Tag Archives: Tropical Cyclone

Does global climate change have an influence on tropical cyclone activity?

Does global climate change have an influence on tropical cyclone activity and can these influences be detected?  This question is important given the high risk to populations along coastal regions. This question was tackled in a recent assessment published in The Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Continue reading

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Tropical Cyclone Wind Speed probability graphic

In addition to the familiar National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) hurricane track forecast with it’s iconic cone, the NHC also produces a wind speed probabilities graphic. Continue reading

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2020 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook issued by Colorado State University

The Department of Atmospheric Science Colorado State University has issued its “Extended Range Forecast for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season.   The outlook anticipates that the 2020 Atlantic basin hurricane season will have above-normal activity. The report points to the current … Continue reading

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Typhoon Forecast to impact Philippines on Christmas

Tropical Storm Phanfone over the western North Pacific east of the Philippines is tracking westward at 14 knots with max winds about 55 knots. Conditions favor additional strengthening with max winds reaching near 70 knots within the next 12 hours … Continue reading

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Tropical Cyclone Belna heading for Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone Belna over the South Indian Ocean NNE of Europa Island has been moving SSW at 5 knots with max winds currently estimated at 90 knots.  Belna is expected to make landfall along the west coast of Madagascar thenl … Continue reading

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Two Tropical Cyclones developing over the South Indian Ocean

First Tropical Cyclone Tropical Cyclone (02S) has formed over the South Indian Ocean NNW of St Denis, Reunion and is moving WSW at about 4 knots with max winds of 40 knots. This system is moving through an area of … Continue reading

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Typhoon Kammuri to impact Philippines

Typhoon Kammuri over the western North Pacific east of the Philippines is moving westward at 9 knots with max winds of 70 knots. Environmental conditions are favorable for further intensification and Kammuri is expected to reach near 100 knots prior … Continue reading

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Typhoon Fengsen moves north over western North Pacific

Typhoon Fengsen, over the western North Pacific currently S-SE of Iwo To is moving northward at 14 knots with max winds of 110 knots and max significant wave heights to 50 feet (about 15 meters). Fengsen is forecast to turn … Continue reading

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Tropical Cyclone Matmo has made landfall SSE of Kolkata, India

Tropical Cyclone Matmo has made landfall SSE of Kolkata, India near the India-Bangladesh border and was moving ENE at 8 knots. At landfall the max winds were about 100 knots but currently has fallen to about 80 knots. Matmo will … Continue reading

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Tropical Cyclone Matmo strengthens over Bay Bengal

Tropical Cyclone Matmo currently over the Bay of Bengal ESE of Visakhapatnam, India has been moving north at 6 knots with max winds now at 75 knots and max significant wave height of 25 feet (7.6 meters).  Matmo continues to … Continue reading

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