Daily Archives: 10/22/2003

Double Whammy

The Western Pacific has two powerful cyclonic systems right now. They developed within days of each other. Typhoon Ketsana is sitting between Guam and the Philippines, intensifying and slowly drifting to the northeast, while Tropical Storm Parma is rapidly moving away to the northeast as it strengthens. Neither system is a threat to Guam, but I was really hoping the two systems would converge since they formed so close to each other. I was looking for a Pacific “Perfect Storm.”