CURRENT TROPICAL CYCLONES:

Tropical Cyclone 08E (Douglas)…is located 665 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii

 

Northeast Pacific

There are no active tropical cyclones >>> An area of low pressure could form south of the southern coast of Mexico over the weekend or early next week. Some slow development of the system will be possible thereafter while it moves generally west-northwestward. * Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0 percent * Formation chance through 5 days…low…10 percent
Here’s the link to the National Hurricane Center (NHC)

Central Pacific

Tropical Cyclone 08E (Douglas)…is a major category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/EP08/refresh/EP082020_5day_cone_with_line_and_wind+png/144002_5day_cone_with_line_and_wind.png https://mkwc.ifa.hawaii.edu/satellite/images/goes17/full/13/latest.13.nep.png https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/EP08/refresh/EP082020_earliest_reasonable_toa_no_wsp_34+png/145820_earliest_reasonable_toa_no_wsp_34.png https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/EP08/refresh/EP082020_wind_probs_34_F120+png/145820.png https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/storminfo/08E_tracks_latest.png According to the CPHC, Douglas is moving toward the west-northwest near 20 mph (31 km/h). This motion is expected to continue through Saturday, followed by a slight decrease in forward speed and a turn toward the west. On the forecast track, Douglas will be near the main Hawaiian Islands Saturday night through Sunday night. Maximum sustained winds are near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is expected to continue through the weekend. However, Douglas is still forecast to be near hurricane strength when it nears the islands. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km). HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND WIND: Strong winds associated with Douglas are expected to affect portions of the Hawaiian Islands as early as late Saturday night or Sunday, through the day Monday. Tropical Storm or Hurricane Watches will likely be required for portions of the state later today. SURF: Large swells generated by Douglas are expected to begin affecting portions of the Hawaiian Islands on Saturday. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office. RAINFALL: Heavy rainfall associated with Douglas is expected to affect portions of the Hawaiian Islands from late Saturday night through Monday. Total rain accumulations of 6 to 10 inches with isolated maximum totals of 15 inches will be possible, especially across elevated terrain. This rain may result in life-threatening flash flooding and land slides, as well as rapid water level rises on small streams. Here’s a satellite image of this area Here’s a link to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC)
 

Western North Pacific

https://www.metoc.navy.mil/jtwc/products/abpwsair.jpg There are no active tropical cyclones Satellite image of this area

South Pacific

There are no active tropical cyclones Satellite image of this area

North Indian Ocean

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South Indian Ocean

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Arabian Sea

There are no active tropical cyclones Satellite image of this area Here’s a link to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)   For real-time information on current disasters download PDC’s free Disaster Alert mobile app available for your iOS or Android wwwices today! Also be sure to monitor PDC on Twitter, Facebook, and by accessing the web-accessible Disaster Alert from your computer, phone, or tablet.