Severe Tropical Storm Atsani and New Storm Developing Near the Philippines

Severe Tropical Storm Atsani is now skirting the south coast of Taiwan. The storm looks actually rather impressive on radar with typhoon strength wind gust still likely along the southern coast. Yet the big impact is the rainfall here where well over 300mm has already been seen and another 200mm is possible. I discuss this […]

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2020 Typhoon Season Outlook

The 2020 Typhoon season got off to a calm start and given the state of current events during the start of the year its a bit of a relief. But I do believe things will start to heat up as we head in to the June through July. The number one question people want to […]

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Northern Japan Ice Flow Seen From Space

A few days ago I noticed on visible satellite imagery north of Hokkaido Japan a “milky” like cloud. Upon closer examination I quickly realized this was no cloud at all but instead the seasonal ice flow out of the Sea of Okhotsk in far eastern Russia. This is nothing unusual and occurs every year in […]

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Rain turning to Snow in Tokyo this weekend.

Wet messy weekend across Japan and more specifically the Tokyo area. A low pressure area that spun up off the rainy season front is bringing not only plenty of rain but even late season snow across the Kanto plain in to mid-day Saturday. In Tokyo it will only be enough snow to really just be […]

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Invest 93W South Of Guam, 27 March 2020

The tropical Pacific is starting to heat up yet again, typically by this time of year we do already have a few named storms in the tropical pacific but this year has been relatively calm. This leading to warm sea surface temperatures across the doldrums south of Guam. With additional potential energy available any invest […]

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Where has the snow gone this Winter in Japan?

The amount of snow coming down in Japan this winter has been rough. Snow fall has been at record lows and many ski resorts have been suffering . For example in Sapporo the first non-white Christmas on record was seen in 2019. So I wanted to get to the bottom of this, here is a […]

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