of disturbed weather being investigated by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)