Tuesday, December 3, 2019

More Snow

The wet 2019 short rains continue, according to both satellite imagery and reports from the Kilimanjaro region. Simon Mtuy wrote today that the mountain has been in clouds for the past three days, with heavy rain last night.

Above is a glimpse of the mountain two hours ago, from TPC sugar plantations (above Moshi).

Active convection continues over the anomalously-warm, western Indian Ocean. Tropical Cyclone 06A is forecast to move southwest to Somalia on a track toward Lake Victoria, with landfall on 6 December bringing heavy rainfall and high winds; not what eastern Africa needs this year.

In addition to cyclone 06A, another cyclone is forming on the other side of the Equator. Rarely do cyclones form on both sides (circulating in opposite directions). Read more about this situation, and the vigorous convection expected, here. [credit Severe Weather Europe]

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