While many prepare to enjoy the Labor Day weekend here in the United States the issue of weather becomes critical for plans being made. Will the weather allows us to have a picnic in the park, or to spend time at the beach with friends and family?
Speaking of weather, this morning I would like to share several images of Earth, in full-disk view, from space to give us an idea of what is happening weather-wise around the world, with particular attention to ‘tropical weather’ and cyclonic activity.
In these snapshots we see plenty of tropical cyclone activity including Tropical Storm FRED in the middle of the Atlantic starting to turn toward the Azores being chased by a tropical wave, which is showing some signs of potential further development to the south of the Cape Verde Islands.
Over the Pacific we see plenty of activity from the eastern Pacific sub-basin to the Central and Northwestern Pacific in the form of hurricane JIMENA east of Hawaii, typhoon KILO to the west of Hawaii, the remnants of hurricane IGNACIO to the northwest of Hawaii, and tropical storm KEVIN just of the Baja California peninsula in Mexico.
Noticeable in these images is the ‘belt of tropical cyclonic activity’ extending from eastern Africa through the Atlantic and the Pacific, all the way to the Indian Ocean over the Bay of Bengal and beyond to the west of India, almost encircling the whole Earth. This a sign there are plenty of seeds that could generate additional tropical cyclones activity in days to come.
Tropical cyclone BLANCA, the second named storm of the 2015 Eastern Pacific hurricane season just went over the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico in the past couple of days. Following close behind Blanca, we have been monitoring a large cell of disturbed weather and low pressure off the coast of Central America, which appears to be getting better organized showing signs of potential cyclonic development.
Could this be CARLOS, the 3rd named tropical cyclone of the Eastern Pacific sub-basin or just another wave of bad weather in a region that has shown a propensity for stormy weather over the past few years? Only time will tell, but for now all interests along the Pacific coastal region of Central America and Mexico, from Nicaragua to Baja California will do well to remain alert, be prepared and follow the progress of this system closely over the next couple of days.
Elsewhere in the world there is Tropical Storm ASHOBAA in the Arabian Sea, northwestern Indian Ocean, about to make landfall in the Arabian Peninsula with sustained maximum winds around 45 – 50 kph.
Also, the ‘tropical wave assembly line’ over Equatorial Africa is showing signs of continuous activity evidenced by a train of disturbed weather cells crossing the continent and moving generally westward all the way across ‘hurricane alley’ over the northern regions of South America into the eastern Pacific where the potential seed for Carlos is now active.