Tropical Cyclones in Two Oceans
Check out the map above to see current hazards worldwide! Then, take a look below to learn more about current tropical cyclones.
Tropical Storm Karen
Yesterday, Tropical Storm Karen formed in the Gulf of Mexico. Heading on a north-northwest track, Karen is expected to pass through Louisiana late Saturday. Karen is forecast to reach hurricane status within the next 48 hours and then weaken slightly before making landfall. Check out the image above to see the wind impacts that Karen could produce during the next five days. A hurricane watch is in effect for parts of Louisiana and Florida, for those of you who may soon feel the effects of Karen, begin preparing by reading the PDC Tropical Cyclone Hazard Information Page to learn about precautions that you should take before a tropical cyclone hits. (NHC) Also, visit the PDC Weather Wall daily to review up-to-date information on tropical cyclone activity and severe weather worldwide.
Think you may be affected by Tropical Storm Karen? Check the image below to see if you should keep your umbrella handy.
Tropical Cyclones in the West Pacific
Over in the West Pacific, Typhoon Fitow and newly-formed Tropical Depression 23 (who may get a name soon) are expected to produce widespread wind damage. The projected storm paths of Fitow and 23 come close although currently 23 is about three days behind Fitow. (JTWC)
PDC will continue to monitor all hazard and tropical cyclone activity worldwide.
Current Hazard Warnings
Drought: Gulf of Guinea (Africa), Haiti, United States
Earthquakes: Sea of Okhotsk (6.7), 78km NE of Lesperance Rock (6.5 – New Zealand)
Flood: Southeast Asia, South Sudan, Thailand
Severe Weather: Malaysia, New South Wales (Australia)
Tropical Storm: Fitow (West Pacific)
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