DISCUSSION: As a powerful Typhoon Lionrock continues to march in a northeastward direction at this time, the core structure associated with the core circulation of this typhoon is very impressive. As seen in the animation attached below, the near-perfect asymmetry tied to the eye of this typhoon has become very photogenic based on its overall consistency around the inner-core of this tropical cyclone. Having said that, this particular tropical cyclone continues to remain a threat for the island of Japan being as though it will soon begin to turn to the northwest (similar to the way in which Hurricane Sandy turned to the northwest just offshore from the New Jersey coastline back in 2012) which will deliver substantial impacts to the island nation of Japan within the next couple of days! Also, not the sheer size of this tropical cyclone and the large spatial area over which its associated cloud-mass covers from north-to-south and also from east-to-west. This certainly is a neat tropical cyclone from start to finish without question! To learn more about other high-impact weather events from across the Western Pacific Ocean, be sure to click here!
DISCUSSION: Just after the recent Category 1 Hurricane Earl made landfall in the Eastern Yucatán Peninsula (located in Eastern Mexico) very early this morning, things quickly ramped up on the other side of the world today. More specifically, as a relatively new Monsoon Depression continued to become increasingly more organized, it was officially upgraded to Tropical Storm Omais! Though this storm is predominantly expected to remain over the warm waters of the Western Pacific Ocean, there is still a marginal longer-term threat for the potential impacts to parts of extreme Southern and Eastern Japan within 4 to 5 days! However, since that estimated forecast position is more than 72 hours away, this estimated forecast position has a high-degree of uncertainty associated with it! To learn more about other high-impact weather events from across the Western Pacific Ocean, be sure to click here!
@Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz