Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms

In the Atlantic:

Tropical storm Lorenzo is located about about 975 mi (1570 km) E of Bermuda. Expected to weaken. Tropical Storm Lorenzo continue to head eastwards into the Middle Atlantic, and will not be a threat to any land areas. The wind shear is forecast to remain in the high range through Friday, which will likely destroy the storm by then.

In the Western Pacific

Typhoon Francisco is located approximately 141 nm southeast of Kadena Air Force Base, Japan.

Typhoon Francisco continues to weaken, due to cool waters and increasing wind shear, and is now a Category 1 storm with 80 mph winds. Francisco is traversing a large cool patch of ocean left behind by the churning action of Typhoon Wipha last week.

Francisco will make its closest approach to Japan on Thursday and Friday, and will likely be a tropical storm undergoing transition to an extratropical storm.

Super Typhoon Lekima is located approximately 505 nm southeast of Iwo To, Japan. The Western Pacific has made up for a slow start to its typhoon season, and has now cranked out its third Category 5 super typhoon of the year. Super Typhoon Lekima intensified to Category 5 status about 1,500 miles southeast of Japan at 18 UTC on Tuesday.

In the Eastern Pacific:

Tropical storm Raymond is located about 280 mi (450 km) S of Manzanillo, Mexico. Raymond weakened to a tropical storm on Wednesday and turned to the west, moving away from Mexico’s Pacific Coast.

Tropical Storm Raymond continues to spin just offshore of Acapulco, Mexico, but its top winds have weakened to 65 mph. As of 8 am EDT Wednesday, Raymond was stationary, and centered about 190 miles west-southwest of Acapulco. Raymond brought 7.05″ of rain Saturday through Tuesday to Acapulco. All watches and warnings have been discontinued for the coast of Mexico, but Raymond is expected to bring an additional 1 – 2″ of rain to the coast.


Tornadoes in the Bandung and Pandeglang regions of Indonesia have injured seven people and damaged 350 houses. There has been a marked increase in the incidence of tornadoes in Indonesia:


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