Oct 27, 2015

Weird Olaf Dies; Huge Tides Swamp SE U.S.; Indonesia Ties All-Time Heat Record

Indonesia
Hawaii
California
USA
by
Jeff Masters and Bob Henson
,
Weather Underground
Motorists ride on a road as thick haze from forest fires shrouds the city in Palangkaraya, Central Borneo, Indonesia, on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. The haze has blanketed parts of western Indonesia for about two months and affected neighboring countries like Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Image credit: Associated Press.
Motorists ride on a road as thick haze from forest fires shrouds the city in Palangkaraya, Central Borneo, Indonesia, on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. The haze has blanketed parts of western Indonesia for about two months and affected neighboring countries like Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Image credit: Associated Press.

The weird and remarkable Northern Hemisphere tropical cyclone season of 2015 is on the wane, and we don't have any active systems anywhere on the planet to discuss today. On Tuesday morning, Tropical Storm Olaf met oblivion over the cool 25°C waters between Hawaii and California, ending a long run as a most unusual tropical cyclone. Back on October 19, Olaf set a record for becoming the most southerly major hurricane ever observed in the Eastern Pacific, at 9.9°N latitude. And on Monday night, Olaf performed another rare feat--crossing from the Central Pacific into Eastern Pacific.