Global Tropical Cyclone and Disturbance Information. On October 3 and October 4, the system impacted the British Isles before dissipating entirely. The Virgin Islands also closed their schools as the storm approached. In Nuevo León, schools and public transport lines were closed on September 5 but resumed operations the next day. Ten tropical cyclones formed in the month of March, including six named tropical cyclones. Live hurricane tracker, latest maps & forecasts for Atlantic & Pacific tropical cyclones, including Tropical Cyclone Bongoyo, Tropical Cyclone Three. Among these storms, Hurricane Barry made landfall between Midwestern United States and Southeastern United States as tropical storm, causing $500 million (USD) in damages and one person was indirectly killed by the storm. Tropical Storm Raymond did not make landfall, but its remnants brought significant rain and snow to the Southwest US. Tropical Storm Nestor was a large but short-lived and disorganized tropical cyclone which caused widespread tornadoes and heavy rain in the Southeastern United States during mid-October 2019.  Tropical Storm Iba became the first tropical cyclone to develop in the South Atlantic since Anita in 2010. Hurricane Dorian was the first major hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Most meteorological organizations rate the intensity of a storm by this figure, so the lower the minimum pressure of the storm, the more intense or "stronger" it is considered to be. Late in the month, Hurricane Alvin became the first tropical cyclone of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season, marking the latest start to the season since reliable records began in 1971. April was an inactive month with six cyclones forming, of which four were named. The remnants of Imelda drifted over Texas and Oklahoma for several days before dissipating. Many more tropical storms and typhoons followed. In Jefferson County, flooding resulted in several hundreds of high-water rescues.  Damage throughout Mexico totaled approximately $11.3 million. After reaching the Gulf of Mexico, a low-pressure formed on October 24. Initially poorly-organized due to northwesterly wind shear, the depression strengthened into Tropical Storm Erin late on August 27 following the development of a large burst of convection. The remnant low executed a clockwise loop and dissipated three days later about 830 mi (1,335 km) southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland. An eye-like feature also briefly appeared on satellite imagery around this time.  One person died in Newton County when a tree struck him while he while cleaning-up debris. The Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) index value for the individual basin is 132 units, which is only dubbed "above normal", despite the high count of named storms of 18. The post-tropical cyclone persisted for a day before degenerating to an open trough. Embedded within the mid-latitude flow, the cyclone accelerated northeastward and transitioned into an extratropical cyclone late on September 7. It wasn't until September 1 that the next hurricane formed; Juliette; a high-end Category 3 major hurricane. The remnant low moved east-northeastward through the following day until being absorbed by a cold front about 24 hours later roughly 70 mi (115 km) southwest of Bermuda. , On October 27, a large extratropical cyclone formed about 460 mi (760 km) south of Cape Race. Another increase in convection occurred as the wave crossed Central America, partially due to interaction with the Central American gyre. Melissa soon merged with a nearby front and became extratropical by 12:00 UTC about 370 mi (595 km) south of Cape Race. Typhoon Halong became the most intense of the season, as well as the most intense of the whole year, peaking at 905 hPa. Pabuk killed 10 people in Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia, causing $151 million (US$2019) in damage.  Originally, any retired names would have been announced at a session held from March 30 to April 3, 2020 in Panama, but this was delayed to the following year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.. Rebekah became extratropical once again on November 1 at 06:00 UTC and dissipated later that day about 115 mi (185 km) north of the Azores. The depression quickly developed curved banding features and intensified into Tropical Storm Dorian later that day while heading west-northwestward. A subtropical ridge to the north initially steered the storm westward to west-northwestward. The extratropical low was absorbed by a larger non-tropical feature eighteen hours later.  The U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico experienced heavy rains, mudslides, and power outages, with more than 29,000 people losing power in the latter. Dorian peaked with a strength of 185 miles per hour, and peaked at an intensity of 910 hPa/mbar. The cyclone moved west-northwestward around the southwestern periphery of an Atlantic subtropical ridge and passed through the Windward Islands as a minimal tropical storm late on September 22. Period of formation of tropical cyclones in the North Atlantic Ocean in 2019, This assumes that early records are correct. Freshwater flooding inundated several roads in the St. Petersburg area.  The University of Arizona (UA) predicted on June 11 that the season would feature above-average activity – 16 named storms, 8 hurricanes, 3 major hurricanes, and accumulated cyclone energy index of 150 units. Convection increased slightly as the wave entered the eastern Caribbean on October 8. Tropical Storm Nestor originated as a broad area of low pressure in the southwest Gulf of Mexico in the Bay of Campeche on October 16, 2019. The most active basin in the year was the Western Pacific, which documented 29 named systems. The system developed a closed center of circulation and became a tropical depression around 00:00 UTC on September 22 roughly 115 mi (185 km) east of Trinidad. The depression intensified into Tropical Storm Humberto six hours later and tracked northwest, where steadily improving environmental conditions allowed it to become a hurricane by September 16. However, decreasing wind shear on the following day allowed rapid intensification to commence. 5 The wind speeds for this tropical cyclone/basin are based on the Saffir Simpson Scale which uses 1-minute sustained winds. The system then curved east-southeastward early on October 26, before turning east-northeastward later that day and then northeastward by October 27. It moved north-northeast, transitioning into an extratropical … 7-11-2019 Cut Off, La Tropical Storm Barry prep leaves shelves empty, gas lines, NOLA drone shots by Live Storms Media. This product is updated at approximately 1 AM, 7 AM, 1 PM, and 7 PM EST from June 1 to November 30, with special outlooks issued at any time as conditions warrant. Weather Underground provides tracking maps, 5-day forecasts, computer models, satellite imagery and detailed storm statistics for tracking and forecasting Tropical Storm … , Imelda brought catastrophic flooding to Southeast Texas, with a peak total of 44.29 in (1,125 mm) near Fannett. The latest hurricane watches and warnings for the Atlantic Basin. , The first forecast for the year was released by TSR on December 11, 2018, which predicted a slightly below-average season in 2019, with a total of 12 named storms, 5 hurricanes, and 2 major hurricanes, due to the anticipated presence of El Niño conditions during the season. This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the National Weather Service. Dorian then curved northeastward and scraped the Outer Banks of North Carolina on September 6 before moving ashore at Cape Hatteras with winds of 100 mph (155 km/h). However, Typhoon Wutip became the most-intense typhoon recorded in the month of February.. The month of July was the third most active month in terms of total tropical cyclones and in terms of named storms in the year, with thirteen tropical cyclones forming, of which ten were named, behind August. , Throughout the Windward Islands, the storm produced wind gusts up to 61 mph (98 km/h), observed on Martinique. Hurricane Humberto produced extensive damage in Bermuda, totaling at least $25 million. Hurricane Lorenzo may be remembered as the most unique storm of 2019. It also is now the costliest Pacific typhoon season on record, breaking the record set by just the previous year (2018). Approximately 4,000 homes lost electricity and many streets became impassable due to flooding. , In late November, a series of mid- to upper-level troughs progressed across the central subtropical Atlantic, giving way to a large area of disturbed weather. At 5 a.m. EDT (0900 UTC) on Friday, June 28, 2019 the center of Tropical Storm Alvin was located near latitude 18.0 degrees north and longitude 116.3 degrees west. A typical year has 12 named storms, six hurricanes, and three major hurricanes. However, tornadoes also caused significant damage, with the storm spawning four in the state. Based on the aircraft data and the structure of the system, the system became Subtropical Storm Andrea at 18:00 UTC on May 20 about 370 mi (595 km) southwest of Bermuda. Enhanced by a convectively-coupled kelvin wave, the disturbance coalesced over the next few days and was designated as Tropical Storm Sebastien around 06:00 UTC on November 19 to the northeast of the Leeward Islands.  Strong winds in South Carolina downed numerous trees and power lines, leaving more than 270,000 residences and workplaces without power. Pablo is a tropical cyclone that formed late on Oct. 25 and strengthened into a hurricane for a short time before weakening again into a tropical storm. It began interacting with low-level vorticity along the western edge of a dissipating cold front on May 19, with the two systems coalescing into a broad area of low pressure by 12:00 UTC on May 20. Damage and deaths include totals while the storm was extratropical, a tropical wave, or a low, and all the damage figures are in USD. The eleventh tropical cyclone and ninth named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, Imelda formed out of an upper-level low that developed in the Gulf of Mexico and moved westward. However, the cyclone soon began to entrain dry air into its circulation while southwesterly wind shear increased, resulting in a rapid waning of the convection. The storm became fully extratropical at 12:00 UTC on October 2 roughly 240 mi (385 km) north of Graciosa. The Western Pacific typhoon region was fairly above average. The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a tropical wave in the eastern Caribbean Sea that could bring rain clouds to Florida this weekend, but not much more. The month featured Cyclone Idai, which is currently the deadliest tropical cyclone of the year, responsible for 1,007 deaths in southern Africa. July saw three storms develop; Tropical Storm Barry, Hurricane Chantal, and Tropical Depression Four. Six of those named storms achieved hurricane status, while three intensified into major hurricanes. Hurricane season is officially wrapping up, but there's still an area to watch in the Atlantic. It is tied with 1969 as the fifth-most active Atlantic hurricane seasonon record in terms of named storms, with 18 named storms and 20 tropical cyclones in total. In the Azores, Lorenzo caused the worst impacts on Corvo and Flores, with both islands reporting many downed trees and power lines.  Falling trees resulted in one death in Adamsville. Erin then turned sharply northwestward as the mid-level high weakened and a subtropical ridge strengthened to its northeast. Saharan dust counts were fairly sedate throughout the month of September. June began quiet, and remained quiet until the first storm, Andrea, formed on June 21 in the Gulf of Mexico. The North Atlantic hurricane season experienced an above average number of tropical storm intensity systems, numbering 18, though most were rather weak and short-lived, especially late in the season. 2 Only systems that formed either on or after January 1, 2019 are counted in the seasonal totals. As a result, Barry became the rainiest tropical cyclone in the state's history. However, dozens of homes received extensive flood damage in Calcasieu Parish, where more than 20 people were rescued from floodwaters. The post-tropical low degenerated into a trough a few hours later. Hurricane-force wind gusts impacted parts of Mississippi, where the remnants of Olga damaged or destroyed 772 homes, 26 businesses, and 27 roads; Tupelo was particularly hard hit. The low dissipated just west of London around 18:00 UTC that day. During 2019, tropical cyclones formed within seven different tropical cyclone basins, located within various parts of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Yap, Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Southwestern Mexico, Western Mexico, Revillagigedo Islands, Baja California Peninsula, Mariana Islands, Taiwan, Japan, East China, South Korea, This page was last edited on 6 December 2020, at 20:13. , A tropical wave left Africa on August 27 and moved steadily westward for several days.  Heavy rains from Nestor caused a car crash in South Carolina, which killed three people and left five injured. As the system moved east-northeast, it lost its associated convection under the influence of moderate westerly shear and colder water temperatures early on October 14. The broad low separated from the parent wave, moving slowly northwestward as the wave continued westward across the tropical Atlantic. According to the Meteorological Service of Canada, the Annapolis Valley and the Bay of Fundy region received the most precipitation with a maximum of 6.4 in (162 mm) at Parrsboro and 5.0 in (127 mm) at Greenwood. Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) offers a leading resource for predicting and mapping tropical storm activity worldwide. At least 154,000 power outages occurred in Mississippi. A tropical disturbance, Invest 95L, is near the Bahamas. Downed trees and power lines left roughly 20,000 customers without electricity throughout Ireland. A depression has … The storm began as a distinct tropical wave that moved off Africa on October 8 and organized into a tropical storm over the Bay of Campeche early on October 25. With an increase in convective banding on the south side of the cyclone's circulation, the system quickly intensified into Tropical Storm Barry just six hours later. However, many were weak and short-lived, especially towards the end of the season.  Dare County was particularly hard hit, with 1,126 structures damaged. Two East Pacific tropical cyclones made landfall in 2019 along the coast of Mexico: Hurricane Lorena and Tropical Storm Narda. A total of five systems strengthened into the equivalent of at least a Category 3 major hurricane on the Saffir Simpson hurricane wind scale (SSHWS)—the first such occurrence since September 2018. Hurricane Dorian became the first major hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic season when it made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane on Sept. 1 in the Bahamas.  It was also announced that all schools would be closed on September 23. Regional Specialized Meteorological Centers. About six hours later, the depression intensified into Tropical Storm Karen.  With eighteen named storms, the season tied with 1969 as the fourth most active since records began. Fernand also dumped heavy rainfall over South Texas. Hurricane tracking maps, current sea temperatures, and more. Although moderate northeasterly wind shear initially hampered its development, the depression intensified into Tropical Storm Jerry by 06:00 UTC on September 18 and began rapid intensification eighteen hours later. The names not retired from this list will be used again in the 2025 season. It formed in the Main Development Region to the east of the Windward Islands. Barry caused one death and produced flooding in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, with damage totaling about $600 million (2019 USD). This included Cyclone Kyarr, the second strongest Arabian Sea Cyclone on record and one of the strongest cyclone ever in the North Indian Ocean. Throughout early September, the wave underwent prolonged interaction with an upper-level trough in the central and southwestern Atlantic that culminated in the formation of a tropical depression at 18:00 UTC on September 13 east of Eleuthera in The Bahamas.  On May 6, the Weather Company predicted a slightly-above average season, with 14 named storms, 7 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes. With sustained winds already at 60 mph (95 km/h), the storm moved rapidly northeastward toward the Florida Panhandle. Sea surface temperatures, however, were quite high for tropical cyclone development. , A tropical wave exited the west coast of Africa on August 19 and organized as it moved westward, becoming a tropical depression early on August 24 approximately 805 mi (1,295 km) east-southeast of Barbados. , Throughout the second half of August, an upper-level low progressed eastward from the southeastern United States to Bermuda, southward to Puerto Rico, and westward across Hispaniola and Cuba. This season has, so far, seen four named hurricanes. CSU noted continuing uncertainty about the intensity of the El Niño, but also increasing ocean temperatures, which were near-normal by then. The cyclone moved westward and then west-northwestward along the periphery of a low- to mid-level ridge.  No storms formed in the month of June, but activity resumed in July when Hurricane Barry developed on July 11 and Tropical Depression Three formed on July 22. Cyclone Bulbul caused extensive damage in West Bengal during the early period of the month, with damage estimates likely exceeding over US$2.5 billion. If the system becomes a tropical storm, it would be named Humberto.  On July 4, the TSR released their first mid-season outlook, still retaining their numbers from the previous forecast. Additionally, before becoming the last typhoon of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season, Typhoon Phanfone made a devastating landfall in the Philippines on Christmas Eve causing over ₱3,39 billion (US$67.2 million) in damage and leaving 50 people in the nation dead. Corvo recorded sustained winds of 74 mph (119 km/h) and gusts reaching 101 mph (163 km/h). However, Tropical Storm Pabuk was the earliest-forming tropical storm of the western Pacific Ocean on record, breaking the previous record held by Typhoon Alice in 1979. Similar to the previous year, 2019 was above average in terms of the number of storms. The storm then became extratropical after merging with a cold front about 720 mi (1,160 km) north-northeast of the Azores, before dissipating completely on October 29. Typhoon Lekima followed it, which later caused extensive damage in South China. The accumulated cyclone energy (ACE) index of this season amounted to 269 units, which is considered "above normal".  Idai was also the costliest cyclone in the South-West Indian Ocean basin, inflicting more than $2 billion (USD) in damages. In addition, 21 water rescues were performed in St. Johns County, Florida.  Rainfall accumulations from the system peaked at 3.43 in (87 mm) in Nantucket, Massachusetts. The 2019 season officially began on June 1, 2019. The 2019 hurricane …  The season featured twenty tropical depressions, eighteen of which became tropical or subtropical storms. Though the nascent tropical cyclone tracked northwest in an environment of moderate southwesterly wind shear and dry mid-level air, it intensified into Tropical Storm Gabrielle six hours after genesis. At 00:00 UTC on September 18, Humberto attained peak winds of 125 mph (205 km/h), and the Category 3 hurricane passed about 65 mi (100 km) northwest of Bermuda at that intensity. The 2019 hurricane season was remarkable for its dichotomy with most storms either massive powerhouses or weaklings. This season has, so far, seen four named hurricanes. Accelerating northeastward, Erin became extratropical at 12:00 UTC on August 29, and was absorbed by a larger extratropical low 12 hours later. Humberto's large size caused choppy seas along the East Coast of the United States for several days; rip currents killed one person in Florida and a second in North Carolina.  Tropical storm watches were issued for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands in anticipation of Karen. Saharan dust counts were fairly sedate throughout the month of September. It emerged in the Gulf of … , A well-organized tropical wave crossed the west coast of Africa on October 8 and entered the Atlantic.  Mostly minor damage occurred in Barbados. , September was the most active month of the season, featuring seven named storms, including Fernand, Gabrielle, Humberto, Imelda, Jerry, Karen, and Lorenzo. The first tropical depression didn't form until June 25; which is the latest start on record, since reliable records were kept in 1971, that a first tropical cyclone ever formed. The wave headed westward with intermittent convection, reaching the Caribbean on October 17 and Central America by October 22. The names Imelda, Nestor, and Rebekah were used for the first time this year. The month of February was inactive, with only ten tropical cyclones forming, of which seven were named.  In Quebec, regions near the Gulf of St. Lawrence observed about 2.0 in (50 mm) of rain. The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season was the fourth consecutive above-average and damaging season dating back to 2016.  October featured above average activity, with the formation of Melissa, Nestor, Olga, Pablo, and Rebekah, though none remained a tropical or subtropical cyclone for more than three days.  Six of those intensified into hurricanes, with three further strengthening into major hurricanes. It made landfall later that day near Intracoastal City, Louisiana as a tropical storm, brin… The remnant low continued northwestward, producing intermittent convection until its dissipation late on October 17. The total ACE in the basin is 97.9875 units, which is considered "near normal". The future track of this system is very uncertain. The easternmost center became dominant, with convection developing around it by early on October 25. Approximately 5,100 homes suffered water damage in Jefferson County alone, while roughly 3,100 others were damaged in Harris, Liberty, and Montgomery counties combined. Typhoon Wutip was a rare February Category 5 super typhoon. By 18:00 UTC on August 20, the small system gained enough organization to be declared a tropical depression about 370 mi (595 km) southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia.  The strongest was rated EF2 and remained on the ground for roughly 30 minutes for a distance of about 11.45 mi (18.43 km)—an uncommonly long track for the region—through western Polk County, from the Lakeland Linder International Airport to northwest Polk County. Forecasters predicted 2-4 major Atlantic hurricanes for the U.S. in 2019. 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