10/21/2013 — Two Typhoons, One Hurricane, One Tropical Storm, and Three Invest areas!

This will be a lot of graphics to take in, nonetheless, here we go.

First, a screenshot of all the current named / numbered tropical storms (globally) from a site which I recommend you bookmark for future use.  The SSEC / CIMSS tropical storm status page.


all NOAA storm links here:


We will only be looking at the three major storms, Typhoon Francisco, Typhoon Lekima, and Hurricane Raymond.  Keep an eye on Tropical Storm 13, and the three “invest” areas for near term future tropical development.

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(All shots below are .gif animations, if they do not load on your computer, pad, or mobile device, click the picture to load individually)

Beginning in Asia:

As of today, October 21st 2013, we have two typhoons (Francisco, and Lekima) in the West Pacific.  Both on a Northwest track towards the general direction of Japan.  However, it appears only one of these storms will be effecting the Japanese mainland, Typhoon Francisco.

Typhoon Francisco has pulled further west than expected, as it passed east of the Philippines and Taiwan, the storm fell into a low pressure void slightly to the west of the current tropical low.  This in turn caused the entire typhoon to move on a Northwest Track, now bringing the typhoon towards the Japanese coast, towards Tokyo, Fukushima, and the already damaged areas from the 2011 tsunami.

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Microwave background Imagery seen here:


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Typhoon Francisco (latest shots from NOAA and SSEC/CIMSS 715pm CT Oct 21 2013):

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Typhoon Lekima (latest shots from NOAA and SSEC/CIMSS 715pm CT Oct 21 2013):

Now lets address Typhoon Lekima, also , like Typhoon Francisco, moving North by Northwest across the West Pacific.  However, unlike Francisco, Typhoon Lekima will stay out to sea, and make a turn Northeast once it passes into the shearing forces of the northerly jet stream, pulling across the North Pacific from Russia while moving towards Alaska.

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Hurricane Raymond (latest shots from NOAA and SSEC/CIMSS 715pm CT Oct 21 2013):

On the Eastern side of the Pacific, off the shores of Mexico, Hurricane Raymond is dropping large amounts of rain, while it temporarily stalled out off the West Coast near Acapulco.

headline in the main stream media:

“Raymond becomes major hurricane as it nears Mexico”





The track of Hurricane Raymond, currently forecast to run along the coast of Mexico, then head West out into the Pacific.  That being said, we’re seeing LARGE amounts of rain as the storm stalled , which will be leading to excess flooding, as well as landslide activity within a few days.

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Again, here are multiple shots of the storm from NOAA / SSEC / CIMSS .. you can see that Hurricane Raymond is indeed a heavy precipitation producer, the pictures above show the result, these images below show the cause:

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Multiple national and international weather monitoring links here: