Tropical Weather Brief- 8:00am PST, Sunday, October 9, 2016
Tropical storm 22W AERE has lost a bit of strength overnight as much of its circulation is over land and more hostile atmospheric conditions build in the area. AERE is expected to start moving to the southwest and weakening further as the atmosphere loses its ability to support tropical cyclone development in this area.
Tropical storm 23W SONGDA has been designated far to the east. This system is expected to gain s…trength as it tracks to the west-northwest, then re-curving to the north and northeast as it gets caught up in the baroclinic zone over the Pacific. This system will not affect any major land areas, and will only be a challenge to the smaller islands and shipping.
A weak area of low pressure east of the southernmost major Philippine island of Mindanao is expected to linger over the archipelago for the next few days, but no development is forecasted by the reliable major computer models.