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Hurricanes and Cyclones 2020

Typhoon Molave is forecast to slam into Vietnam's south-central coast with sustained winds of up to 135 kilometres (84 miles) per hour: Vietnam scrambles to evacuate more than a million people in its central lowlands

Vietnam scrambled Tuesday to evacuate more than a million people in its central lowlands as a strong typhoon approached while some regions are still dealing with the aftermath of recent killer floods, state media said. Typhoon Molave is forecast to slam into Vietnam's south-central coast with sustained winds of up to 135 kilometres (84 miles) per hour on Wednesday morning, according to the official Vietnam News Agency.

The typhoon left at least 3 people dead and 13 missing and displaced more than 120,000 villagers in the Philippines before blowing toward Vietnam. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc ordered provincial authorities late Monday to prepare to evacuate about 1.3 million people in regions lying on the typhoon's path. "We must keep our guard up to protect the lives of the people. That is the utmost important task to get people to safe places," Phuc was quoted as saying in an emergency meeting with officials in charge of disaster response.


Record-Breaking 2020: Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency ahead of hurricane Zeta's landfall: Hurricane Zeta is the 27th named storm, this is the seventh time Louisiana has faced the threat of tropical storms or hurricanes this season.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency ahead of hurricane Zeta's landfall. Tropical Storm Zeta strengthened to become a Category 1 hurricane on Monday, according to the US National Hurricane Center (NHC). Today, I declared a state of emergency in advance of Hurricane #Zeta. Now is the time for all Louisianans to prepare", Edwards said on Twitter on Monday.

The NHC said late on Monday that Zeta was expected to make landfall within hours, over the northern Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, with hurricane conditions and a dangerous storm surge. Zeta's northwestward motion is expected to continue for the next day. Zeta is expected to approach the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday, making landfall in Louisiana on Wednesday night. 


Hurricane Delta makes landfall as a category 2 storm in Louisiana, bringing with it winds of up to 100mph, (160km/h). In an unprecedented Atlantic hurricane season, in which Delta is the 25th named storm and still reeling from Hurricane Laura this is the sixth time Louisiana has faced the threat of tropical storms or hurricanes. 

Hurricane Delta has made landfall as a category 2 storm in southwestern Louisiana, bringing with it winds of up to 100mph. The centre of the storm hit land at 6pm Friday near Creole, blowing ashore in an area still suffering from the death and destruction caused by Hurricane Laura six weeks ago. Piles of wreckage could go flying and many homes remain unrepaired, with only blue tarps on rooftops to withstand the fury of yet another hurricane.

Delta is the 10th named storm to hit the continental United States this year, breaking a century-old record.


Category 4 Monster Hurricane Delta to deal a devastating blow to Mexico, the biggest to hit the area in 15 years before heading off toward the coasts of Lousiana and Mississippi, beginning this Friday: life-threatening storm surge and potentially catastrophic wind damage are expected

According to the National Hurricane Centre, life-threatening storm surge and potentially catastrophic wind damage are expected within areas of the northern Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico beginning tonight. All preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

There is an increasing likelihood of life-threatening storm surge and dangerous hurricane-force winds, especially along the coasts of Lousiana and Mississippi, beginning this Friday. Residents in these areas should ensure they have their hurricane plan in place and follow the advice given by local officials. Storm surge and hurricane watches will likely be issued for portions of the Gulf Coast later today.  


Delta is the earliest 25th named Atlantic storm on record: It is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane today and reach the northern Gulf Coast by Friday; If Delta makes landfall, it will be the first time on record that 10 named storms have done so in the U.S. in one season

This is not only the earliest 25th named Atlantic storm on record; it is also the second time that the Greek letter Delta has been used to name a storm. The previous Delta storm formed on November 15, 2005. Additionally, if Delta makes landfall, it will be the first time on record that 10 named storms have done so in the U.S. in one season, breaking the 1916 record of nine landfalling storms. 

The imagery above was captured by the GOES-East geostationary satellite, also known as GOES-16, which keeps watch over most of North America, including the continental United States and Mexico, as well as Central and South America, the Caribbean, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west coast of Africa. 


We're gonna need a bigger alphabet; Forecasters run out of traditional names for storms as three new systems form in about six hours forcing them to begin using the Greek alphabet; Hundreds of thousands of people were still without power Friday along the Alabama coast and the Florida Panhandle in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally

The Remnants of Sally affecting the Carolinas

LOXLEY, Ala. (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of people were still without power Friday along the Alabama coast and the Florida Panhandle in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally as officials assessed millions of dollars in damage that included a broken bridge in Pensacola and ships thrown onto dry land. While the cleanup pressed on, the record-shattering hurricane season notched another milestone: Forecasters ran out of traditional names for storms after three new systems formed in about six hours. That forced them to begin using the Greek alphabet for only the second time since the 1950s.

Slow-moving Hurricane Sally could unleash up to 30 inches of precipitation on parts of the Gulf Coast: Historic life-threatening flash flooding due to the torrential rainfall and the slow pace of the storm is likely through Wednesday (NOAA). Satellite, Cone, Video

AccuWeather forecasters on Tuesday increased total rainfall projections for Hurricane Sally, saying the storm could unleash up to 30 inches of precipitation on parts of the Gulf Coast. The increase in the amount of forecast rainfall was due to the storm's decreased forward speed.

Monday night into Tuesday Sally had crawled to a pace of just 2 mph as it inched closer to land. The storm was already kicking up a significant storm surge in some places along the coastline in Louisiana and caused flooding in Alabama. Sally peaked Monday evening as a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds reaching 100 mph, but the storm lost some wind intensity early Tuesday morning and was downgraded to a Category 1 storm.

When Two forces collide! The US squeezed in fire and cyclone sandwich: Tropical depression Twenty to strengthen into a “powerful hurricane”: Hurricane Sally is producing an extremely dangerous life-threatening storm surge: Hurricane Paulette bore down on Bermuda on Sunday

It is that time of the year again folks, wildfires in the west from heat drought and winds and hurricanes in the east created by warming oceans feeding swirling wind depressions. As we might now come to expect 2020 could smash previous records on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts this year.

A satellite image from NOAA above is showing a list of storms emerging in the Atlantic which would not look out of place in the blockbuster movie, The Day After Tomorrow. 


A ship with a crew of 43 and almost 6,000 cattle is feared lost southwest of Japan after encountering typhoon Maysak; The ninth typhoon of the season and the fourth to hit the peninsula this year left about 120,000 households without power across South Korea

A peninsula that typically sees one typhoon per year might face three landfalling storms in two weeks. Credit NASA’s Earth Observatory

A Panamanian-flagged livestock carrier with a crew of 43 and almost 6,000 cattle is feared lost southwest of Japan after encountering typhoon Maysak moving across the region. Japan’s Coast Guard reported receiving a distress call and later finding one seafarer in the ocean with a life jacket and an empty lifeboat. No additional signals were received from the vessel after the first distress call. The search for the missing vessel believed to be the Gulf Livestock 1 was conducted all day on Wednesday, September 2 local time. Four coast guard vessels and aeroplanes are reportedly conducting the search-and-rescue operation. Maritime Executive


It's a MONSTER: Hurricane Laura now category 4 and will cause an unsurvivable storm surge with large and destructive waves which will cause catastrophic damage: 150mph (241 km/h) Hurricane-force winds are expected; Area has not taken a hit from a category 4 or 5, storm since the start of modern records

The National Hurricane Centre has issued a warning claiming Hurricane Laura will be a category 4 storm as it makes landfall. The monster will cause an unsurvivable storm surge with large and destructive waves which will cause catastrophic damage from Sea Rim State Park, Texas to Intracoastal City in Louisiana. That storm surge is expected to penetrate up to 40 miles (65 km) inland with flood-waters not receding for several days according to The National Hurricane Centre.

150mph (241 km/h) Hurricane-force winds are expected tonight in portions of the hurricane warning area, with catastrophic wind damage expected where Laura's eyewall moves onshore. Hurricane-force winds and widespread damaging wind gusts will spread well inland into portions of Eastern Texas and Western Louisiana early Thursday.

TW 09W has developed into a Typhoon Bavi and is continuing to strengthen on its current course to impact and the West coast of China and the Koreas in the coming hours.

Typhoon Bavi is located approximately south and southwest of China and South Korea and is heading northeastwards and will impact China and North and South Korea. According to the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre Typhoon Bavi is a compact system with dense, sustained convection wrapping around an irregular eye. Typhoon Bavi is continuing to intensify due to a favourable environment of low verticle wind shear and very warm sea surface temperatures which is like rocket fuel for hurricanes and typhoons.

Hurricane Genevieve, as seen by NOAA’s GOES-East satellite on August 18, 2020, first appeared as Tropical Depression Twelve-E in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday, transitioning into a hurricane by the end of Monday. As of Wednesday morning, the hurricane was just off the coast of Baja California and had a maximum sustained wind speed of 115 miles per hour, making it a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on newly developed Tropical Depression Thirteen, located about 1000 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands. Tropical storms are possible across the Leeward Island by Friday.
As the month of July bows out to August, the record-breaking 2020 hurricane season is ramping up. Less than one week after record-setting Hanna strengthened into a hurricane and crashed into the Texas coast, another budding tropical system was dubbed Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday and maintained that status through Wednesday afternoon. On Wednesday evening, this system developed a well-defined centre and was upgraded to Tropical Storm Isaias (pronounced ees-ah-ee-ahs). This makes it the earliest "I-storm" on record in the Tropical Atlantic, breaking the record previously held by Irene, which formed on Aug. 7, 2005. This tropical storm threatens another potential impact on the United States. The system is forecast to blast the islands of the northern Caribbean with heavy rain, gusty winds and building seas this week, prior to aiming toward the southeastern U.S. later this weekend to early next week 

So far 2020 has brought the world colossus problems and this season's Atlantic Hurricane appears to be joining the party: An 80% chance of a new tropical cyclone developing in the next 48 hours which will be named Isaias.
2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season continues to break records. Gonzalo is the earliest “G” storm on record. This year has already featured the earliest C, E and F storms on record—Cristobal, Edouard and Fay: The average date of an Atlantic hurricane season’s seventh named storm is Sept. 16.”

So far 2020 has brought the world colossus problems and this season's Atlantic Hurricane appears to be joining the party. This weekend two hurricanes, Gonzalo and Hanna became the earliest G and H-named storms on record in the Atlantic basin when they reached tropical-storm strength last week. Five of the first eight named storms this season are new record holders for the earliest-named storm for their letter.

2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season continues to break records. Gonzalo is the earliest “G” storm on record. This year has already featured the earliest C, E and F storms on record—Cristobal, Edouard and Fay: The average date of an Atlantic hurricane season’s seventh named storm is Sept. 16.”
On the morning of July 22, 2020, NOAA’s GOES-East satellite zoomed in on newly-formed Hurricane Gonzalo, the seventh named storm of the 2020 Hurricane Season.
2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season continues to break records. 

This year's hurricane season has already had a number of records but another is set to be broken in the coming days. 

As of 11:00 a.m. AST, Hurricane Gonzalo was moving westward and was expected to move near or over the southern Windward Islands this weekend. The National Hurricane Center predicts it could strengthen to a hurricane as soon as Thursday before losing some steam as it reaches the Lesser Antilles.

Buckle up! Hurricane Douglas, Hurricane Gonzalo and Tropical depression 8 are expected to pound Southern Caribbean, Texas, Louisianna and the Hawaiian Islands this weekend in what is widely expected to be a busy hurricane season
In what is expected to be a busy hurricane season for the Southern States this year the last weekend of July is expected to be very eventful for Southern Caribbean, Texas, Louisianna and the Hawaiian Islands.

The Atlantic hurricane season is up and running and a couple of disturbances are threatening Western Atlantic this weekend. Tropical depression 8 is expected to become a tropical storm by Friday and will make landfall along the Texas coast early Saturday morning. The depression will strengthen and could bring tropical storm winds to portions of the Texas coast. Heavy rain will accompany the winds and flash flooding is expected according to NOAA.

“I have never seen such a cyclone in my life. It seemed like the end of the world. All I could do was to pray." Death toll approaches 100 as “Super Cyclonic Storm Amphan hits India and Bangladesh
The most powerful cyclone to strike eastern India and Bangladesh in over a decade has killed 84 people with many missing after a powerful cyclone tore through coastal areas and neighbouring Bangladesh, a state chief minister said on Thursday. The cyclone struck the state of West Bengal on Wednesday evening, devastating villages, tearing down power lines, and leaving large tracts of land underwater. State Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the death toll stood at 84 with most caused by electrocution and falling trees. Bangladesh, where the cyclone moved on to, has so far reported 10 deaths. 

Tropical cyclone Amphan (Bay of Bengal) named a “Super Cyclonic Storm” could become one of the most intense Category 5 on record in the North Indian Ocean and is on track to hit densely populated areas
Tropical cyclone Amphan (Bay of Bengal) could become one of the most intense Category 5 on record in the North Indian Ocean A “Super Cyclonic Storm” – the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir Simpson scale is intensifying in the Bay of Bengal and is expected to smash into the coastal waters of Eastern India and Bangladesh tomorrow.
According to WMO, Tropical Cyclone Amphan (pronounced Um-Pun) is on track for densely populated areas at a time when restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic is complicating disaster management – and making it more necessary than ever before. 

Severe Tropical Cyclone Harold is the 2nd strongest cyclone to hit Vanuatu on record after killing 27 on the Solomon Isles: Is now heading toward Fiji and Tonga
It has been described as "a truly remarkable monster system." A Category Five superstorm, generating destructive winds and "phenomenal" seas.

Cyclone Harold Update
The 'Severe Tropical Cyclone,' smashed into Vanuatu as expected, earlier today, destroying buildings and causing devastation after killing 27 people on the Solomon Isles over the weekend. The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department issued a warning early on Tuesday that Harold had developed into a category 5 strength Cyclone with hurricane-force winds of 185km/h (100Knots), gusting to 235km/h (125Knots) and is now the 2nd strongest cyclone to hit Vanuatu on record.
One-third of Vanuatu population has been affected, severe wind damage and flooding have been reported. Harold’s behaviour now indicates that the inner eyewall is collapsing due to the system’s interaction with the islands to its west. 

"A truly remarkable monster system." A Category Five superstorm, generating destructive winds and "phenomenal" seas: Harold the deadly cyclone is about to smash the Pacific nation of Vanuatu
Tropical Cyclone Harold has done an unprecedented intensification into a powerful monster tropical system. It is packing 120 knots (140 mph / 225 km/h) maximum sustained winds and 936 mbar (914 mbar per Vanuatu Met. office) central pressure. This officially puts Harold into a Category 5 system, based on the Australian/Fiji classification. That is a Category 4 equivalent tropical system based on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

Harold is already affecting the westernmost islands Espiritu Santo and Malakula, and continue due east at slow speed. This will be destructive for the archipelago over the next 24-36 hours as Harold’s very slow movement across the islands will result in significant wind damage and flooding. 

Climate changing due to the Sun and not carbon dioxide: Sea and Surface Temperatures, Major Earthquakes, Volcano Eruptions, Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Famine, Flooding, Wildfires and Cyclones suddenly intensified in the late 50s!
Weather changes constantly, scientists tell us our climate changes in repeated cycles and these changes can provide big changes for people living on earth. There is no doubt, our climate is changing, it's getting warmer, it's also getting colder and wetter in many places and dryer in others but is it man causing climate change or is it something else?
Around 200 BC and 600 AD, there was Roman warming. Around AD 440 and 900, Dark Ages cooling. Around 900 to 1300, we had Medieval warming. Followed by "The Little Ice-Age," 1300 to 1850, phases 1 and 2. Around 1850 to present is the modern warming.

Tropical Cyclone Uesi to strengthen as it heads to the Vanuatu Islands and could potentially make an Australian landfall near Brisbane at the end of the week
The still image above was captured by the NOAA-20 satellite's VIIRS instrument, which scans the entire Earth twice per day at a 750-meter resolution.

Winds close to the centre of Tropical Cyclone Uesi are estimated at 125KM/HR. according to the Vanuatu Met office. In the past 12 hours, the system has moved in a south southeasterly direction at a speed of 12KM/HR. The potential for the system to recurve and move towards Vanuatu is low. Seas will remain very rough with heavy to phenomenal swells over coastal and open waters to the west of the Vanuatu group. Severe weather warning for heavy rainfalls for northern, central and southern provinces, while Marine strong wind warning for all coastal waters are current.

Here come the storms! Tropical Cyclone Blake the 1st cyclone of the Australian season: Expected to reach category 2 strength by Tuesday: System 92S also forming in the Arafura Sea
Tropical Cyclone Blake is the 1st cyclone of the Australian season and is expected to reach category 2 strength by Tuesday. Blake is located 121 nautical miles north of Broom on the northwestern coast of Australia and is moving slowly southeastwards. Flood watches are in place with 250 mm rain expected in some parts. Destructive gale-force winds are expected later today. According to the latest update from BOM Tropical Cyclone Blake continues to develop to the north of Broome and is likely to track close to the Dampier Peninsula. Gales and heavy rain likely over the northwest Kimberley coast.



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