The tropics are definitely alive in the eastern Pacific with Hurricane Daniel and Tropical Storm Emilia spinning and the formation of another tropical storm on the horizon.
Daniel, whose statistics can be found at the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center, is currently a major Category 3 hurricane.
The hurricane is churning over water more than sufficiently warm enough to promote strengthening and in an environment with weakening wind shear (disruptive winds typically known to rip apart tropical systems).
Regardless of its exact strength, Daniel is not a threat to Mexico or Central America. Daniel will continue on a westward track, posing dangers to only shipping interests.
While Daniel continues to spin as hurricane, it will not maintain that status for long. Daniel will begin weakening by Monday as it reaches cooler water, losing tropical storm status in the upcoming few days.
The total demise of Daniel, however, may not come until after its remains enhance shower activity across Hawaii around Thursday or Friday.
As Daniel fizzles this week, the lull in tropical activity holding firm across the Atlantic will not resume in the eastern Pacific.
The opposite will in fact happen as AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Edwards stated last week.
A broad area of low pressure spinning several hundred miles south of the Gulf of Tehuantepac has organized into Tropical Storm Emilia.
Current indications point toward another depression or tropical storm taking shape in the same area during the middle of the week.
The next tropical storm in the eastern Pacific would acquire the name "Fabio."
The good news is that Emilia and any additional tropical storm in the eastern Pacific this week will follow in the footsteps of Daniel, tracking westward away from communities across Mexico and Central America.
A new storm will spread a swath of snow and sleet spanning more than 1,500 miles from northern Texas and Oklahoma to southeastern New York state and Massachusetts, during Wednesday into Thursday.
A potent storm will slam Italy and the Balkan Peninsula with heavy snow, flooding rain and gusty winds for the second half of this week.
A storm set to bring travel problems throughout a 1,500-mile stretch from the Central states into the Northeast has brought an onslaught of snow, sleet and rain Wednesday morning.
A change in the weather pattern will turn off arctic air invasions and allow the March sun to go to work over much of the Central and Northeastern United States next week.
A Turkish Airlines jet skidded off a runway as it attempted to land in Kathmandu, Nepal, amid dense fog early Wednesday morning.
People across the Midwest and Northeast will be bundling up as the first week of March comes to a close due to a southward push of arctic air.
Washington, DC (1909)
President Taft was inaugurated during a furious storm; 9.8" of wet snow disrupted travel and communications. The snow equalled 2.90" of water in 24 hours.
South-Central to NE Iowa (1959)
Heavy snow in a 100-mile band. Snow accumulated up to 20" and drifted from 6-10 feet high. Totals: 15.5" at Dubuque; 10 inches at Des Moines.
Nebraska to the Dakotas (1966)
Snowstorm dumped 12-36" from the 2nd to the 5th. Storm killed 15 people and 100,000 cattle. Snow drifted up to 30 feet. Visibility at Bismarck, ND, was zero for 11 consecutive hours.