Monday, December 12, 2011

TD 26W [Unnamed] - Update #001


for Monday, 12 December 2011 [6:30 PM PST]

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Typhoon2000 (T2K) NEWS (Monday Dec 12 2011):

Initiating the 6-hrly web, email, & iTyphoon app updates (except 12:00 Midnight) on 26W (UNNAMED), as the system develops.


+ USA (JTWC/1-min avg): 45 km/hr
+ Japan (JMA/10-min avg): 45 km/hr


5:00 PM PST (09:00 GMT) Mon 12 December 2011
Source: T2K Analysis/JTWC TC Warning #001/SatFixes
View: Advisory Archives (2004-2011)
The pulsating disturbance (LPA 94W) has strengthened into Tropical Depression 26W (UNNAMED)...tracking westward across the open waters of the South China Sea. May pose a threat to the coastal areas of Southern Vietnam.

Residents and visitors along the Spratly Islands & Southern Vietnam should closely monitor the progress of 26W (UNNAMED).

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.


Time/Date: 5:00 PM PST Mon December 12 2011
Location of Center: 9.4º N Lat 113.2º E Lon
Distance 1: 224 km SSW of Pagasa Is., Spratlys
Distance 2: 536 km SE of Nha Trang, Vietnam
Distance 3: 604 km West of Puerto Princesa City, PH
Distance 4: 728 km ESE of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
MaxWinds (1-min avg): 45 kph (25 kts) near the center
Peak Wind Gusts: 65 kph (35 kts)
Present Movement: West @ 15 kph (08 kts)
Towards: South China Sea
Minimum Central Pressure: 1002 millibars (hPa)
Saffir-Simpson Typhoon Scale: Tropical Depression
Size (in Diameter): --- km (--- nm) [N/A]
Max Sea Wave Height (near center): 12 ft
Possible Storm Surge Height: 0 ft [0 m]
Wunder TrackMap (for Public): 2 PM PST Mon Dec 12


26W (UNNAMED) is expected to move generally Westward during the next 48 hrs, with a little change on its forward speed. On the forecast track, the core of the depression will just pass near the southern coast of Vietnam on Wednesday.

Maximum Sustained Winds (1-min. avg) are near 45 km/hr (25 knots) with higher gusts. 26W (UNNAMED) is a weak Tropical Depression (TD) on the Saffir-Simpson Tropical Cyclone Scale. Some strengthening is likely within the next 12 to 24 hours.

The following is the summary of the 2-day forecast outlook on this system:

TUESDAY AFTERNOON:  Intensified as it moves westward across the South China Sea [2PM DEC 13: 9.2N 110.0E @ 55kph].
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON:  Dissipated as a remnant low near the Southern Coast of Vietnam [2PM DEC 14: 8.5N 106.1E @ 20kph].


Below is the summary of the storm's parts and its hazards affecting specific areas:

RAINBANDS - its northwestern & northern bands affecting & spreading across the Spratly Islands & Southeastern Vietnam. Tropical Depression Conditions w/ moderate to strong winds (<62 kph) will be expected along these bands (click here to know more about Rainbands).

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!

External Links for TD 26W (UNNAMED)

JTWC Latest Tracking Chart: wp2611.gif
TSR Wind Probabilities: Current to 2 days Ahead
Zoomed Satellite Pic: NOAA's Near Real-Time
Wunderground Animation: 6-12 hr. GIF Loop


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