Invest 97W
Thursday, January 12, 2023

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By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James

Current Tropical Cyclones:

There are no tropical cyclones at the time of this writing


Northwest Pacific Ocean

>>> There’s an area of disturbed weather, being referred to as Invest 97W…which is located approximately 393 NM southeast of Legazpi, Philippines.

Enhanced infrared satellite imagery depicts a poorly organized, broad monsoon depression like system with 15-20 knot winds and centrally located convection aloft.

Environmental analysis reveals marginally favorable conditions for development with robust outflow and strong divergence aloft, low to moderate (15-20 knot) vertical wind shear, and warm sea water temperatures.

Global models generally agree on the slow development of a monsoon depression that remains quasi-stationary over the next 24-48 hours.

Maximum sustained surface winds are estimated at 15 to 20 knots.

The potential for the development remains low.