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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!

The Tropics on 21 October 2010

Tropical depression #19 is shown in this GOES satellite view moving generally south over the Caribbean with sustained winds of 35 mph.

  The tropical wave in the northwestern Caribbean has strengthened, as had been discussed in this blog, and gotten better organized during the night to become Tropical Depression #19 of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season. In the early morning hours on 21 October 2010 this cyclone has been moving in a complex environment and its track had varied considerably over the  last 24 hours; where the system was initially moving north by northeast to then turn toward the east, it is now heading south and beginning to turn toward the southwest. (Click of the following link to see TD #19 in motion: http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/flt/t1/loop-avn.html) The models predict completion a full 180 degree turn during the day today so that it will eventually be moving toward the northwest and the Yucatan peninsula. Belize and Quintana Roo, Mexico should monitor this tropical cyclone closely. The environment in wich TD #19 is evolving appear favorable for further development, so it is probable that this system may become a tropical storm in the next 12 – 24 hours and the 17th named tropical cyclone of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season.

Projected track for Tropical depression #19 on 21 October 2010 developed by the Navy Rsearch Laboratory, based on NOAA data and observations.


Satellite view of typhoon MEGI on 21 October 2010 as it moved generally northward toward China, over the South China Sea.

Also today, 21 October 2010,  over the South China Sea a very large Typhoon MEGI continues to move generally north toward mainland China with sustained winds of 105 – 110 mph. This typhoon at one point had a diameter in excess of 1,000 miles virtually covering most of the South China Sea; even now as it has weakened some it still reaches from the Philippines to Taiwan and China.

The projected track is still showing Typhoon Megi aiming for landfall somewhere near Shantou, although some “wobble” in the track is still in the projected path over the next 24 – 36 hours. To see Typhoon Megi in movement please click on the link that follows: http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/mtsat/flt/t2/flash-avn.html  

Projected track for Typhoon Megi on 21 October 2010, by the Navy Rsearch Laboratory based on NOAA observations and data.


Satellite view of Tropical Storm GIRI in the Bay of bengal, Indian Ocean, on 21 October 2010 moving toward Burma (Myanmar) and Cambodia.

  Moving east from Typhoon Megi’s current location, all the way to the Indian Ocean, and more precisely the Bay of Bengal  we have Tropical Storm GIRI moving generally toward the northeast aiming for Burma and Cambodia. This storm was until recently just an area of low pressure, which in the past few hours strengthened to tropical storm force becoming Giri.

You can see Tropical Storm Giri in motion by clicking on the link that follows: http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/mtsat/flt/t4/flash-avn.html