DEVELOPING TROPICAL LOW NEAR MINDANAO AND VISAYAS January 24-26th

As residents of Mindanao and Southern Visayas pick up following Typhoon Odette another tropical storm is brewing in the Philippine Sea here in January. The area is slowly getting organized Thursday evening but still remains broad and spread out with little to no clear low-level circulation. Not until the weekend into early next week do […]

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Developing Tropical Low in the Philippine Sea this week

A new January tropical system on the horizon? Possibly… a weak tropical wave south of Guam today is displaying plenty of convection but little organization right now. The problem is as it nears the Philippines model guidance shows something spinning up off the coast of Mindanao by the weekend into early next week.Thus there are […]

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Westpacwx Tropical Update

THE COLD SURGE still dominates, keeping everyone cooler than average along with breezy north winds exhaling out of Siberia. Naturally, this is a killer of all tropical systems, and there no worries of development.

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Rocket Launch produces unusual clouds over the Philippines.

Check out these photos from Laoag, Northern Luzon in the Philippines. Did anyone see these strange clouds here? Well, it’s not Aliens, actually, it’s a very familiar sight that I often see here in Florida. It’s a noctilucent cloud produced by today’s Rocket launch out of Wenchang in Hainan China of their Mach 7A, high […]

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AN UPDATE ON THE RECOVERY IN THE PHILIPPINES

Despite the devastation from Rai / Odette recovery is well underway. Today the Chief of Metropolitan Public Safety Office (MPSO) in Manila Atty Victor Roy Trinidad shared this information with me about the efforts in Southern Leyte to restore the infrastructure to the region. I’m sure it’s a tough job especially heading into the Christmas […]

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Typhoon Odette / Rai moves across the Philippines

Typhoon Odette / Rai continues to move across Visayas today bringing with it destructive winds and flooding. Even for those away from the Philippine Sea Coast like Cebu city you still need to prep for destructive winds that will be hitting during the dark tonight. Already along the coast damage has been reported as well […]

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TYPHOON RAI / ODETTE NEARING LANDFALL, WEDNESDAY EVENING UPDATE

Typhoon Rai / Odette not looking terribly organized on IR Imagery but as forecasters, we need to look at all the available products. One of them is Microwave imagery shown here which indicates an eye clearing out in the center of the storm. It also shows a rather tight eyewall indicating the max winds concentrated […]

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