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Daily update- Thursday, May 26, 2016

Storm systems roll across the northern region, bringing clouds and showers while the méiyǔ front and monsoon stays locked in over the central region. The south region will once again see a rainy day thanks in large part to 90W INVEST in the South China Sea. The tropics stay quiet, aside from 90W, with very little in the way of activity noted this morning.  NORTH Cold medicines and remedies will be selling like hotcakes in Mongolia, where over the past 48 hours, they have seen the afternoon high temperature drop 9 degrees, only to rebound big time by 12 degrees today. Fortunately, ...

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Daily update- Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A taste of winter visits the northernmost reaches of the north region while locations to the south and east feel a bit summer-y. The central region deals with more monsoonal rain as the méiyǔ settles in. Vastly different conditions are in place over the south region and the tropics compared to last week as we have widespread rainfall across these regions, thanks in part to our first tropical disturbance of the season.  NORTH Residents of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia are waking up to snowfall this morning, compliments of an eastward shot of cold air that has clipped the northernmost portions of the country, seemingly ...

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Invest 90W

Invest 90W Rings in 2016 as the first sign of activity in the Tropics

Invest 90W continues to keep our attention Wednesday morning in the South China Sea. The first actual sign of any sort of tropical activity in months has our weather team slowly awakening from its tropical hibernation.  This is just a little nudge out of our near record breaking calmness in the western pacific though.  There is not expectations on this storm become a named system as it slowly meanders to the north in to China through Thursday. Despite it being labeled a "invest" by the US Military which is their way of basically saying we need to watch these clouds more ...

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Invest 90W Enhanced Infrared Satellite - MTSAT1

Invest 90W develops in the South China Sea

A tropical disturbance in the South China Sea has been designated as Invest 90W by the Naval Research Laboratory--the first of the 2016 Western Pacific Season.  Although it has been designated as such, currently the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) and the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) have yet to identify this as a suspect or low pressure area. Looking at the forecast models, most global models do not develop the area any further that a weak disturbance.  The exceptions are the Canadian and the NAVGEM, which develop a weak low pressure area and drift it northward toward southeast China by the ...

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NWPAC outlook, 24 MAY

Daily update- Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The north and central regions gets a shot of tropical moisture as a storm system pulls up the remnants of cyclone ROANU from the south. Some of that moisture is lingering over the south bringing much-needed rainfall relief. The tropics are still quiet, and boring.  NORTH Cyclonic storm ROANU, the Indian Ocean’s first system of the 2016 season, moved inland near Bangladesh last weekend. A storm system sweeping through has picked up that moisture and spread it out all over eastern Asia. This storm system is moving into southeastern Russia, with a trailing cold front that extends well to the southwest into ...

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