Almost a month has passed since Tropical Depression One-E has formed...and died in the Eastern Pacific which lead to the quietest month for that basin, the Eastern Pacific has finally waken up from a month long nap with NOT one, but TWO named storms to start off the month of July.
First off, Tropical Storm Agatha, the first named storm for the 2016 Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season, with Winds of 45 mph as of the 8:00am Pacific Time Advisory from the National Hurricane Center, moving West at 7 mph with an Air Pressure of 1007 millibars. And good news, it's not a threat to land in the next fews days.
And the storm is expected to weaken in the next few days from a Weak Tropical Storm early Monday morning to a Post-Tropical System by early Wednesday morning with Winds of just 25 mph. But Agatha isn't the only game in town in the Eastern Pacific.
We also have Tropical Storm Blas, which again, no threat to land in the next few days. As of the 9:00am Mountain Time advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Blas contained winds of 60 mph with an Air Pressure of 1001 millibars, moving West-Northwest at 13 mph. And what you're seeing in the photo above this very text you're reading shows Blas getting it's act together, even though Blas will not affect any land in the next few days, something tells me this storm will get stronger during this lifespan.
The projected path shows that Blas will get stronger as the day goes on with the storm expected to become a Category 1 Hurricane on Monday morning before becoming a Major Hurricane on Tuesday with winds of 115 mph. Ready to become the first Hurricane and the first Major Hurricane of the Eastern Pacific season. And thought we're done from here, are we? Well...nope, because the Western Pacific has FINALLY...FINALLY waken up after seven months of NOTHING!
Even though the Philippines already got their first storm, from the PAGASA naming list. By the way, if a Western Pacific system like a typhoon or a super typhoon entered the Filipino meteorological area, the Filipino name will be added to that existed storm. There's no comebacks after this.
The first storm in the Western Pacific, Nepartak, will NOT pose a threat to the Philippines nor Guam or any other Western Pacific islands. Winds of 50 mph as of 18:00 UTC, with an Air Pressure of 993 millibars, moving Northwest at 13 mph.
The storm is expected to strengthen even more in the coming days, possibly becoming an equivalent Category 3 storm by Wednesday morning into afternoon, Central Time. Now, this is where things begin to get tricky, because we have a wide projected path rather a narrow path, not because of having trouble of making a narrow path...okay, it's probably like that. The point is, it could pose a threat to either Taiwan, the eastern China coast, the southern islands of Japan, maybe to South Korea, or maybe in between South Korea and Japan. All I know is that, if you live or visiting those areas where the path is covering, you might want to start watching this storm as it about to move in the next few days.
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