Heavy rains produced by Tropical Storm “Fiona” continue over portions of the Leeward Islands and are spreading across the Virgin Islands. The storm is moving toward Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic and is expected to strengthen into a hurricane before reaching them.
Remnants of Typhoon “Merbok” will bring potentially historical coastal flooding, high surf, coastal erosion, high winds, high seas and heavy rain to western Alaska and the Bering Sea through the weekend, the National Weather Service (NWS) warns.
The remnants of Typhoon “Merbok” are working through the Bering Sea, bringing the potential for historic coastal flooding and storm surges as the system works through the region this weekend.
Nanmadol formed on September 13, 2022, as the 14th named storm of the 2022 Pacific typhoon season, strengthened to a typhoon on September 15, and reached super typhoon status on September 16. The system is still strengthening and is expected to reach Kyushu, Japan by September 18.
Tropical Storm “Fiona” formed at 01:50 UTC on September 15, 2022, as the 6th named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. The center of Fiona is expected to move across the Leeward Islands Friday night and early Saturday, and move near the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico late Saturday into Sunday.
Typhoon “Muifa” made its first landfall in China on the coast of Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province at approximately 12:30 UTC on September 14, 2022, with maximum sustained winds of up to 151 km/h (94 mph), and the second in Shanghai’s Fengxian District at 16:30 UTC, with maximum sustained winds of up to 126 km/h (78 mph).
China’s national observatory issued a red alert, the most severe warning level, on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, as Typhoon Muifa is expected to make landfall twice later in the day-the first in coastal areas between Sanmen County and Zhoushan City in Zhejiang Province around nightfall, and the second in coastal areas between Jiaxing City in Zhejiang Province and Shanghai’s Pudong District on Wednesday evening, with maximum 1-minute sustained winds of 130 km/h (80 mph).
Typhoon “Muifa” has continued moving NW over the East China Sea, toward the coast of eastern China over the past 24 hours. The typhoon is expected to make landfall in Zhejiang Province, China on September 14, 2022, and pass over or very close to Shanghai – the most populated city in the world.
Tropical Storm “Kay” delivered nearly a year’s worth of rain across Southern California last week, shattering daily rainfall records.
Tropical Storm “Kay” is moving parallel to the western coast of the Baja California peninsula, bringing heavy rains and flooding to Mexico. The moisture produced by the storm may also produce heavy rain and the potential for considerable flash flooding in the Southwest U.S., especially in the Peninsular ranges.