The coasts are clear ???? !! After this past week and into this past weekend, you could only hope for a break in the weather. Here locally in Dallas Texas, we now have some rain after about a week of 100 degree Fahrenheit days. On the other side of the world, there has been death and destruction from a very serious storm that entered the China mainland called Typhoon SOULIK. It has ravaged over a dozen island chains in the China Sea on the way. Here in the United States, we can only hope and pray that we do not have the weather that China has just experienced.
Presently, there are no tropical storms to report worldwide. Tropical storm Chantel, which I thought would resurface and gain strength once again, looks to now be a dead and dormant storm. Cyclone SOULIK, now a tropical depression, is still creating havoc as a rain storm, because it is not just any rain storm.
The country of China, now experiencing heavy rains with mudslides that are wiping away towns, destroying homes and killing lives, is ravaging Southwest China at this time. Hundreds of people have been killed, many more just plain missing. Will it ever end? For now, the fierce storms of the weather gods are silent, except for the dying SOULIK. The season is nearly half over now, and heavy storms have already hit countries, such as China, Japan, and the Philippines. So there has been lots of activity out of the China seas.
How about the United States? Fortunately to date, this year has been fairly quiet as far as tropical storms for the United States. Right from the beginning though, one storm traveled up the east coast, but luckily caused just allot of rain, and some heavy winds, but no major damages. A few were threatening from the Gulf, but never developed. As far as the south, the Gulf Coast states have been enjoying better than expected weather there. But will it last?
The people who predict these storms would call this year a very mild year for the United States. If you think that we will not see any further bad tropical storms in the U.S. mainland, then you must believe in 'wishful thinking'. The storm season is still fairly young, and the forecasters of storms still predict a few bad tropical storms for the states. The question always are 'WHEN' and 'WHERE' and ' HOW BAD WILL IT GET' . It's funny that people ask these questions. Noone can answer them definitively, although the forecasters know that there are several areas in the United States that are overdue for bad storms. Is it your area? Maybe! ! Maybe NOT !!
We just don't know where the next storm will hit, but we surely can predict by observing the weather patterns around the world, when one is developing and where it may go if and when it develops.
I present this blog to you to provide all of the information you need to make the proper decisions for you to get out of the way of bad tropical weather if it is coming your way. It makes no difference where you live in the world. Yes, this blog does not report on tornadoes and other types of storms, but when it comes to tropical weather, like Hurricanes, Cyclones, and Typhoons, you can find the information you need on this blog.
Besides the actual real-time information you can find, the aftermath of such large storms can be found here in the form of stories, pictures, video and personal experiences of readers who have experienced a bad storm. If you have had a bad experience recently or even long ago about a particular tropical storm that you would like to share with the readers of this blog, all you have to do is send information to James@Hurricanefollower.com.