Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Hurricane Norbert is located about 165 mi…265 km SSW of Punta Eugenia Mexico maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 290 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Hazards affecting land: wind…tropical storm conditions are expected to continue spreading northward within the Tropical Storm Warning areas through Monday. Rainfall…Norbert is expected to produce additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches over the southern part of the Baja California peninsula through Monday. Isolated maximum storm total amounts of 8 inches are possible. Surf…large swells associated with Norbert will continue spreading northward along the West Coast of the Baja California peninsula and will reach Southern California later today…producing dangerous surf conditions and rip currents.

Tropical Storm Fengshen is located approximately 318 nm south-southeast of Sasebo, Japan, has tracked east-northeastward at 12 knots over the past six hours.

Tropical depression 14w (fourteen), located approximately 387 nm east-southeast of hanoi, Vietnam, has tracked west-northwestward at 11 knots over the past six hours.


Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 Earthquake hits off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico.

5.8 Earthquake hits the north Pacific Ocean.

5.7 Earthquake hits the north Pacific Ocean.

5.4 Earthquake hits Iceland.

5.2 Earthquake hits Easter Island.

5.0 Earthquake hits the New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea.


Wildfires – California

A 300-acre wildfire just outside Yosemite National Park in California, discovered Friday, prompted authorities to order the evacuation of 700 homes.


Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity

Bardarbunga (Iceland): The eruption continues at similar levels as during the previous days. At the eruptive fissures, most lava emission in the form of lava fountains is now concentrated from the central vent on the main fissure. Lava flows are expected to reach the Jokulsa a Fjollum glacial river in the course of today. This could lead to phratomagmatic explosive activity. Access to the area is strictly restricted and Iceland police has arrested several people who entered the area on their own, according to RUV.