Hurricanes & Tropical Storms - February 2012


NCDC transitioned to the nClimDiv dataset on Thursday, March 13, 2014. This was coincident with the release of the February 2014 monthly monitoring report. For details on this transition, please visit our public FTP site and our U.S. Climate Divisional Database site.


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.

Australian Basin

Jasmine
Tropical Storm Jasmine Satellite Image


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


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Jasmine
Cyclogenesis Date 02/04
Cyclolysis Date 02/16
Highest Australian Category Cat 1
Maximum Gust 110 km/h
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category Cat 4
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 132 mph (115 kt or 213 km/h)
Min Pressure 978 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 22.0025 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds)
Deaths N/A
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.

South Pacific Basin

Cyril
Tropical Storm Cyril Satellite Image
Cyril Track
Tropical Storm Cyril Forecast Track


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Cyril
Cyclogenesis Date 02/06
Cyclolysis Date 02/08
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category TS
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 63 mph (55 kt or 102 km/h)
Min Pressure 987 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 1.3950 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds)
Deaths
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.

South Indian Basin

Giovanna
Tropical Storm Giovanna Satellite Image
Giovanna Track
Tropical Storm Giovanna Forecast Track


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Giovanna
Cyclogenesis Date 02/09
Cyclolysis Date 02/21
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category Cat 4
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 144 mph (125 kt or 232 km/h)
Min Pressure 932 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 27.0975 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds) 02/13 - Madagascar (125 kt or 232 km/h)
Deaths 18
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.

Hilwa
Tropical Storm Hilwa Satellite Image
Hilwa Track
Tropical Storm Hilwa Forecast Track


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Hilwa
Cyclogenesis Date 02/14
Cyclolysis Date 02/22
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category TS
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 58 mph (50 kt or 93 km/h)
Min Pressure 993 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 4.5400 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds)
Deaths 0
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.

Irina
Tropical Storm Irina Satellite Image
Irina Track
Tropical Storm Irina Forecast Track


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Irina
Cyclogenesis Date 02/29
Cyclolysis Date 03/09
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category TS
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 69 mph (60 kt or 111 km/h)
Min Pressure 979 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 8.1125 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds)
Deaths 77
*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 February 2012, published online March 2012, retrieved on November 22, 2014 from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/tropical-cyclones/2012/2.