Hurricanes & Tropical Storms - January 2012


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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 Indian Basin

Chanda
Tropical Storm Chanda Satellite Image
Chanda Track
Tropical Storm Chanda Forecast Track


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Chanda
Cyclogenesis Date 01/07
Cyclolysis Date 01/09
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category TS
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 46 mph (40 kt or 74 km/h)
Min Pressure 996 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 1.0550 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds) 01/08 - Madagascar (35 kt or 64 km/h)
Deaths 1
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.

Ethel
Tropical Storm Ethel Satellite Image
Ethel Track
Tropical Storm Ethel Forecast Track


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Ethel
Cyclogenesis Date 01/19
Cyclolysis Date 01/23
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category Cat 1
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 86 mph (75 kt or 139 km/h)
Min Pressure 985 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 5.8575 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds) N/A
Deaths 1
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.

Funso
Tropical Storm Funso Satellite Image
Funso Track
Tropical Storm Funso Forecast Track


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Funso
Cyclogenesis Date 01/19
Cyclolysis Date 01/23
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category Cat 4
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 138 mph (120 kt or 222 km/h)
Min Pressure 936 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 35.3725 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds) N/A
Deaths 40
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.


Australian Basin

Heidi
Tropical Storm Heidi Satellite Image


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


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Heidi
Cyclogenesis Date 01/10
Cyclolysis Date 01/13
Highest Australian Category Cat 1
Maximum Gust 110 km/h
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category TS
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 63 mph (55 kt or 101 km/h)
Min Pressure 975 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 2.0025 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds) 01/12 - Western Australia ( 45 kt or 83 km/h)
Deaths N/A
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.

Iggy
Tropical Storm Iggy Satellite Image


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


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
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Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Iggy
Cyclogenesis Date 01/25
Cyclolysis Date 02/02
Highest Australian Category Cat 1
Maximum Gust 105 km/h
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category Cat 1
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 63 mph (65 kt or 101 km/h)
Min Pressure 970 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 9.0825 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds) 02/02 - Jurien Bay, Western Australia ( 30 kt or 56 km/h)
Deaths 16
*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 2012, published online February 2012, retrieved on September 22, 2014 from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/tropical-cyclones/2012/1.