Power Outages Continue To Rise as Hurricane Matthew Sweeps through Florida

As Florida began feeling the effects of Hurricane Matthew on Friday morning, thousands of people have already been left without electricity. Over 200, 000 people have been affected by power outages. This is according to the Florida Power and Light Company. Even though more people lost power in the course of Thursday and Friday, power was restored in some parts. This brings the number of people who have been affected by power outages at some point to 301, 230. The Florida Power and Light (FPL)…

Tropical Threat Present inFlorida This Week

Flash flooding concerns will continue throughout Florida on Tuesday due to an area of low lying pressure that is moving slowly throughout the area. This system has already caused many rain showers and thunderstorms; causing 11 inches of rain in some areas of the state already. It is yet to be determined if this system will become a tropical cyclone or not, but the weather will still be unstable for a while throughout the Sunshine State. A frontal boundary stalled on Sunday from southwestward Bermuda…

Typhoon Maysak to Reach the Philippines by Next Weekend

Super Typhoon Maysak will continue to get stronger throughout the next 12-24 hours as it begins to make its way westward across the Pacific Ocean. Even though it is passing to the North of Yap, flooding and damaging winds are still a strong possibility. The typhoon first developed into a tropical storm on Friday while it was passing across Micronesia, which is to the southeast of Guam. This system is only continuing to get stronger and it will continue to pose a series threat as…

Ryuku Islands At Risk for Extreme Weather Due to Typhoon Vongfong

Just as Japan is beginning to recover from Typhoon Phanfone, a new and powerful system is beginning to make an appearance on the radar. Typhoon Vongfong, which means “wasp” in the Cantonese language, is building strength in the western Pacific Ocean just east of Taiwan. This powerful system has set its sights on the Ryuku Islands of Japan, and will then continue on into mainland Japan. This typhoon has already brought flooding and damaging winds to the northern Mariana Islands on Sunday. Recorded wind gusts…

Development in the Pacific, Fung-Wong hitting northern Philippines

For the central/eastern Atlantic season, it has been a very slow and non-active season. Whatever energy that is left in the region is now being put into creating the Category 3 Hurricane Edouard, and it is only the third named storm so far. The month ends in a week, and no further development is really expected. There have been a couple of waves and disturbances in concentrated regions of thunderstorms, but nothing big is expected to come of these small isolated cells. Firstly, the month…

Tropical Storm Update; Edouard Now Tropical Storm

A new Tropical Storm, named Edouard, has now formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. This cell was discovered on Thursday, over 1,000 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands. This is fifth named storm of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, and will generally track in a northwestward direction over the next week or so before moving more towards the north early into next week. With the track that its on now, it isn’t expected to pose an immediate threat to the Caribbean, Bermuda, or the…

Hurricane Iselle Headed For the 50th State

A hurricane warning is now in effect for the Big Island of Hawaii, as Hurricane Iselle makes its way into the 50th state of America. This is actually the first hurricane warning that has been issued for Hawaii since 1993. If this particular system stays intact as a hurricane and makes landfall, it will be the first hurricane to actually do so since 1992’s Hurricane Iniki. Maui County, which includes the islands of Maui, Lanai, Kahoolawe and Molokai, is now under a tropical storm warning.…

Threat For Another Tropical Depression as Guam is Subjected to a Typhoon

This week in the Tropical forecast, there is an Eastern Atlantic disturbance that is on its way to becoming a tropical depression, and there is also a possibility of a looming threat to the Lesser Antilles by the weekend. Guam has been issued a typhoon watch as Tropical Storm Halong continues to gather its strength before hitting shore. There is an area of low lying pressure that is present over the eastern Atlantic this week which continues to organize today. Due to this area of…

Typhoon Rammasun Making Its Way Through the Philippines

This week, a tyhpoon that is named Rammasun (this hurricane is known locally to residents of the Philippines as Glenda) passed over Manila Bay and just south of the core of Metro Manila through the morning in the Philippines. This typhoon then strengthened quite quickly on early Tuesday morning and remained a Category 3 equivalent storm for the most of the day. Higher terrain in the area has disrupted the circulation of Rammasun as it crossed the Calabarzon region and moved towards Manila. Thankfully for…

Aftermath of Hurricane Arthur

Hurricane Arthur first made its appearance and interrupted many holiday plans along the East Coast for the Fourth of July, and it began with a disturbance that came off of the coast of the Carolinas that then drifted southward towards the Bahamas. Arthur first became a tropical depression on June 30th off of the coast of Florida, and was the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season of 2014. This tropical storm reached hurricane strength on July 3rd, just off the coast of South…