WHAT IS A TROPICAL INVEST AREA?

Pierre Montes ask, “what is an invest”. It’s actually a pretty legit question. Sometimes as meteorologist we spout out these random phrases that we think everybody understands but sometimes I understand you may not know what exactly it means. Especially with an invest area, because it has no real meteorological definition. That is outside of […]

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2021 TYPHOON SEASON PREDICTION CONTEST

This year’s “FIRST TYPHOON CONTEST” is upon us. It is meant to practice in long range forecasting and see where people stand as far as storm development. Now through February 1st you can post your guess as to when the First Typhoon will form (VIA JMA, THEY ARE THE OFFICIAL WMO AGENCY) SUBMISSIONS WERE CLOSED […]

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Tropical Depression Auring / Dujuan Near Landfall in the Philippines

Tropical Auring / Dujuan was upgraded to a Tropical Storm today as it nears Mindanao and Visayas. Yet after it moves onshore it will weaken quickly thanks to a cold surge flowing in out of China. Thus the track looks scary I know but the big thing is the intensity of it as it tracks […]

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Severe Tropical Storm Atsani and New Storm Developing Near the Philippines

Severe Tropical Storm Atsani is now skirting the south coast of Taiwan. The storm looks actually rather impressive on radar with typhoon strength wind gust still likely along the southern coast. Yet the big impact is the rainfall here where well over 300mm has already been seen and another 200mm is possible. I discuss this […]

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