On Saturday, a newly formed tropical depression has strengthened into Tropical Storm Dorian, the fourth tropical storm of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Tropical Storm Dorian is moving west and could reach hurricane strength Tuesday before it interacts with Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Wednesday and Thursday.
After Thursday, it’s too soon to tell where Dorian might go next and if it’ll be able to maintain its strength.
At 4 p.m. Saturday, the storm’s center was located at about 725 miles (1,165 kilometers) east-southeast of Barbados and was moving west at 12 mph (19 kph). Maximum sustained winds were clocked at 40 mph (64 kph).
The smoke from over 400 forest fires in Siberia reached Alaska and portions of the west coast of Canada by July 31, according to NASA.
The Russian regions of Irkutsk, Buryatia, Sakha and Krasnoyarsk have declared states of emergency as the smoke chokes cities downwind, according to the Associated Press. All smoke can be hazardous, especially for the young or elderly.
However, NASA scientists don’t believe the smoke will be traveling low enough in the U.S. to impact air quality.
Adverse weather across Europe has caused flash flooding and mudslides, injuring several and destroying homes and businesses.
The most affected countries were Italy, Spain, Poland, France and Austria. Many areas are on high alert as water levels are rising to dangerous levels.
Barcelona saw more than 40 litres of rain per square metre fall in just in 30 minutes. Meteorologists say that the affected areas in France are to expect up to 100mm of rainfall by Sunday.
Source: Storms across Europe
A dangerous storm system in the Gulf of Mexico strengthened on Thursday to become Tropical Storm Barry.
The storm is the second named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, and is expected to make landfall on the Louisiana coast Saturday as a strengthened hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The storm is unusually slow-moving — crawling at just 5 mph as of Thursday afternoon EDT — meaning it has the potential to dump a tremendous amount of rain as it lingers over the same places for extended periods of time. Continue at Source: Tropical Storm Barry is set to wreak havoc on weekend travel — here’s what you need to know about flights
Parts of California turned into a “winter wonderland” on Thursday as an unusually strong storm for May bombarded the state with snow and heavy rain.