TS Norman forms over eastern Pacific; could become…

Michele Stevens
September 2, 2018

Tropical-storm-power winds lengthen outward up to Forty five miles from Norman's heart.

Located about 2,573 miles west of Hilo, Norman was packing maximum sustained winds of 65 mph while moving west-northwest at 10 mph at 5 a.m., according to the National Hurricane Center.

2015 Atlantic Storm Names:Tropical Storm AnaMay 9, 2015 - Tropical Storm Ana develops off the coast of South Carolina.May 10, 2015 - Makes landfall at 6:00 a.m. ET just north of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and later is downgraded to a tropical depression. It is the earliest in a season that three named storms have hit the region, beating the last record - set in 1887 - by about a week.

But rain was still pounding the island chain, touching off flooding on Oahu and Kauai.

By Thursday, a large mid- to upper-level trough to the NE of the Hawaiian Islands is expected to cause Miriam to turn NW, then north through Friday night. In the eastern Pacific, we have a disorganized area of rain and t-storms southwest of Acapulco, Mexico involved with a broad area of low pressure.

No storm warnings or coastal watches were in effect.

Tropical Storm LisaSeptember 20, 2016 - Tropical Storm Lisa forms over the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean.September 24, 2016 - Weakens to a tropical depression.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Miriam churned over the eastern Pacific with maximum winds of 60 miles per hour (95 kph).

Lane is the nation's second rainiest tropical cyclone since 1950.

Hurricane OttoNovember 21, 2016 - Tropical Storm Otto forms about 175 miles east-southeast of San Andres Island.November 22, 2016 - Otto strengthens to a hurricane about 235 miles east of Limon, Costa Rica.November 24-25, 2016 - Otto makes landfall in Nicaragua as a Category 2 hurricane.

"Over the next six weeks we will see a steady parade of strong tropical waves emerging from the coast of Africa, and some of these waves will be capable of acting as the seeds for the most unsafe type of Atlantic hurricanes - the Cape Verde storms", said Weather Underground co-founder Jeff Masters in his Category 6 blog. Heavy rain and mudslides are blamed for at least 13 deaths.

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