Hurricanes

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

Patricia makes landfall in Mexico, major flooding ongoing

Hurricane "Patricia" slammed into the coast of southwestern Mexico on October 23, 2015, with winds reaching 270 km/h (165 mph) and was downgraded to a category 2 hurricane since, National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported. So far no victims have been...

October 24, 2015

Hurricane "Patricia" became the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the eastern North Pacific and Atlantic

Extremely dangerous Hurricane "Patricia" became the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the eastern North Pacific and Atlantic on October 23, 2015, National Hurricane Center (NHC) announced. Patricia is now a category 5 hurricane and is expected to make...

October 23, 2015

Extremely dangerous Hurricane "Patricia" places Mexico on high alert

Extremely dangerous Hurricane "Patricia" is expected to make landfall in Mexico on October 23, 2015, National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported. The system is currently racing toward Mexico while still gaining strength over the warm waters of eastern...

October 23, 2015

Major Hurricane "Olaf" forecast to bring life-threatening surfs to Hawai'i and heavy rainfalls across Central America

Hurricane "Olaf" developed over the waters of central Pacific on October 19, 2015, and reached category 4 status by October 20, according to Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC). Despite not making a direct landfall, large swells and rip currents could...

October 20, 2015

Hurricane "Joaquin" racing toward Ireland and UK

Joaquin, now a category 1 hurricane, has left behind the waters of Bermuda, and is now crossing over on the other side of the North Atlantic, rushing toward Ireland and UK. Although the system is still of a hurricane strength it is expected to weaken significantly...

October 07, 2015

Joaquin lashes the Bahamas, historic flooding expected across southeast US

Major Hurricane "Joaquin" has weakened slightly as its eye passed near San Salvador island, and is now a category 3 hurricane, National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported. Although newest modeling results suggest the system most likely won't make landfall...

October 02, 2015

Joaquin now extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane: Bahamas ravaged, life-threatening floods expected across US East Coast

Tropical Storm "Joaquin" that was lurking close to Bahamas, as of September 29, 2015 has now evolved into a major category 4 hurricane, and is currently passing over the Bahamas. Deadly flash floods and extreme weather conditions are expected across the...

October 01, 2015

Hurricane "Kilo" becomes a typhoon after crossing the International Date Line

Hurricane "Kilo" formed over 1 000 km (621 miles) of the shore of Hawaii islands in the late August and has crossed an International Date Line between the eastern and western Pacific between September 1 and 2, 2015. It, thus, became known as a Typhoon "Ki

September 02, 2015