Tropical Cyclone Activity Report – Pacific / Indian Oceans

December 1, 2015
  • Flood - Baltimore, MD Region, United States

    11 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Los Angeles County (Soledad Fire), California, United States

    15 minutes ago WARNING

  • Flood - Springfield, MA--CT Region, United States

    27 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Santa Clara County (Crews Fire), California, United States

    35 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ebeko, Russia

    22 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 6.6 - 93 km N of Batang, Indonesia

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Flood - Mount Vernon, KY Region, United States

    35 minutes ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Rapid City, SD WFO Region, US

    34 minutes ago WARNING

  • Floods/ Landslides - Central and Western Nepal

    38 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern Japan

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Leitchfield, KY Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SE of Calulo, Cuanza Sul - Angola

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Malanje - Angola

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - SW of Malanje - Angola

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Nishinoshima, Japan

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - S of Severobaykalsk, Buryat - Russia

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Ust-Ulimsk, Irkutsk - Russia

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Chernyshevskiy, Chukot - Russia

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Pine Creek, Northern Territory - Australia

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Tropical Depression - Five-e

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - South Sandwich Islands region

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tropical Cyclone - Edouard

    5 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Udachnyy, Chukot - Russia

    4 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - Izu Islands, Japan region

    6 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Mariana Islands region

    12 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 6.2 - 254 km N of Fais, Micronesia

    6 hours ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - SW of Malanje - Angola

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 174 km NNE of Colonia, Micronesia

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Mitchell, SD Region, United States

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Philadelphia, MS Region, United States

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - W of Ust-Ulimsk, Irkutsk - Russia

    16 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - Tucson (Bighorn Fire) , Arizona, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - 33 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 219 km S of Sand Point, Alaska

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Karymsky, Russia

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Pakistan

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Assam, India

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Puerto Rico

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Guatemala

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northwestern England

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Washoe County (Mahogany Fire), Nevada, United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Mexico

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Canada

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Southern Brazil

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Vietnam

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Sabah, Malaysia

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Sarawak, Malaysia

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Drought - Micronesia

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Dominican Republic

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern Haiti

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - US Virgin Islands

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Mariana Islands

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Marshall Islands

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

    1 week ago WARNING

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Tropical Cyclone Activity Report – Pacific / Indian Oceans
December 1, 2015

There are no active tropical cyclones in the Pacific and Indian Oceans…or adjacent seas

The hurricane season officially started on May 15th in the northeastern Pacific Ocean, and on June 1st in the north central Pacific…they both ended on November 30, 2015

The Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) will begin these reports again for those areas on May 15, 2016 for the eastern Pacific…and June 1st in the central Pacific 

The reports for the western Pacific and the Indian Oceans will continue

 

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying 3-hour precipitation accumulation

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying 3-hour precipitation accumulation

There’s an area of disturbed weather being referred to as Invest 96P in the South Pacific Ocean, circled in yellow above…that has a low chance of developing

Here’s a satellite image of this area…along with what the computer models are showing

This disturbed area was located about 340 NM northeast of Bora Bora

According to the JTWC, satellite imagery shows a developing band of deep convection building along the northern half of a low level circulation center.

The strongest winds are located in the northeastern quadrant, with a region of strong convergence along the periphery of the center.

Upper level analysis shows that the center is in moderate wind shear of 15-20 knots…limiting the deep convection from building over the center at the moment.

Sea surface temperatures within the region are favorably warm. Cyclonic rotation within the vicinity of this area supports the possibility of further development.

Maximum surface winds are estimated to be 15-20 knots

The potential for the development of a significant tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours is low

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The 2015 Pacific hurricane season featured record high activity in the Central Pacific—the portion of the Eastern Pacific defined between the International Dateline and 140°W longitude…with 15 tropical cyclones forming in or entering the basin.

This season was also recognized as the second most active, with a total of 26 named storms, of which a record-tying 16 became hurricanes, and a record 11 became major hurricanes.

The hurricane season outlines the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the Pacific basin. However, the formation of tropical cyclones is possible at any time of the year. The above average activity during the season was attributed in part to a strong El Niño event.

Patricia became the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere on October 23rd, with sustained winds of 200 mph. It also became only the second Pacific hurricane to make landfall (Mexico’s west coast) at category 5 intensity.

 

Eastern North Pacific

There are no current tropical cyclones

Central North Pacific

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

Western North Pacific

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

South Pacific

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

North Indian Ocean

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

South Indian Ocean

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

North Arabian Sea

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area