Twin Tropical Storms Become Twin Typhoons Goni and Atsani

1.    An area of low pressure that is 511 miles Southwestward from the Praia, Cape Verde Islands is trying to get better organized, and is displaying organizing convective activity. Conditions will be favorable for tropical development by midweek. It is an environment with low wind shear and  warm sea surface temperatures (SSTs). Therefore, for the aforementioned reasons, we are giving this area a medium chance (50%) of becoming a tropical cyclone within the next 48 hours and a high chance (60%) of becoming a tropical cyclone within the next 5 days.

Forecast Confidence Level: High

There are no other areas that bear watching.

—End of Atlantic Tropical Synopsis for August 17th 2015

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Source: http://www.ssd.noaa.gov EPAC is east of 140W
Eastern Pacific Tropical Synopsis for August 17th 2015
Written by Michaelangelo H. & Cheryl Ashmore (Super Typhoon Haiyan)1.    Tropical Depression Eleven-E has not gotten better organized and is now going to become a remnant low soon  It was last located at 16.8N 113.5W and it is moving toward the West-Northwestward at 17 mph. The Minimum Sea Level Pressure (MSLP) is at 1003 mb or 29.62″. The Maximum Sustained Winds are at 35 mph.

Recent satellite imagery is indicating the system is getting weaker and will not become a tropical storm.  It is not getting better organized and it is in an environment with cooler sea surface temperatures (SSTs). It will become a  Post-Tropical Cyclone on Tuesday (30 mph) and dissipate by Friday.

Forecast Conference Level: High

There no other areas that bear watching.

—End of Eastern Pacific Tropical Synopsis for August 17th 2015

Western Pacific Tropical Synopsis for August 17th 2015
Written by Michaelangelo H. & Cheryl Ashmore (Super Typhoon Haiyan)1.     Tropical Storm Goni became Typhoon Goni yesterday at 5:30am EST. It is getting much better organized since our last update. It was last located at 16.5 141.7E and it is moving toward the West-Northwestward at 13 mph. The Maximum Sustained Winds are approximately at 130 mph, a category 4 typhoon.

Recent satellite imagery is indicating  that the system is getting  better organized, and is already taking on Major Typhoon Characteristics. Conditions will be favorable for continued intensification, as there is low wind shear and good outflow.  It will be a category 4/5 typhoon later today (155 mph), a category 5 typhoon (170 mph) on Tuesday, Wednesday (160 mph),  a category 4 typhoon (150 mph) on Thursday and Friday (140 mph) on Friday, and a category 3 typhoon on Saturday about to make landfall in Taiwan.

People living in the aforementioned areas should take precautionary measures to protect life and property, abide by any governmental statements when time comes, and remain indoors when the storm arrives this upcoming weekend.

2.   Tropical Storm Astani has become Typhoon Astani at 10am EST yesterday and has gotten better organized since our last update as wellThe storm was last located at 14.4N 159.2E and it is moving West-Southwestward at 3 mph. The Maximum Sustained Winds are  approximately 85 mph.

Recent satellite imagery is indicating the storm is developing a good eye core. It will continue to get better organized over the next couple of days as conditions will be favorable for further intensification as there is low wind shear and good outflow.  It be a category 2 typhoon later today (85 mph) and Tuesday (110 mph),  a category 3 typhoon (120 mph) on later Tuesday, a category 4 typhoon (130 mph) on Wednesday and Thursday (130 mph), and a category 3 typhoon (125 mph).  This will not impact any land at this time.

Forecast Confidence Level: High

There no other areas that bear watching.

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