Coastal British Columbia, Canada, will get a heap of tropical rain as the remnants of two former typhoons sweep ashore during the next several days.
Torrential rain could trigger serious flooding and landslides in this rather inaccessible area.
The former Typhoon Sonca, the first of two big tropical cyclones to cross the Western Pacific Ocean from the area of Japan, will strike the B.C. coast with high winds and torrential rain through today. The center of the tropical rainstorm will make landfall in the nearby Alaska Panhandle.
Winds unleashed by Sonca will top 60 mph along the exposed coast from Vancouver Island into southeastern Alaska. Locally, gusts will reach hurricane force. Wettest parts of Vancouver Island to the northern B.C. coast will have at least 10 inches of rain by tonight.
Winds will lessen tonight through Sunday; however, rain, some heavy, will continue to fall in western B.C.
Next, the second tropical rainstorm, formerly Typhoon Roke, will reach the Pacific Coast of Canada and southeastern Alaska early next week. This tropical rainstorm will trigger further heavy rain and strong coastal winds. Some of this storm's heavy rain will also douse western Washington.
Meanwhile, a new typhoon is brewing in the western Pacific.
There were storms along the flight path, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Dave Samuhel said.
Rain, snow, and unseasonably cold conditions will impact much of the West through the upcoming week with the threat of snow reaching the Desert Southwest by midweek.
While lacking across a large part of the United States on Christmas Day, arctic air is set to make a comeback during the final days of 2014.
Ski areas will welcome the fresh power that will blanket mountains from the Alps and Apennines into the Balkans.
A storm will spread rain and disruptive snow across southeast Europe into Monday.
As snow winds down over the Central states during the weekend between Christmas and New Year's Day, a new storm will ramp up over the Northwest and will lead to travel disruptions.
Buffalo, NY (2001)
An amazing 26.2" more snow buried the city, bringing the 5 day total (at the airport) to 81.5". The previous record for an entire month was 68.4" in December, 1985. In addition, a new record snow depth was established at 44". All unnecessary travel was banned, and a state of emergency was declared by the governor.
New England (1839)
Third of Triple snowstorms - 24" of snow in Hartford; Worcester pressure: 28.77"; Boston - whole gales swept coast - studied by Redfield & Espy.
Coldest December morning in Iowa: 104 stations averaged -24.6 degrees.