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August 22, 2005

Double Trouble for Japan

While I typically try to ignore the Western Pacific, I thought the current situation was worth noting. It looks like Japan is coming under the threat of two tropical cyclones. After a rapid intensification, a very strong Typhoon Mawar looks to strike right up the backbone of Japan. This looks like a serious problem for them. Right to the northeast of Mawar, is Tropical Storm Guchol which will hopefully curve out to see. The only good news there is that Guchol looks like it is being sheared and its convection inhibited by the outflow from nearby Mawar. I'll try to keep an eye on this system now.
Tracking God's Fury:
ATLANTIC
Tropical Storm Maria
Tropical Storm Nate
Hurricane Ophelia
EASTERN PACIFIC
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