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TS KOPPU (16W) - Update #010


for Tuesday, 15 September 2009 [7:08 PM PST]

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Currently issuing 6-hrly advisories (except 12:00 AM) on TS KOPPU (NANDO).


+ Hong Kong (HKO/10-min avg): 85 km/hr
+ Korea (KMA/10-min avg): 85 km/hr
+ Beijing (NMC/2-min avg): 75 km/hr
+ Japan (JMA/10-min avg): 75 km/hr


6:00 PM PST (10:00 GMT) Tue 15 September 2009
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  • Tropical Storm KOPPU (NANDO) continues to rapidly decay over Western Guangdong...Heavy rains with gale-force winds still expected overnight.

    *Residents and visitors along Western Guangdong should closely monitor the progress of KOPPU (NANDO).

    *Kindly refer to your local warnings & bulletins issued by your country's official weather agency. This advisory is intended for additional information purposes only.

    + Forecast Outlook: KOPPU is expected to move inland across the rugged terrain of Western Guangdong tonight and rapidly dissipate within the next 12 to 24 hours.

    + Effects: KOPPU's circulation continues to dissipate while over Western Guangdong. Stormy conditions w/ rain & winds of up to 85 kph can be expected along the path of the weakening storm. 1-day rainfall accumulations of 100 up to 300 mm can be expected along NANDO's rainbands with isolated accumulations of up to 400 mm near its center and along mountain slopes. Residents in low-lying areas & steep slopes must remain alert & seek evacuation for possible life-threatening flash floods, mudslides & landslides due to the anticipated heavy rains brought about by this system. Precautionary measures must be initiated if necessary.

    [Important Note: Please keep in mind that the above forecast outlook, effects, current monsoon intensity, & tropical cyclone watch changes every 6 to 12 hrs!] 
    Time/Date: 6:00 PM PST Tue September 15 2009
    Location of Center: 23.0º N Lat 110.0º E Lon
    Distance 1: 195 km (105 nm) NNW of Zhanjiang, China
    Distance 2: 380 km (205 nm) WNW of Macau
    Distance 3: 440 km (237 nm) WNW of Hong Kong
    MaxWinds (1-min avg):
    85 kph (45 kts) near the center
    Peak Wind Gusts: 100 kph (75 kts)
    Saffir-Simpson Scale: Tropical Storm
    Coastal Storm Surge Height: 1-3 feet [0.3-0.9 m]
    Central Pressure: 989 millibars (hPa)
    Recent Movement: WNW @ 20 kph (11 kts)
    General Direction: Western Guangdong
    Size (in Diameter): 500 km (270 nm) / Average
    Max Sea Wave Height (near center): -- ft (-.- m)
    HKO TrackMap (for Public): 2 PM PST Tue Sep 15
    JTWC Ship Avoidance TrackMap:
    00Z Tue Sep 15
    Multi-Agency Forecast TrackMap: 2 PM Tue Sep 15
    TSR Wind Probabilities: Current to 1-day Ahead
    Zoomed Satellite Pic:
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    Wunderground Animation: 6-12 hr. GIF Loop

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