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Western Pacific Tropical Update – 24 January 2017

Bottom Line Up Front: Potential low pressure area to cross Philippine Sea this weekend. Active Storms: None. 5-Day Tropical Discussion: A near-equatorial trough remains horizontal, centered near 7°N latitude.  The disturbance centered roughly near 145-150°E continues to be the subject of interest.  Although it is yet to be classified as an invest, this disturbance continues to…

Daily weather brief – Tuesday, January 24, 2017

NORTH Although temperatures are still quite cold over the northern region, the cold air mass is starting to moderate a bit, especially in parts of Mongolia and Northern China. Skies are clear region-wide as high pressure dominates the region. Air quality in the northeast Chinese lowlands will approach hazardous levels today under the high pressure…

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE STRANDED ON HIGHWAY IN WESTERN JAPAN DUE TO HEAVY SNOW

Snow totals have continued to sky rocket across Japan following nearly 2 weeks of continued heavy snowfall in the country.   The highest totals have been in Hokoriku where at a few ski resorts over 3 meters of snow depth has been recorded. The latest storm which blew through on Saturday followed by a tight…

Western Pacific Tropical Update – 23 January 2017

Bottom Line Up Front: Low-latitude disturbance creeping westward. Active Storms: None. 5-Day Tropical Discussion: Area of convergence exists over Mindanao, spreading rain showers across the southern Philippines.  This disturbance is expected to continue moving westward with no signs of development. We continue to monitor a disturbance roughly near 5°N 150-155°E.  It is expected to enter…