Hurricanes & Tropical Storms - March 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.

South Indian Basin

Koji-Joni
Tropical Storm Koji-Joni Satellite Image
Koji-Joni Track
Tropical Storm Koji-Joni Forecast Track


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Koji-Joni
Cyclogenesis Date 03/07
Cyclolysis Date 03/13
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category Cat 1
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 86 mph (75 kt or 139 km/h)
Min Pressure 980 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 6.5056 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds)
Deaths 0
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.

Australian Basin

Lua
Tropical Storm Lua Satellite Image


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


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Lua
Cyclogenesis Date 03/13
Cyclolysis Date 03/17
Highest Australian Category Cat 1
Maximum Gust 165 km/h
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category Cat 2
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 109 mph (95 kt or 176 km/h)
Min Pressure 930 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 7.8100 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds)
Deaths 0
*The (ACE) Index calculations are based on preliminary data.

West North Pacific Basin

Pakhar
Tropical Storm Pakhar Satellite Image
Pakhar Track
Tropical Storm Pakhar Forecast Track


Safir Simpson Color Legend for Track Map from Unisys
Saffir-Simpson Scale Color Legend
Tropical Cyclone Summary
Tropical Cyclone Pakhar
Cyclogenesis Date 03/29
Cyclolysis Date 04/01
Highest Saffir-Simpson Category Cat 1
Maximum 6-hr Sustained Wind 75 mph (65 kt or 120 km/h)
Min Pressure 998 mbar
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE*) Index (kt2) 4.1225 x 104
Landfall Information (date, location and sustained winds)
Deaths 0
*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 March 2012, published online April 2012, retrieved on October 24, 2014 from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/tropical-cyclones/2012/3.