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Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for SELMA-17
in El Salvador, Hondurasfrom 27 Oct 2017 09:00 UTC to 28 Oct 2017 18:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


Tropical Cyclone SELMA-17 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 7: (29 Oct 2017 13:18).

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Depression (maximum wind speed of 65 km/h)
  • from 27 Oct 2017 09:00 UTC to 28 Oct 2017 18:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0
  • inserted at 28 Oct 2017 18:48:49 UTC
  • Vulnerability: High

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

The tropical cyclone did not reach sufficient strength to cause significant storm surge.


Known identifiers for this event: EP202017 (NOAAid) EP202017 (JTWCid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 51 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Satellite Shows Post-tropical Cyclone Selma Dissipate
Tue, 31 Oct 2017 05:06:00 +0100   enn (en)

NOAA's GOES East satellite provided an image of Post-Tropical Cyclone Selma as it dissipated near the border of El Salvador and Honduras. The National Hurricane Center final advisory on Selma was issued on Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. CDT (2100 UTC). At that time the National Hurricane Center said the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Selma was located near 14.

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NASA Finds New Tropical Storm Selma Has Heavy Rain-making Potential
Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:10:00 +0100   sciencenewsline (en)

Tropical Storm Selma formed in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of El Salvador and NASA infrared satellite imagery revealed the storm has very cold cloud top temperatures indicating the potential for heavy rain. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the entire coast of El Salvador and a....

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Tropical Storm Selma lashes El Salvador; new storm eyes Cuba
Sun, 29 Oct 2017 12:38:00 +0100   nzherald (en)

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) " Tropical Storm Selma made landfall on the coast of El Salvador on Saturday with strong winds, heavy rains and dangerous ocean swells, while another system developing in the Caribbean was on a forecast path taking it toward Cuba and then Florida. The U.S.

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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 (117), (2), DesInventar (1), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (3), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), WMO (1), ECMWF (2), INFORM (2),

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