The Week in Tropical Weather

I have come to the conclusion that I post way too much about the tropics. I am no expert in tropical meteorology, I wouldn’t even call myself an amateur. Tropical Meteorology is a much different animal than mid-latitude meteorology, and as such, it is difficult for me to apply my knowledge of mid-latitude meteorology to […]

Tropical Depression Five Forms in the Eastern Pacific

Tropical Depression Five has formed in the eastern Pacific as of this afternoon. This is the fifth storm to form within the past few weeks, and the majority of them have moved in a very similar pattern. TD Five comes after Hurricane Blas, and is currently following Hurricane Celia. Blas was a very intense hurricane, […]

The Tropical Season in the Pacific is Heating up

The Tropical Pacific has been unusually quiet over the past…well, several months. The western Pacific has tropical systems form and roll generally throughout the year, but they hadn’t had a tropical system since December. That is anomalously rare. #Himawari rapid scan view of Tropical Storm #Nepartak, 1st TS in the NW Pacific since December […]

Typhoon GIF Will Rock Your Socks Off

Yeah, yeah. I know that I said that that tornado the other day was probably the coolest weather entity I’d ever seen. Well, I lied. I have never seen anything like this. The tropical pacific has been almost ridiculously active recently, with 3 Super Typhoons forming by the end of May. But now, we have a […]

Pineapple Express Helps to Alleviate California Drought

Portions of the western United States are in desperate need of rainfall but January offered little to no drought relief in California. Check out this map illustrating radar-estimated rainfall totals during the month of January. Areas shaded in green and blue saw less than two inches of monthly rainfall. If you thought the Bowling Green bubble […]

Typhoon Hagupit Could Hit the Philippines

Typhoon Hagupit is intensifying in the Pacific and could threaten the Philippines in the next few days. Hagupit is currently the equivalent of a Category 3 storm and could potentially become a super typhoon, or the equivalent of a Category 4 or 5 storm, by Friday. The typhoon looks as though it will soon undergo […]

Arctic Blast on the Way?

Arctic air looks to be moving into the region next week. We could be seeing temperatures up to 25 degrees below normal for this time of year. If you don’t like winter, you may want to head south…to Brazil. Brad Panovich posted a blog that details the possible Arctic blast. One of the many reasons […]