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.
Another round of rain is expected to move through the Carolinas on Saturday, which may lead to rises on some small streams and creeks.
A strengthening storm system will bring the threat for flooding, mudslides and severe thunderstorms to areas from Italy into the Balkans later Friday into the weekend.
Winter will kick off with mild weather in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic as an intensifying El Nino influences the weather pattern across the country.
A "blob" of abnormally cold water in the North Atlantic, located near Greenland, has the potential to put enough drag on the ocean current to impact weather conditions in the years to come.
“It was by far the most intimidating natural disaster I have ever chased,” Storm Chaser and Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer said of the historic flooding in South Carolina.
Cool weekend weather is in store for the Northeast after rain and thunderstorms dampen the region on Friday.
Binghamton, NY (2000)
1" of snow - the earliest date on record an inch or more of snow has fallen.
San Antonio, TX (2000)
A high temperature of 45 degrees (the average high on this date is 84 degrees).
New England (1804)
Extraordinary "Snow Hurricane" - snow mixed with heavy rains from Washington, D.C. on north - heavy snow in interior New England. Up to 2 feet in Green Mountains of Vermont.