• See the latest birdseye view post below for more on the following:

  • A strong upper vortex in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean has produced a vigorous surface cyclone which may acquire tropical characteristics. Regardless of acquisition of tropical characteristics or not, the surface cyclone has a high chance of bringing gusty and potentially damaging winds to Madeira Island through tonight, with weather conditions likely to improve by tomorrow as this weather system begins to drift southwestward and away. Coastal sea swells being generated by this weather system across the shores of Madeira Island, the remainder of the Canary Islands, and Portugal are expected to decrease as well once the system begins to move.

  • An area of disturbed weather has formed in the southern Caribbean Sea, and has potential to bring heavy rains with flash flooding potential to Costa Rica and southern Nicaragua starting tomorrow. Gusty winds are a possibility in northeastern Costa Rica and southeastern Nicaragua should this system organize into a tropical cyclone over the next day or so.

  • As the author of, I have also been monitoring the progress of the worldwide outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, see COVID-19 page in the above site menu for details. For the United States, see included message at the top of the COVID-19 page that explains the severity of the virus and how it could cause a catastrophic amount of fatalities, much more than the common flu, if large amounts of citizens continue to not perform best practices to stop the spread of the virus such as wearing a mask in public. Please spread this message to as many people as possible!


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