Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Atlantic Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Ophelia is located about 220 mi…355 km SW of Mizen Head Ireland with maximum sustained winds…85 mph…140 km/h. Present movement…N or 10 degrees at 44 mph…70 km/h.
In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 24w (Khanun), located approximately 195 nm east-southeast of Hanoi, Vietnam, is tracking southwestward at 03 knots.
Tropical storm 25w (Lan), located approximately 220 nm west-northwest of Yap, FSM, is tracking west-northwestward at 11 knots.
Ireland – Ireland has ordered all schools to close on Monday as the country braces for an “unprecedented storm” with the arrival of Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean. Heavy rain and storm surges are expected to lead to flooding.
Chicago, USA – Storms poured more than five inches of rain on some parts of the Chicago area Saturday as inclement weather brought damaging winds and heavy downpours flooding some areas.
La Nina – La Nina, the cooler sibling of El Nino, is likely to form over the next few months, federal government forecasters said this week. Specifically, there’s a 55 to 65 percent chance that a La Nina will develop during the fall and winter, the Climate Prediction Center said.