Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Western Pacific Ocean: Super Typhoon 02w (Wutip), located approximately 304 nm west-northwest of Andersen AFB, Guam, is tracking northward at 03 knots.
In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 16p (tc) (Sixteen), located approximately 235 nm southwest of Avata, Samoa, is tracking southward at 10 knots.
USA – Residents are using boats to reach flooded-out neighborhoods and schools are shut down after days of torrential rains in north Alabama. The National Weather Service says many areas got around 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rain last week, and some spots received more than 12 inches (30 centimeters). The city of Decatur says water levels already have exceeded 100-year levels and could rise another 2 feet (0.6 meters). Schools are closed in at least a half-dozen systems in the region.