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.
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A train of storms will continue to deliver rain to the Pacific Northwest with one particular storm this weekend likely to be the strongest of the bunch.
A major storm centered on Christmas Eve will affect the Midwest and East with areas of strong winds, heavy snow, torrential rain and thunderstorms.
With many winter storms lined up, snow will create a wintry setting for Christmas in some areas.
Kansas City was shaken out of its usual routine early Thursday morning as commuters woke to nearly 5 inches of snow in some areas, marking the first substantial storm of the season.
Friday should be the hottest day since last summer in Perth, Australia, with more heat in store for Christmas.
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