Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 13s (Gelena), located approximately 1383 nm south-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking east-southeastward at 26 knots.
Tropical cyclone (tc) 15p (Oma), located approximately 233 nm northwest of Port Vila, Vanuatu, is tracking southward at 02 knots.
Western USA – Rain, snow and wind hit the U.S. West on Wednesday, flooding roads, toppling trees and cutting power while raising threats of debris flows from wildfire scars. The tempest, aimed at California and southern Oregon and barreling toward Nevada, was feeding on a deep plume of moisture stretching across the Pacific Ocean to near Hawaii. The storm followed more than a week of severe weather in the Pacific Northwest and was the latest in a series that has all but eliminated drought-level dryness in California this winter. Winter storm warnings were posted in the snow-laden Sierra Nevada, where the forecast says up to 7 feet (2.1 meters) of new snow could be dumped at elevations above 9,000 feet (2,743 meters). A backcountry avalanche warning was issued throughout the Sierra.