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HAPPENINGS THIS 28 MAY 2017

A large storm. already affecting fourteen states, marches eastward across the south-central USA this 28 May 2017. (NOAA GOES EAST)

Disturbed weather is everywhere. A huge storm, now affecting fourteen states across the south-central USA, has been moving eastward with damaging winds, possible tornadoes, severe lightning, hail, and heavy rains.

A strengthening Tropical Storm TWO moves toward Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal (HIMAWARI-8 Satellite image)
Projected track for Tropical Storm TWO in the Bay of Bengal, on 28 May 2017 (Courtesy, U.S. Navy Office of Naval Research)

On the other side of the planet in the Bay of Bengal, a large and strengthening Tropical Storm TWO is moving generally north toward Bangladesh. Flooding is expected in the low-laying coastal regions of Bangladesh, and possibly northeastern India and northwestern Burma. There is also a large cell of disturbed weather over the South China Sea, between the Philippines and Vietnam, which is showing some cyclonic tendencies meriting investigation and close monitoring.

Large disturbed weather cell over the South China Sea is being monitored for possible cyclonic development. (HIMAWARI-8 Satellite)

A large region from Southern Mexico to Panama and waters of the eastern east Pacific has been under a conglomerate of stormy weather cells, which have been causing extreme rain, severe lightning, and instances of flooding throughout the area for the past few days. This has brought much-needed rain to alleviate drought conditions in Nicaragua and other Central American countries, but at the price of damaging flash floods and winds.

GOES EAST satellite image of 28 May 2017, shows stormy weather ranging from the eastern Atlantic off the coast of equatorial Africa, to a vast region encompassing Southern Mexico, Central America, Panama, northern Colombia, and waters of the eastern east Pacific. (NOAA)

Hurricane alley just north of the equator is filling up with storms and disturbed weather cells, generated by tropical waves emerging from equatorial Africa, all the way from eastern Atlantic waters to the Caribbean.

It is clear we need to be prepared and remain alert. MITIGATE!

HURRICANE GUILLERMO aims for Hawaii

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On this Saturday the 1st day of August there are two tropical cyclones and two low pressure disturbances in the Pacific Ocean. Hurricane GUILLERMO, the 7th named storm of the 2015 East Pacific hurricane season that ‘officially’ opened on 15 May, is a strengthening storm approaching the central Pacific moving in the general direction of the ‘big island’ of Hawaii.

Projected track of Hurricane GUILLERMO as  of 1 August 2015. The storm, which is expected to continue strengthening over the next 24 - 48 hours is forecasted to then weaken as it gets closer to the Big Island of Hawaii by mid-week
Projected track of Hurricane GUILLERMO as of 1 August 2015. The storm, which is expected to continue strengthening over the next 24 – 48 hours is forecasted to then weaken as it gets closer to the Big Island of Hawaii by mid-week
Infrared satellite image of 1 August 2015 showing Tropical Storm SOUDELOR in the northwestern Pacific approaching the Philippines Sea
Infrared satellite image of 1 August 2015 showing Tropical Storm SOUDELOR in the northwestern Pacific approaching the Philippines Sea

Elsewhere in the Pacific a strengthening tropical storm SOUDELOR is approaching the Philippines Sea aiming in the general direction of southern Japan.

Infrared satellite image of 1 August 2015 showing the remains of a tropical storm in the region of the Bay of Bengal and Bangladesh
Infrared satellite image of 1 August 2015 showing the remains of a tropical storm in the region of the Bay of Bengal and Bangladesh

Over Bangladesh and the Bay of Bengal we are still seeing  what remains of a tropical storm that recently made landfall there, which is generating copious rains over a vast region.

Visible light satellite image [NOAA} showing a low pressure disturbance currently moving westward along 'hurricane alley' in the general direction of the Windward Islands.
Visible light satellite image [NOAA} showing a low pressure disturbance currently moving westward along ‘hurricane alley’ in the general direction of the Windward Islands.
Closer to us here in Florida, we can see a low pressure disturbance moving generally westward along ‘hurricane alley’ in the midst of a long train of large cells of disturbed weather populating the full 4000 kilometer length of the alley from the western coast of Equatorial Africa and the region south of the Cape Verde Islands all the way to near the northeastern coast of South America.  This disturbance has been designated as ’94L INVEST’ and is being monitored by the National Hurricane Center (NOAA) for any signs of potential cyclonic development in what has been an otherwise rather quiet 2015 Atlantic hurricane season.

Color-enhanced infrared satellite image [NOAA] of 1 August 2015 showing the entire 4000 km length of 'Hurricane Alley' populated by a train of tropical waves.
Color-enhanced infrared satellite image [NOAA] of 1 August 2015 showing the entire 4000 km length of ‘Hurricane Alley’ populated by a train of tropical waves.
Keep on watching. Remain alert. Be prepared. MITIGATE!