Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the South Indian Ocean: Tropical Cyclone “Carlos” (04S) The centre of the system is currently located around 200km to the west of La Reunion. Here the administrative capital, Saint-Denis recorded 126mm of rain on Tuesday. That’s more than 80 per cent of the February average of 153mm. Carlos is currently packing winds of 90 gusting 120 kilometres per hour. It is expected to strengthen further in the warm open waters of the Southern Indian Ocean as it moves southwestward. The Joint Typhoon Warning Centre expect the storm to reach maximum intensity on Wednesday with sustained winds of 130km/h and gusts nearer 160km/h. That would make it equivalent to a Category 1 Atlantic hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
Nevada, USA – A major storm packing a triple threat Tuesday dumped more than a foot of new snow in the Sierra Nevada, unleashed heavy rain that triggered flooding and mudslides in the valleys around Reno and Carson City, and pushed potentially damaging winds across much of western Nevada. The National Weather Service issued avalanche, flooding and high wind warnings up and down the eastern front of the mountains. A 147-mph wind gust was reported over the ridgetop at Alpine Meadows southwest of Tahoe.