Lots going on with two landfalls. Humberto is now moving away from Bermuda, after knocking power out, high waves and surge right on the coast, but damage seems light so far. Lorena is brushing the west coast of Mexico, mostly a rain and coastal wave thing, and will hit Baja. Damage should not be catastrophic (of course, if it’s your house, it’s a different story, but here we look at the big picture). In things to come, the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean (Barbuda, Anguilla, St. Maarten/St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, Saba and St. Eustatius) have tropical storm watches in place since Jerry, as a hurricane, should pass close enough to cause tropical storm force winds and surf. In the West Pacific, Tropical Depression 18 should become a tropical storm today before moving rapidly north and impacting Japan. Otherwise, the main area of concern is the human-caused storm building on the Arabian Peninsula … and of course please don’t forget the ongoing recovery efforts in The Bahamas.
Here’s the maps: