Could we have a typhoon near Tokyo during the Olympics?

Could we have a tropical system near Tokyo during the Olympics? It is very possible as Invest 90W starts to spin up south of Japan today. Still early and plenty of time to watch but I’m sure the Mets at the Japan Meteorological Agency are keeping an eye on it. Lets also talk about what […]

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Typhoon Cempaka and In-fa Update

In-fa continues to strengthen today and is starting to wrap up while taking on a monsoonal low type of look. This often indicates winds displaced well away from the center of circulation which is why those in Okinawa should not let their guard down despite the fact the center of the storm is passing to […]

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Tropical Storm In-fa / Fabian Update

Discussing the latest on In-Fa as it nears the Okinawan islands. The storm’s track has wavered a bit south of Okinawa Honto but is still close enough to bring tropical storm conditions by Tuesday Night in to Wednesday. Meanwhile, northern Taiwan needs to watch the storm too. Plus Inflow from In-fa is combining with inflow […]

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Developing Tropical system east of the Philippines

A broad area of convection is spinning up east of Luzon today. Guidance continues to suggest development from this area with a possible impact for SW Japan and a monsoonal surge across Luzon in to next week. This has been labeled Invest 98W by JTWC. 1. WESTERN NORTH PACIFIC AREA (180 TO MALAY PENINSULA): A. […]

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Western Pacific Tropical Outlook

Let’s take a look across the tropics, today we have a few areas to watch but nothing that screams “ALERT ALERT”. A tropical wave is popping some thunderstorms south of Guam. This also has a low chance of development and little model support but still is worth watching. In the extended forecast though the CPC […]

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Tropical Storm Champi Named south of Japan.

Discussing Tropical Storm Champi today as it tracks north towards Japan. It would become a typhoon near the Ogasawara island before getting wrapped up in the rainy season front off the coast of Honshu. That still could mean a messy weekend in Tokyo Sunday in to Monday. Maybe not a full-on typhoon there but not […]

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Developing Tropical System Near Guam

JTWC has upgraded the low-pressure area east of Guam to a Tropical Depression and expects it to become a tropical storm as the system passes just south of the island. Despite the Low-level center remaining offshore, the bulk of the convection will pass over Guam which means tropical storm conditions are possible on the island […]

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