Hurricanes

Matthew becomes a major hurricane, turn toward Jamaica and Cuba expected

Matthew became a major, Category 3 hurricane at 15:00 UTC today while passing over the south-central Carribean Sea. A Tropical Storm Warning is currently in effect from the Colombia/Venezuela border to Riohacha. The path of the system remains uncertain, and the...

September 30, 2016

After two landfalls in Mexico, Newton moves into Arizona as a post-tropical cyclone

After hitting Baja California and Sonora, Mexico as a Category 1 hurricane, Newton is now a post-tropical cyclone located over Arizona, United States. There was no major damage in Baja California, but the storm killed at least 2 people when a fishing boat capsized...

September 07, 2016

Newton to hit Baja California as a hurricane, reach Arizona on September 7

Tropical Storm "Newton" (15E) has formed near the west coast of Mexico on September 5, 2016. The system is strengthening and is expected to make landfall over the southern tip of Baja California early Tuesday (UTC), September 6. A dangerous storm surge is...

September 05, 2016

Hurricane "Lester" passing northeast of Hawaiian Islands

Hurricane "Lester" is passing northeast of Hawaiian Islands as a category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale on September 3, 2016. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours. A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the Maui...

September 03, 2016

Deadly Hurricane "Hermine" makes landfall in the Big Bend area, Florida

At least one person has been killed after a Category 1 Hurricane "Hermine" made landfall near Saint Marks in Florida's Big Bend area early Friday, September 2, 2016. Hermine has caused severe coastal damage and is now a tropical storm making its way...

September 02, 2016

The peak of northern hemisphere's 2016 tropical cyclone season

As of August 30, 2016, there are six active tropical cyclones across the Atlantic and Pacific ocean. In the Pacific, they are Hurricane "Madeline," Hurricane "Lester," and Tropical Storm "Lionrock." In the Atlantic, they are tropical...

August 30, 2016

Tropical Storm "Earl" causes flooding and traffic disruptions in Belize, flash floods and mudslides expected in Mexico

After making landfall over Belize, Tropical Storm "Earl" continues to move inland, lashing southern Mexico with heavy rainfall. Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for parts of Mexico, as intense winds and heavy rainfall may induce life-threatening...

August 05, 2016

Earl becomes a hurricane hours before Belize landfall

Tropical Storm "Earl" formed on August 2 near Jamaica and strengthened into a hurricane by 21:00 UTC on August 3. Earl will make landfall over Belize within a couple of hours, and start weakening as it moves toward Mexico. Earl is bringing strong winds and...

August 03, 2016

Darby hits Hawaii, Frank swirls near Mexico, Georgette becomes a hurricane

As of 12:00 UTC on July 25, 2016, there are 3 active tropical systems in the central and eastern Pacific - Tropical Storm "Darby", Tropical Storm "Frank" and Hurricane "Georgette". While Darby hit Hawaii over the weekend and is still...

July 25, 2016

Tropical Storm "Frank" forms, to pass near the coast of Baja California, Mexico

Tropical Storm "Frank" formed late July 21, 2016, about 455 km (285 miles) south of Manzanillo, Mexico, as the sixth named storm of the 2016 eastern Pacific hurricane season. Frank is moving over warm waters and is expected to become a hurricane early on...

July 22, 2016

Darby becomes the third hurricane of the 2016 eastern Pacific hurricane season

Tropical Depression 05E formed on July 11, 2016, off the coast of western Mexico and strengthened into a tropical storm named Darby on July 12. By 21:00 UTC on July 13, Darby became the third hurricane of the 2016 eastern Pacific hurricane season. Additional...

July 14, 2016

Hurricane "Celia" to weaken as it moves away from Mexico

Tropical Depression 04E strengthened into a tropical storm on July 8, 2016, and was named Celia. By Sunday, July 10, Celia strengthened into a second hurricane of the 2016 eastern Pacific hurricane season. At 15:00 UTC on July 8, the center of Tropical Storm...

July 12, 2016

Hurricane "Alex" becomes the strongest January hurricane in Atlantic since records began in 1851

Subtropical Storm "Alex" formed in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean at 21:00 UTC on January 13, 2016, and intensified into a hurricane at 15:00 UTC on January 14. The occurrence of the system during this time of the year is very unusual, as only four known...

January 14, 2016

Hurricane "Pali" becomes record-breaking

At 03:00 UTC on January 12, Tropical Storm "Pali", which formed on January 8, reached hurricane strength and thus became the earliest hurricane on record in the central Pacific basin, far to the southwest of Hawaii. "After exhibiting a rather...

January 12, 2016

Hurricane "Sandra" threatens Mexico with heavy rainfall

Sandra developed over the warm eastern Pacific waters on November 24, 2015 and quickly intensified into a hurricane. The system is now a major Category 4 hurricane, about 800 km southwest of Mexico and moving northwards. The hurricane poses no threat to the mainland...

November 26, 2015

Hurricane "Kate" inducing dangerous surfs and rip currents in Bermuda

Hurricane "Kate" developed as the system was moving away from Bermuda on November 11, 2015. Kate is currently racing in the east-northeast direction across the Atlantic and is expected to merge with an approaching extratropical low over the next couple of...

November 11, 2015

Hurricane "Patricia" rapidly dissipates over land, major disaster avoided

Damage assessments following the rapid passage of Hurricane "Patricia" continue to report significantly lower amounts of devastation across Mexican land than predicted. Hundreds of homes were devastated and 8 people were reported dead, as of October 25,...

October 26, 2015