Unlike the Atlantic basin, the western Pacific Ocean is rather busy in terms of tropical activity.
In particular, the western Pacific may be very active the next two weeks. The first system in line to affect the region is Tropical Storm Jebi, which is currently in the South China Sea, west of the Philippines, and is moving westward.
Jebi may impact land first over Hainan Island in southeastern China then continue westward and impact northern Vietnam beginning late Saturday morning, local time.
With warm waters and somewhat favorable atmospheric conditions, Jebi is likely to slowly strengthen before it affects land. However, it is looking less likely that it will strengthen into a minimal typhoon as it is running out of time.
Strong winds and heavy rain will likely cause damage to buildings and topple trees while flooding and mudslides threaten lives. There is the potential for 4-8 inches of rain from Hainan Island into northern Vietnam with local amounts over a foot.
A second tropical disturbance may develop east of the southern Philippines as early as Saturday.
Additionally, a third system may form south of Guam next week.
As a large storm rolls out of the Plains and Midwest, a swath of snow, ice and travel disruptions will extend into the Northeast starting on Sunday evening.
February's record cold is expected to weaken across the East and Midwest heading into the month of March.
A new storm will form over the weekend across the Plains and will spread snow and ice eastward through the Midwest.
As a snowstorm unraveled from Texas to North Carolina and Virginia, snow and ice left a trail of disruption on Wednesday into Thursday.
Residents in Spokane, Washington, recently caught sight of the unique phenomenon known as "hole punch" clouds that cause a gaping hole in the otherwise cloudy sky.
Storms will continue to affect the West through this weekend and into next week with rounds of precipitation for some needy areas as well as trouble for travelers.
Harrisburg, IL (1999)
A thunderstorm wind gust to 80 mph causing a roof to be blown off a house and a car to be blown off the road.
New England (1717)
First of a series of storms of The Great Snow which finally left about 36" on ground, held Boston snowbound for 3 weeks. Great barometric depression moved across Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri and Illinois. Lowest pressure 28.71" at Springfield, IL.