Tropical Storm Gaemi developed in the South China Sea on Sept. 29. Since then, it has meandered to the east, stalling just west of the Philippines before turning back to the west on a track toward Vietnam.
While being stalled near the Philippines, Gaemi led to flooding problems in the north and west, including the capital city of Manilla where more than 4 inches of rain fell earlier this week.
The flooding was severe enough to cancel afternoon classes as well as some flights at the international airport.
Gaemi made landfall early Sunday (local time) as a tropical storm.
Gaemi is quickly moving inland, and is rapidly weakening. The main threat caused by the storm moving forward will be heavy rainfall. Flooding and landslides are common place in Vietnam and Indochina
when tropical system make landfall. Rainfall amounts in Vietnam have exceeded 4 inches in some areas, with more rain expected today. Local amounts up to 8 inches are not out of the question as the storm impacts the region.
The Western Pacific Basin has been active with tropical systems the past several weeks, and that trend is not changing anytime soon, as another tropical system is expected to form to the east of the Philippines over the weekend.
If this tropical system does in fact develop, it could have potential impacts on areas from the Philippines to Japan, so all interests in these areas should monitor this disturbance.
As July draws to a close, a storm system swinging up from the Deep South will bring downpours that will break the back of the heat wave in much of the northeastern United States.
Heavy downpours will raise the concern for flash flooding along the Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi Valley through midweek.
A stifling heat wave will remain entrenched across the Northeast much of this week, despite a brief reprieve in humidity for some.
Dangerous heat will surge northward and send temperatures rising across the northwestern United States this week.
Severe thunderstorms rumbled through the Northeast on Monday, lashing the region with damaging winds while also unleashing heavy downpours that triggered flash flooding.
Here are five easy ways to stay cool in sweltering summer heat.
Pace, FL (1992)
Four persons struck by lightning at Quail Run Trailer Park; two critically injured.
Waldrof, MN (1995)
81 mph wind gust (near Mankato).
2.75" of rain in less than 60 minutes just east of downtown Cleveland. 3.12" of rain fell in less than 60 minutes in Elyria.