The Atlantic remains relatively void of any significant activity for now, as we inch our way into the first several days of the Atlantic hurricane season in 2012. There is one tropical wave in the Atlantic basin which is approaching the Caribbean and may bring some decent rainfall to the NE Caribbean Islands, which may be of interest later on but for now it's just a tropical cluster of showers--not much concern here right now, just watch out for any possible flooding from the rainfall in you're in the Windward Islands. Now in the Western Pacific, we're cooking up a different situation although that basin's not my typical area of discussion. Even though it somewhat missed the Phillippines, the nation suffered from considerable damage as a result as outer rain bands which produced flooding and even reports of a few casualities as a result have come in. It's a category one, almost two, typhoon which shouldn't be of much concern to any other land masses as it should pass well east of Japan as a much weaker system but interests in the east coast of Japan may wanna keep an eye in case this comes any closer to the shorelines than anticipated. I'll have another post within' the next 2-4 days.