Tropical Weather-Pacific for Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Watching area south of Mexico
A broad area of low pressure is located several hundred miles south of the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula. This system is being monitored for possible development later this week as
it drifts slowly northward. Development is not likely in the next 24-48 hours.
Elsewhere across the central and eastern Pacific basin, there are currently no other organized tropical systems, and no development is likely for at least the next few days.
Tropical Storm Fengshen east of Mariana Islands; Tropical depression over Philippine Sea
As of Tuesday evening, EST, Tropical Storm Fengshen is well to the east of the northern Mariana Islands, about 835 miles east-northeast of Guam. The storm is moving to the west-northwest at 17 mph
and is expected to remain on this heading for the next 36 to 48 hours while gradually strengthening, perhaps reaching typhoon strength for a time. Current top sustained winds are 45 mph. In the
longer term, Fengshen is expected to take a track similar to Halong and curve to the north and east, veering away from eastern Asia. However, it may clip the northern Mariana Islands before doing so.
Meanwhile, a tropical depression, known as Ramon in the Philippines, is over the Philippine Sea. This depression is centered about 610 miles east of Manila, Philippines, and is moving westward at 9
mph. It is also expected to strengthen gradually while moving to the west and then northwest. Flooding rainfall will be a threat for the east-central and northeastern Philippines Wednesday into the
No new information for this time period.
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