Thursday, December 13th 2012, 6:12 PM EST
A common feature for a high "R" (4-5+) period is that storms are enhanced, and without exception, Cyclone "Evan", according to NASA and other sources, has now intensified to a Cat 3 and could go even higher.....see also Tropical Storm "power up" may be a sign the "Perigee and New Moon" period is underway!
NASA sees intensifying tropical cyclone moving over Samoan Islands - phys.org/news
NASA satellites have been monitoring Tropical Cyclone Evan and providing data to forecasters who expected the storm to intensify. On Dec. 13, Evan had grown from a tropical storm into a cyclone as NASA satellites observed cloud formation, height and temperature, and rainfall rates...click phys.org/news for more
Evan classed intense and severe - fbc.com.fj
Tropical Cyclone Evan is due to pick up its intensity as it approaches Fiji says the Nadi Met Office director Alipate Waqaicelua. As of this morning, the eye of Cyclone Evan was located some 40 km north east of Apia. Waqaicelua says the intensity of Cyclone Evans could be damaging provided its intensity. “At this stage, it’s even expected to develop further into a category 4 as it comes into Fiji.”...click fbc.com.fj for more......more to follow