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SANVU MAX WIND SPEED PER AGENCY:
+ USA (JTWC/1-min avg): 120 km/hr
+ Japan (JMA/10-min avg): 85 km/hr
+ Philippines (PAGASA/10-min avg): -- km/hr
+ Beijing (NMC/2-min avg): 95 km/hr
+ Taiwan (CWB/10-min avg): 85 km/hr
+ Korea (KMA/10-min avg): -- km/hr
+ Hong Kong (HKO/10-min avg): 95 km/hr
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TYPHOON SANVU [03W/1202]
T2K PUBLIC ADVISORY NUMBER 007
5:00 AM PhT (21:00 GMT) Thu 24 May 2012
Source: T2K Analysis/JTWC TC Warning #011/SatFixes
View: Advisory Archives (2004-2012)
SANVU (03W) becomes a fully-developed Typhoon...slows down while over the Western Pacific Ocean as it turns NNW.
Residents and visitors along the Iwo To & Chichi Jima Islands should closely monitor the progress of SANVU (03W).
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
Time/Date: 5:00 AM PhT Thu May 24 2012
Location of Center: 18.1º N Lat 139.5º E Lon
Distance 1: 476 km East of P.A.R.
Distance 2: 647 km WSW of Agrihan, CNMI
Distance 3: 735 km NW of Saipan, CNMI
Distance 4: 768 km SSW of Iwo To
Distance 5: 771 km NW of Guam, CNMI
Distance 6: 1,022 km SSW of Chichi Jima
Distance 7: 1,828 km East of Northern Luzon
MaxWinds (1-min avg): 120 kph (65 kts) near the center
Peak Wind Gusts: 150 kph (80 kts)
Present Movement: NNW @ 11 kph (06 kts)
Towards: Iwo To-Chichi Jima Area
NOAA 24hr Rainfall Accum (near center): 310 mm (High)
Minimum Central Pressure: 974 millibars (hPa)
Saffir-Simpson Typhoon Scale: Category 1
Size (in Diameter): 555 km (300 nm) [Avg]
Wind Area Distribution (in Knots): Current Wind Profile
Max Sea Wave Height (near center): 27 ft
Possible Storm Surge Height: 4-5 ft [1.2-1.7 m]
Wunder TrackMap (for Public): 2 AM PhT Thu May 24
3-DAY FORECAST OUTLOOK & ANALYSIS*
SANVU is expected to turn northward for the next 24 hours, and recurve towards the NE or ENE through Sunday. On the forecast track, the core of SANVU will pass near Iwo To early Saturday and will be just to the East of Chichi Jima on Sunday.
Maximum Sustained Winds (1-min. avg) have increased to near 120 km/hr (65 knots) with higher gusts. SANVU is forecast to continue intensifying until Friday before losing strength. This system will start transitioning into an Extratropical Cyclone on Sunday.
Typhoon Force Winds (118 km/hr or more) extend outward up to 30 kilometers (15 nautical miles) from the center...and Tropical Storm Force Winds (62-117 km/hr) extend outward up to 220 kilometers (120 nautical miles) SANVU is an average-sized tropical cyclone with a diameter of 555 kilometers (300 nautical miles).
The following is the summary of the 3-day forecast outlook on this system:
FRIDAY EARLY MORNING: Still intensifying...starts to recurve toward Iwo To [2AM MAY 25: 21.0N 139.1E @ 150kph].
SATURDAY EARLY MORNING: Passing near to the south of Iwo To while tracking NE to ENE...starts to weaken [2AM MAY 26: 23.7N 141.4E @ 150kph].
SUNDAY EARLY MORNING: Weakening as it accelerates ENE away from Iwo To...becoming Extratropical [2AM MAY 27: 26.3N 145.1E @ 120kph].
*Please be reminded that the Forecast Outlook changes every 6 hours, and the Day 3 Forecast Track have an average error of 250 km...while 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.
EFFECTS & HAZARDS SUMMARY
Below is the summary of the storm's parts and its hazards affecting specific areas:
CLOUD-FILLED EYE - over water (Western Pacific Ocean). Possible calm and lull conditions (with <20 kph winds) will be expected inside the eye (click here to know more about the EYE).
EYEWALL - over water (Western Pacific Ocean). Typhoon Conditions with Typhoon Force Winds (>118 kph) will be expected within this wall (click here to know more about the Eyewall).
INNER RAINBANDS - over water (Western Pacific Ocean)...not affecting land areas. Tropical Storm Conditions with Tropical Storm Force Winds (62-100 kph) will be expected along these bands today.
OUTER RAINBANDS - over water (Western Pacific Ocean)...not affecting any land areas. Cloudy/Rainy Conditions w/ moderate to strong winds (<62 kph) will be expected along these bands today (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 201 to 310 mm (high to very high) along areas near the center of SANVU (03W). (click to open NOAA's eTRaP graphic).
COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING - possible 4-5 ft [1.2-1.7 m] above normal tide levels...accompanied by large and dangerous battering waves can be expected along the coastal, inland lakes and beach front areas of Iwo To, Bonin & Chichi Jima Islands. Minimal damage is likely on this type of storm surge. Danger from Rip Currents or Rip Tides can be expected along the beach-front areas of the Marianas. (click here to know more about Storm Surge).
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 TY SANVU (03W)
View NOAA-CIRA's: Latest Full Wind Analysis
JTWC Latest Tracking Chart: wp0312.gif
Multi-Agency Forecast TrackMap: Near Real-Time
TSR Wind Probabilities: Current to 4 days Ahead
JAXA TRMM Page: Latest Rainrate (in mm/hr)
NASA TRMM Page: SANVU's Rainrate Archives (in mm/hr)
Zoomed Satellite Pic: NOAA's Near Real-Time
Wunderground Animation: 6-12 hr. GIF Loop
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