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Typhoon2000 (T2K) NEWS (Friday August 26 2011):
Currently issuing 6-hrly web, SMS, twitter and e-mail updates (except 12:00 Midnight) on NANMADOL (MINA).
NANMADOL (MINA) MAX WIND SPEED PER AGENCY:
+ USA (JTWC/1-min avg): 75 km/hr
+ Japan (JMA/10-min avg): 75 km/hr
+ Korea (KMA/10-min avg): 80 km/hr
+ Taiwan (CWB/10-min avg): 75 km/hr
+ Beijing (NMC/2-min avg): 85 km/hr
+ Hong Kong (HKO/10-min avg): 85 km/hr
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TROPICAL STORM NANMADOL [MINA/14W/1111]
T2K PUBLIC ADVISORY NUMBER 025
6:00 PM PhT (10:00 GMT) Tue 30 August 2011
Source: T2K Analysis/JTWC TC Warning #031/SatFixes
View: Advisory Archives (2004-2011)
Tropical Storm NANMADOL (MINA) just along the coast of Fujian Province, China...continues losing strength.
This storm will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoonal Flow across Western Luzon (from Zambales up to Ilocos Norte), bringing passing occasional rains w/ gusty winds.
Residents and visitors along Taiwan & Southeastern China should closely monitor the progress of NANMADOL (MINA).
Do not use this for life or death decision. This advisory is intended for additional information purposes only. Kindly refer to your country's official weather agency for local warnings, advisories & bulletins.
CURRENT STORM INFORMATION 36-HR FORECAST OUTLOOK & ANALYSIS* NANMADOL's (MINA) CLOSEST POINT OF APPROACH (CPA)* EFFECTS & HAZARDS SUMMARY CURRENT SW MONSOON INTENSITY: STRONG >> Mostly cloudy skies with passing occasional rains, squalls or thunderstorms will continue to prevail across the following affected areas: WESTERN LUZON (from Ilocos Norte down to Zambales). Moderate to strong SW'ly winds (not in excess of 50 kph) will blow across the abovementioned areas.
Time/Date: 6:00 PM PhT Tue August 30 2011
Location of Center: 24.3º N Lat 118.9º E Lon
Distance 1: 84 km ESE of Xiamen, China
Distance 2: 204 km SSW of Fuzhou, China
Distance 3: 245 km ENE of Shantou, China
Distance 4: 284 km WSW of Taipei, Taiwan
MaxWinds (1-min avg): 75 kph (40 kts) near the center
Peak Wind Gusts: 95 kph (50 kts)
Present Movement: WNW @ 09 kph (05 kts)
Towards: Fujian Province, China
CPA [ETA] to Fujian: Ongoing [until 5am HKT]
24hr Rainfall Accum (near center): 300 mm (High)
Rainrate (near center): 25-30 mm/hr (Heavy)
Minimum Central Pressure: 993 millibars (hPa)
Saffir-Simpson Typhoon Scale: Tropical Storm
Size (in Diameter): 650 km [Average]
Wind Area Distribution (in Knots): Current Wind Profile
Max Sea Wave Height (near center): 20 ft
Possible Storm Surge Height: 0-3 ft [0-0.9 m]
Wunder TrackMap (for Public): 2:00 PM HKT Tue Aug 30
NANMADOL (MINA) is expected to move NW to WNW during the next 24 hours. On the forecast track, the center of the storm will make landfall over Fujian Province, near Xiamen City later tonight or Wednesday early morning. NANMADOL will weaken further prior in making landfall, and rapidly dissipate as it moves inland across the rugged terrain of Southeastern China. Below is the summary of the 2-day forecast for this system.
WEDNESDAY EARLY MORNING: Weakens slightly as it makes landfall along the coast of Fujian Province...about 67 km NE of Xiamen City, China [2AM AUG 31: 24.9N 118.6E @ 65kph].
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON: Dissipating rapidly over land...downgraded to a Tropical Depression (TD) while moving slowly across Fujian Province...about 78 km North of Xiamen City [2PM AUG 31: 25.2N 118.0E @ 45kph].
THURSDAY EARLY MORNING: Dissipated...just an area of low pressure off Southeastern China...about 142 km NW of Xiamen City [2AM SEP 01: 25.4N 117.1E @ 35kph].
Maximum Sustained Winds (1-min. avg) have decreased to near 75 km/hr (40 knots) with higher gusts. NANMADOL is a Tropical Storm (TS) on the Saffir-Simpson Tropical Cyclone Scale. Continued weakening is expected before NANMADOL reaches the coast of Fujian Province tonight, with rapid dissipation after it makes landfall.
Tropical Storm Force Winds (62-117 km/hr) extend outward up to 160 kilometers (85 nautical miles) from the center. NANMADOL is an average-sized tropical cyclone with a diameter of 650 kilometers (350 nautical miles).
FUJIAN PROVINCE, CHINA: Near Xiamen City [ETA: Ongoing until to 5:00 AM Wednesday].
*Please be reminded that the 2-Day Forecast Outlook changes every 6 hours, and the wind speed forecast error, averages 35 kph per day. Therefore, a turn to the left or right of its future track and changes in its wind speed must be anticipated from time to time.
NANMADOL's (MINA) circulation continues to become more loose and fragmented while over the Taiwan Strait. Below is the summary of the storm's parts and its hazards affecting specific areas:
INNER RAINBANDS - affecting & spreading across Taiwan Strait & Fujian Province. Tropical Storm Conditions w/ Tropical Storm Force Winds (62-100 kph) will be expected along these bands.
OUTER RAINBANDS - affecting & spreading across The rest of Taiwan and the rest of Southeastern China. Tropical Depression Conditions w/ moderate to strong winds (25-61 kph) will be expected along these bands (click here to know more about Rainbands).
24HR TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATION - from 5 up to 200 mm (low to high rainfall) can be expected along areas affected by the outer & inner rainbands (see above)...with isolated amounts of 210 to 300 mm (high) along areas near the center (eyewall) of NANMADOL (MINA). (click to open NOAA's eTRaP graphic).
36-HR FORECAST OUTLOOK & ANALYSIS* NANMADOL's (MINA) CLOSEST POINT OF APPROACH (CPA)*
NANMADOL's (MINA) CLOSEST POINT OF APPROACH (CPA)*
EFFECTS & HAZARDS SUMMARY CURRENT SW MONSOON INTENSITY: STRONG >> Mostly cloudy skies with passing occasional rains, squalls or thunderstorms will continue to prevail across the following affected areas: WESTERN LUZON (from Ilocos Norte down to Zambales). Moderate to strong SW'ly winds (not in excess of 50 kph) will blow across the abovementioned areas.
CURRENT SW MONSOON INTENSITY: STRONG >> Mostly cloudy skies with passing occasional rains, squalls or thunderstorms will continue to prevail across the following affected areas: WESTERN LUZON (from Ilocos Norte down to Zambales). Moderate to strong SW'ly winds (not in excess of 50 kph) will blow across the abovementioned areas.
Important Note: Please keep in mind that the above forecast outlook, effects-hazards, current monsoon intensity, & tropical cyclone watch changes every 6 to 12 hrs!
JTWC (US NAVY & AIR FORCE) REMARKS:
REMARKS (for Meteorologists): 2 PM (06 GMT) TUE 30 AUGUST POSITION: 24.5N 119.0E.
*TROPICAL STORM 14W (NANMADOL), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 140 NM
WEST-SOUTHWEST OF TAIPEI, TAIWAN, HAS TRACKED NORTHWESTWARD AT
08 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. ANIMATED MULTISPECTRAL SATELLITE
IMAGERY SHOWS A WELL-DEFINED, FULLY EXPOSED LOW LEVEL CIRCULATION
CENTER (LLCC) WITH THE DEEP CONVECTION SHEARED 70 NM TO THE SOUTH.
THE INITIAL INTENSITY IS BASED ON PGTW, KNES, AND RJTD CURRENT
INTENSITY DVORAK ESTIMATES RANGING FROM 30 TO 45 KNOTS. TS 14W IS
FORECAST TO MAKE LANDFALL WITHIN THE NEXT 12 HOURS AND WILL
DISSIPATE BY TAU 36. MODEL GUIDANCE IS IN FAIR AGREEMENT AND
SUPPORTS THIS FORECAST..(more info)
>> NANMADOL, meaning: A famous Pohnpei ruin; the "Venice of the Pacific".
Name contributed by: Micronesia.
RECENT WUNDERGROUND.COM (JTWC) TRACKING CHART:
RECENT MULTI-AGENCY TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST TRACKING CHART:
> Image source: Wunderground.com Tropical Page (http://www.wunderground.com/tropical)
LATEST 24HR. TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS / ENSEMBLE TROPICAL RAINFALL POTENTIAL (eTRaP):
> Image source: NOAA Satellite & Information Service (http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/etrap.html)
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