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Overall Green Tropical Cyclone alert for PALI-16 from 07 Jan 2016 15:00 UTC to 15 Jan 2016 03:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


The map shows the accumulated precipitation along the cyclone's track. Yellow area is > 100mm; Red area is > 300mm; Blue area is > 500mm. The accumulated rainfall is calculated based on the Tropical Rainfall Potential of NOAA/NESDIS. The eTRaP is a simple ensemble whose members are the 6-hourly totals from the single-orbit TRaPs, which are rainfall estimates from passive microwave remote sensing. Rain map with eTraP data. (Source: JRC) Storm surge maximum height. (Source: JRC)

Tropical Cyclone PALI-16 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Updated: this report is based on advisory number 31.

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Depression (maximum wind speed of 157 km/h)
  • from 07 Jan 2016 15:00 UTC to 15 Jan 2016 03:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0
  • inserted at 15 Jan 2016 02:49:56 UTC

Extreme Rain

Potential rainfall is calculated based on rainfall observed by several microwave satellite sensors.

The image shows the total rainfall accumulation associated with the cyclone.

Storm surge

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Known identifiers for this event: (NOAAid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 64 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Former Hurricane Pali peters out near Equator
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 22:06:00 +0100   phys (en)

NOAA's GOES-West satellite captured this image of the remnants of Tropical Depression Pali in the North Central Pacific on Jan. 15 at 1200 UTC (7 a.m. EST). Credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project. Imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite has shown that former Hurricane Pali has petered out near the Equator.

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NASA sees Tropical Depression Pali headed toward Equator
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 21:30:00 +0100   phys (en)

This false-colored infrared image of Tropical Depression Pali on Jan. 14 at 1335 UTC (8:35 a.m. EST) shows a strong small area of thunderstorms with cloud top temperatures near -80F (yellow) northeast of the center. Credit: NASA/NRL. NASA's Aqua satellite imagery showed just a small area of strong....

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Hurricane Pali sets Pacific record
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 11:13:00 +0100   aljazeera-en (en)

If you were looking for a location that defined the term ‘the middle of nowhere’, Johnston Atoll would have a strong claim. This uninhabited island lies 1,390 kilometres southwest of the Hawaiian Islands, themselves lying in a remote part of the Pacific.

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Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (83), BOM (1), JTWC (1), (1), NASA (1), NOAA (3), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1),

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