Tropical Cyclone Activity Report – Pacific / Indian Oceans

December 15, 2015
  • Floods - Northwestern England

    9 minutes ago WARNING

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

    10 minutes ago WARNING

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

    11 minutes ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Brazil

    12 minutes ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Canada

    14 minutes ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    14 minutes ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Vietnam

    15 minutes ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    15 minutes ago WARNING

  • Floods - Sarawak, Malaysia

    16 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    30 minutes ago WARNING

  • Flood - Baltimore, MD Region, United States

    23 minutes ago WARNING

  • Floods - Sula Islands, Indonesia

    23 minutes ago WARNING

  • Flood - Tyler, TX Region, United States

    27 minutes ago WARNING

  • Storms - Central Ontario, Canada

    32 minutes ago WARNING

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

    43 minutes ago WARNING

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

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ebeko, Russia

    50 minutes ago ADVISORY

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

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Flood - Mount Vernon, KY Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Rapid City, SD WFO Region, US

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Floods/ Landslides - Central and Western Nepal

    1 hour 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

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - S of Severobaykalsk, Buryat - Russia

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

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

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Chernyshevskiy, Chukot - Russia

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

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

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    3 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

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tropical Cyclone - Edouard

    5 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Udachnyy, Chukot - Russia

    5 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - Izu Islands, Japan region

    7 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Mariana Islands region

    12 hours ago WATCH

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

    7 hours ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - SW of Malanje - Angola

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

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

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Mitchell, SD Region, United States

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Philadelphia, MS Region, United States

    12 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

    17 hours ago INFORMATION

  • 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

  • Extreme Heat - Mexico

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Southern Brazil

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Sabah, 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 15, 2015

Tropical Cyclone 28W (Melor) is active in the western north Pacific Ocean…located about 61 NM south-southwest of Manila, Philippines

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying tropical cyclone segments and positions, and TAOS potential tropical cyclone impacts for Tropical Cyclone Melor (28W)…

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying tropical cyclone segments and positions, and TAOS potential tropical cyclone impacts for Tropical Cyclone Melor (28W)…

Tropical Cyclone 28W (Melor) is active in the western north Pacific Ocean as a Category 3 Typhoon

Here’s a satellite image of 28W – and what the computer models are showing

Here’s a near real time wind profile of this cyclone

Tropical cyclone Melor is located 61 NM south-southwest of Manila, Philippines…moving westward at 07 kts. Maximum surface winds at the JTWC advisory #17 were 105 knots…with gusts to 130 knots

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying tropical cyclone segments and positions, and TAOS potential tropical cyclone impacts for Tropical Cyclone Melor (28W), and an area of tropical disturbance with a high chance of developing into a tropical cyclone during the next 24 hours

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying tropical cyclone segments and positions, and TAOS potential tropical cyclone impacts for Tropical Cyclone Melor (28W), and an area of tropical disturbance with a high chance of developing into a tropical cyclone during the next 24 hours

There is also an area of tropical disturbance in the western north Pacific Ocean (circled in red)…known as Invest 97W

Here is a satellite image of the area – and what the computer models are showing

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

Eastern North Pacific

The eastern Pacific hurricane season officially ended on November 30. Therefore, the last regularly scheduled tropical weather outlook of the 2015 hurricane season has occurred. Routine issuance of the tropical weather outlook will resume on May 15, 2016. During the off-season, special tropical weather outlooks will be issued as conditions warrant.The Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) will begin coverage of the eastern Pacific again on May 15, 2016.

Central North Pacific

The central north Pacific hurricane season officially ended on November 30. Therefore, the last regularly scheduled tropical weather outlook of the 2015 hurricane season has occurred. Routine issuance of the tropical weather outlook will resume on June 1, 2016. During the off-season, special tropical weather outlooks will be issued as conditions warrant.

Satellite image of this area

Western North Pacific

Tropical Cyclone 28W (Melor)   

JTWC textual warning
JTWC graphical track map
JTWC satellite image

JTWC Significant Tropical Weather Advisory for the southern Pacific Ocean (Issued Dec 15 2015/06Z):

THE AREA OF CONVECTION PREVIOUSLY LOCATED NEAR 3.7N
145.9E, IS NOW LOCATED NEAR 5.7N 140.9E, APPROXIMATELY 283 NM
SOUTHEAST OF YAP. ANIMATED MULTISPECTRAL SATELLITE IMAGERY INDICATES
HIGH LEVELS OF EASTERLY VERTICAL WIND SHEAR (VWS) HAS LED TO A
PARTIALLY EXPOSED, ELONGATED LOW LEVEL CIRCULATION CENTER (LLCC)
WITH FLARING DEEP CONVECTION TO THE WEST OF THE CIRCULATION. THE
EASTERLY VWS IS CURRENTLY HINDERING DEVELOPMENT OF THE LLCC,
HOWEVER, UPPER LEVEL DIFFLUENCE AND WARM SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES
NEAR 29 DEGREES CELSIUS ARE CONDUCIVE FOR DEVELOPMENT. NVGM
MAINTAINS A WEAK LLCC OVER THE NEXT 4-5 DAYS. GFS SOLUTION IS MORE
AGGRESSIVE, DEVELOPING A TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER THE NEXT 1-2 DAYS.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED SURFACE WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
MINIMUM SEA LEVEL PRESSURE IS ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR 1004 MB. THE
POTENTIAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE
WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS REMAINS HIGH.

Satellite image of this area

South Pacific

There are no current tropical cyclones

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North Indian Ocean

There are no current tropical cyclones

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South Indian Ocean

There are no current tropical cyclones

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North Arabian Sea

There are no current tropical cyclones

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