Tropical Storms

Paine becomes 11th hurricane of the season, moving north toward Baja California

Tropical Storm "Paine" formed at 03:00 UTC on September 18, 2016, off the west coast of Mexico and became the 16th named tropical cyclone of the 2016 Pacific hurricane season. Paine thus tied with 1992 for most tropical cyclones on record formed between...

September 19, 2016

Slow-moving Tropical Storm "Julia" forms along Florida's northeast coast

Tropical Storm "Julia" has formed along Florida's northeast coast around 03:00 UTC on September 14, 2016. Julia is a slow-moving storm expected to produce heavy rainfall over the southeastern US this week. At 06:00 UTC on September 14 (02:00 EDT), the...

September 14, 2016

After two landfalls in Mexico, Newton moves into Arizona as a post-tropical cyclone

After hitting Baja California and Sonora, Mexico as a Category 1 hurricane, Newton is now a post-tropical cyclone located over Arizona, United States. There was no major damage in Baja California, but the storm killed at least 2 people when a fishing boat capsized...

September 07, 2016

Tropical Storm "Malou" hits Okinawa, heading toward Tokyo, Japan

Tropical Storm "Malou" has formed early Tuesday, September 6, 2016, following the gradual development of a low pressure area off of the monsoonal trough northeast of Luzon, Philippines. The system is already bringing flooding rain to Okinawa. "This...

September 06, 2016

Newton to hit Baja California as a hurricane, reach Arizona on September 7

Tropical Storm "Newton" (15E) has formed near the west coast of Mexico on September 5, 2016. The system is strengthening and is expected to make landfall over the southern tip of Baja California early Tuesday (UTC), September 6. A dangerous storm surge is...

September 05, 2016

Hermine became a hurricane before Florida landfall, life-threatening surge, tornadoes and flooding expected

Tropical Storm "Hermine" officially became a hurricane at 18:00 UTC on September 1, 2016, just hours before Florida landfall. This will be Florida's first hurricane landfall in almost 11 years. Life-threatening surge, tornadoes, and flooding rains are...

September 01, 2016

Florida declares state of emergency, prepares for Tropical Storm "Hermine" landfall

On Wednesday, August 31, 2016, some 24 hours before Tropical Storm "Hermine" makes landfall, Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for 42 counties, covering all of Central Florida, except for Osceola County. Current models show...

August 31, 2016

The peak of northern hemisphere's 2016 tropical cyclone season

As of August 30, 2016, there are six active tropical cyclones across the Atlantic and Pacific ocean. In the Pacific, they are Hurricane "Madeline," Hurricane "Lester," and Tropical Storm "Lionrock." In the Atlantic, they are tropical...

August 30, 2016

Massive monsoon gyre generates 3 tropical cyclones near Japan

What meteorologists are calling a massive monsoon gyre has produced three named tropical storms in the Northwest Pacific Ocean on August 19, 2016, and all three of them are simultaneously threatening Japan. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) named them Mindulle,...

August 20, 2016

Tropical Storm "Dianmu" about to hit Vietnam, flash floods and landslides predicted

As of August 18, 2016, there are three tropical cyclones with fourth possibly developing in the Northwest Pacific Ocean, the most active basin on the planet. The biggest threat over the next 24 to 48 hours is Tropical Cyclone "Dianmu" which is forecast to...

August 18, 2016

Tropical Storm "Chanthu" hits Japan

Tropical Storm "Chanthu" made the first landfall in Japan's Chosi, Chiba prefecture around 18:30 UTC on August 16 (03:30 JST on August 17) and the second near Cape Erimo on the southern tip of the main island of Hokkaido around 08:30 UTC on August 17,...

August 17, 2016

Tropical Storm "Chanthu" approaching Japan with heavy rain and strong winds

Tropical Depression 09W formed on August 13 in the northwest Pacific Ocean and strengthened into a tropical storm named Chanthu by the end of the UTC day. Chanthu is now approaching Japan with heavy rain and strong winds and is expected to skirt the northeastern...

August 15, 2016

Strong winds and heavy rainfall threaten Baja California as Tropical Storm "Javier" eyes Mexico

After Earl lashed parts of Mexico with abundant rainfall and triggered numerous deadly landslides, another tropical storm is aiming the region. Newly formed Tropical Storm "Javier" is nearing the southern tip of Baja California Sur, and another spell of...

August 08, 2016

40 people killed as Tropical Storm "Earl" triggers severe flash floods and mudslides in Mexico

Tropical Storm "Earl" accompanied by intense rainfall caused flash floods and mudslides in mountainous regions of Mexico during the weekend of August 6, 2016. At least 40 people were killed, and the damage from the storm affected at least 200 people,...

August 08, 2016

Tropical Storm "Omais" to become a typhoon and affect Japan with high waves

Omais, the seventh tropical cyclone of the 2016 Pacific typhoon season, developed on August 4, 2016. The system will intensify and become a typhoon over the next 48 hours, and begin to weaken afterward. No watches or warnings have been issued. The storm may bring...

August 05, 2016

Tropical Storm "Earl" causes flooding and traffic disruptions in Belize, flash floods and mudslides expected in Mexico

After making landfall over Belize, Tropical Storm "Earl" continues to move inland, lashing southern Mexico with heavy rainfall. Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for parts of Mexico, as intense winds and heavy rainfall may induce life-threatening...

August 05, 2016

Earl forms near Jamaica as 5th tropical cyclone of the season, moving toward Belize

Tropical Storm "Earl" formed on August 2 in the Caribbean Sea, near Jamaica, as the fifth named tropical cyclone of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season. Earl is the fifth named storm to form in the western Caribbean (10-20°N, 90-75°W) during August...

August 02, 2016