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Tropical Depression Ramon, a big Philippine Rain Maker

As we head in to mid-November the tropics remain relatively active today with two tropical depressions in the western pacific. First is a relatively weak area just east of the Philippines named by PAGASA as “Ramon”. The storm is relatively weak but it’s interaction with the north east monsoon will create gusty conditions across northern […]

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11th November Western Pacific Outlook (Nakri & Tropical Lows)

It’s the 11th of November 2019, there are multiple low pressure areas in the Western Pacific today but no real “big story” at this time. https://youtu.be/6NQSgRjdan4 Most notable though is Nakri which made landfall in Vietnam this weekend. It still is set to bring plenty of rainfall in central areas of the country along with […]

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Typhoon Hunters in the Western Pacific and Why They Need to Return

The discussion about Typhoon recon like the Hurricane Hunters in the Atlantic has re-emerged yet again recently over the actual intensity of Typhoon Halong. Which was located in the North Pacific on November 5th 2019 and based on Satellite analysis may have been one of the strongest storms on earth in 2019. Yet with no […]

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Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda Six Years Later

It’s been six years since Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda ripped through the central Philippines taking the lives of over 6,300 people and changing the way most look at typhoons forever, especially in the Philippines. Even today I still get messages from people worried about future storms more so now than ever because of their horrible experience […]

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Nakri Upgrades to a Severe Tropical Storm (Quiel)

The Japan Meteorological Agency has upgraded Nakri to a Severe Tropical Storm. So at this point it is not a typhoon but still organized enough to cause issues. This storm spun up yesterday along the tail end of a massive cold front moving south of China as does happen often this time of year. https://youtu.be/hqgzEzkLxkc […]

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Tropical Storm Nakri Forms West of the Philippines

The 24th Named Storm of the Season has been designated by JMA near the Philippines. This newly formed Tropical Storm is called Nakri and is set to be a decent rain maker in the Philippines and Vietnam. This storm spun up along the tail end of a massive cold front moving south of China as […]

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