Hurricanes & Tropical Storms - January 2011


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Note: This report catalogs recent tropical cyclones and places each basin's tropical cyclone activity in a climate-scale context. It is not updated in real time. Users seeking real time status and forecasts of tropical cyclones should visit The National Hurricane Center.

South Pacific Basin

Vania
Tropical Storm Vania Satellite Image
Vania Track
Tropical Storm Vania Forecast Track


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Vania
Cyclogenesis Date 01/12
Cyclolysis Date 01/15
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category TS
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 69 mph (60 kt or 111 km/h)
Min Pressure 970 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 3.2475 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds) N/A
Deaths 0
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.

Wilma
Tropical Storm Wilma Satellite Image
Wilma Track
Tropical Storm Wilma Forecast Track


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Wilma
Cyclogenesis Date 01/22
Cyclolysis Date 01/28
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category TS
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 132 mph (115 kt or 213 km/h)
Min Pressure 930 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 10.7369 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds) N/A
Deaths 0
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.


Australian Basin

Vince Track
Tropical Storm Vince Track


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Vince
Cyclogenesis Date 01/12
Cyclolysis Date 01/15
Highest Australian Category Cat 1
Maximum Gust 93 km/h
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category TS
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 46 mph (40 kt or 74 km/h)
Min Pressure 986 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 1.7981 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds) N/A
Deaths N/A
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.

Zelia
Tropical Storm Zelia Satellite Image


Australian Scale Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Australian Scale Color Legend
Zelia Track
Tropical Storm Zelia Track


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Zelia
Cyclogenesis Date 01/14
Cyclolysis Date 01/17
Highest Australian Category Cat 3
Maximum Gust 204 km/h
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category Cat 2
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 104 mph (90 kt or 167 km/h)
Min Pressure 957 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 6.9175 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds) N/A
Deaths N/A
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.

Anthony
Tropical Storm Anthony Satellite Image


Australian Scale Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Australian Scale Color Legend
Anthony Track
Tropical Storm Anthony Track


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Anthony
Cyclogenesis Date 01/23
Cyclolysis Date 01/25
Highest Australian Category Cat 1
Maximum Gust 102 km/h
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category TS
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 52 mph (45 kt or 83 km/h)
Min Pressure 988 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 6.9175 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds) N/A
Deaths N/A
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.

Bianca
Tropical Storm Bianca Satellite Image


Australian Scale Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Australian Scale Color Legend
Bianca Track
Tropical Storm Bianca Track


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Bianca
Cyclogenesis Date 01/25
Cyclolysis Date 01/29
Highest Australian Category Cat 4
Maximum Gust 259 km/h
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category Cat 4
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 132 mph (115 kt or 213 km/h)
Min Pressure 945 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 8.7313 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds) N/A
Deaths N/A
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.

Yasi
Tropical Storm Yasi Satellite Image


Australian Scale Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Australian Scale Color Legend
Yasi Track
Tropical Storm Yasi Track


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Yasi
Cyclogenesis Date 01/30
Cyclolysis Date 02/03
Highest Australian Category Cat 5
Maximum Gust 306 km/h
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category Cat 4
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 155 mph (135 kt or 250 km/h)
Min Pressure 922 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 15.0594 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds) 02/3 - Queensland, Australia (125 kt or 232 km/h)
Deaths 1
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.

Citing This Report

NOAA National Climatic Data Center, State of the Climate: Hurricanes & Tropical Storms for January 2011, published online February 2011, retrieved on October 23, 2014 from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/tropical-cyclones/2011/1.