Extremely Rare Southeast Pacific Subtropical Cyclone Forms Off the Chilean Coast. May Be The First One Ever.

No subtropical or tropical cyclones have been recognized in that part of the world

 

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A rare subtropical cyclone appears to have developed off the coast of Chile.

No subtropical or tropical cyclones have been recognized in that part of the world.

Cold water typically inhibits tropical development near South America.

An exceptionally rare subtropical storm appears to have formed off the central coast of Chile in the southeast Pacific Ocean, typically one of the world’s most tropical cyclone devoid ocean basins.

The subtropical cyclone formed late last weekend several hundred miles west of the South American coast.

Satellite showing a likely subtropical cyclone off the coast of Chile on Tuesday.   (NASA)

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