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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!