Subtropical "Melissa" Develops
Subtropical "Melissa" develops over the Central Atlantic....
The expansive low pressure
over the Central Atlantic well to the east/southeast of Bermuda has become subtropical storm "Melissa". A large trough over the W/NW Atlantic (that was responsible for the Sunday tornado outbreak in the midwest & Ohio Valley) will turn the storm north keeping the system over the open Atlantic. "Melissa" could become a tropical storm & even flirt with hurricane intensity through Wed. before encountering increasing shear & cooler sea surface temps. "Melissa" is no threat to the U.S. or any land areas for that matter.
… & more & more video is being released -- click ** here ** from CNN showing the mighty storm surge from super typhoon "Heiyan" -- awful! Very similar to a tsunami in this case.
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