Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Western Pacific: Tropical depression 35w (Thirty-five), located approximately 354 nm south of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.
Philippines – Four people were killed in landslides and thousands of others evacuated from their homes after a storm swept through the central Philippine islands on Saturday, officials said. Almost 12,000 people were also evacuated from their homes in the Bicol region after the low-pressure area, locally named “Usman”, hit the eastern side of the country on Saturday. Although Usman’s winds were not too powerful, it still brought heavy rains that caused landslides and flooding in areas it traversed.
USA – One snowstorm brought blizzard conditions to portions of the northern Plains and Upper Midwest and a second continues to dump heavy snow from Arizona to the Texas Panhandle. At least three people have died in car crashes due to the central U.S. storm. Meanwhile, drenching rain on the waterlogged southern and eastern United States has prompted flood watches and warnings that are affecting 50 million people. The pounding rain has swept away cars and led to dozens of water rescues.