Tropical Cyclone Activity Report – Atlantic Ocean / Caribbean Sea / Gulf of Mexico

January 12, 2016
  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    50 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Asosan, Japan

    8 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - SW of Birao, Vakaga - Central African Republic

    11 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Malakal, Upper Nile - South Sudan

    12 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Sangeang Api, Indonesia

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfires - Queensland, Australia

    20 minutes ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - N of Ravensthorpe, Western Australia - Australia

    20 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Ravensthorpe, Western Australia - Australia

    20 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Esperance, Western Australia - Australia

    21 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - W of Grafton, New South Wales - Australia

    22 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Katoomba, New South Wales - Australia

    23 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Batemans Bay, New South Wales - Australia

    24 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - W of Juan Jose Castelli, Chaco - Argentina

    48 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Chos Malal, Neuquén - Argentina

    48 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Western, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Tropical Cyclone - Pawan

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Tropical Cyclone - Ambali

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - Nebraska City, NE Region, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SW of Diapaga, Tapoa - Burkina Faso

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Flood - Carmi, IL Region, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Central City--Greenville, KY Region, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tropical Cyclone - Belna

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - New South Wales, Australia

    8 hours ago WATCH

  • Floods - Eastern Brazil

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Cibitoke Province, Burundi

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern Angola

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Eastern Wyoming, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Sierra Nevada, California, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Little Yoho National Park, Canada

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Southern Germany

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Southeastern Germany

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Southern Argentina

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Uganda

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Djibouti City, Djibouti

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Bududa, Uganda

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Sironko, Uganda

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Cunene Province, Angola

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.0 - 164km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga

    16 hours ago WATCH

  • Drought - Eastern South Korea

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Southeastern New Zealand

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Central New Zealand

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - England, United Kingdom

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Park, Canada

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Gunnison and Aspen, Colorado, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Northern Utah, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Western Wyoming, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Southeastern Idaho, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Glacier National Park, Canada

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Valparaiso Municipality, Chile

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Bolivia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Western Peru

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flooding - Northern Philippines

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - South India

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.7 - 173km NW of Hihifo, Tonga

    14 hours ago WATCH

  • Winter Storm - Alaska, United States

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mitchell, SD Region, United States

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 138km ENE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Nishinoshima, Japan

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 128km SSE of Pondaguitan, Philippines

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 6.0 - 63km NNE of Isangel, Vanuatu

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Drought - Southeastern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southeastern Alaska, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

    1 day ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Eastern New Mexico

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Western and Northern DR Congo

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Somalia and Kenya

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Central Asia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Dengue Fever Outbreak - Pakistan

    2 weeks ago ADVISORY

  • Dengue Outbreak - Philippines

    3 months ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Etna, Italy

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo/Uganda

    5 months ago WARNING

  • Dengue Fever Outbreak - Republic of the Sudan

    1 week ago ADVISORY

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Tropical Cyclone Activity Report – Atlantic Ocean / Caribbean Sea / Gulf of Mexico
January 12, 2016

There are no active tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea…or the Gulf of Mexico

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying 3-hour precipitation accumulation…and an area of disturbed weather 900 miles southwest of the Azores

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying 3-hour precipitation accumulation…and an area of disturbed weather 900 miles southwest of the Azores

The NHC continues pointing out an unusual non-tropical low pressure system centered, being referred to as Invest 90L, located about 900 miles southwest of the Azores, which is producing a large area of gale force winds…reaching 60 mph (tropical storm force).

Here’s a satellite image of this area, along with a near real time wind profile of this disturbance

Here’s what the computer models are showing

Shower activity is currently limited near the center, but this low could gradually acquire some subtropical or tropical characteristics during the next couple of days…while it moves southeastward and then eastward into the eastern subtropical Atlantic.

Regardless of subtropical or tropical cyclone formation, this system is expected to produce hazardous marine conditions over portions of the central and eastern Atlantic for the next few days.

Ocean temperatures are on the cool side for a tropical system to develop…although still warm enough for the disturbance to become a subtropical storm. If this storm were to get a name…it would be Alex.

Regardless of development, the disturbance may bring heavy rains and strong winds in excess of 50 mph to the Azores Islands by Friday.

*  Formation chance through 48 hours…medium…40 percent
*  Formation chance through 5 days…medium…40 percent

This is the 5-day graphical tropical weather outlook

Only one January tropical storm has formed in the Atlantic Ocean since record keeping began back in 1851…which was an unnamed 1938 hurricane that became a tropical cyclone on January 3rd well east of the Lesser Antilles Islands.

 

Atlantic Ocean

There are no active tropical cyclones

Here’s a satellite image of the Atlantic Ocean

Caribbean Sea

There are no active tropical cyclones

WSI satellite image of the Caribbean Sea

Gulf of Mexico

There are no active tropical cyclones

Latest satellite image of the Gulf of Mexico