Tuesday, July 17, 2012

TS KHANUN [ENTENG] - Update #005


for Tuesday, 17 July 2012 [12:59 PM PhT]

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+ USA (JTWC/1-min avg): 75 km/hr
+ Japan (JMA/10-min avg): 85 km/hr
+ Philippines (PAGASA/10-min avg): 65 km/hr
+ Beijing (NMC/2-min avg): 75 km/hr
+ Taiwan (CWB/10-min avg): 85 km/hr
+ Korea (KMA/10-min avg): 80 km/hr

+ Hong Kong (HKO/10-min avg): 65 km/hr
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11:00 AM PhT (03:00 GMT) Tue 17 July 2012
Source: T2K Analysis/JTWC TC Warning #007/SatFixes
View: T2K TC Update Archives (2004-2012)
Tropical Storm KHANUN (ENTENG) maintaining its fast-WNW track as it gained strength...now threatens Okinawa and Ryukyu Islands.

Residents and visitors along Ryukyu & Okinawa Islands and the Korean Peninsula should closely monitor the progress on KHANUN (ENTENG).

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: 11:00 AM PhT Tue July 17 2012
Location of Center: 26.8� N Lat 130.7� E Lon
Distance 1: 219 km SSE of Naje Island
Distance 2: 290 km East of Okinawa City
Distance 3: 292 km ENE of Kadena Airbase
Distance 4: 534 km South of Kagoshima, Japan
Distance 5: 1,129 km NE of Basco, Batanes
MaxWinds (1-min avg): 75 kph (40 kts) near the center
Peak Wind Gusts: 95 kph (50 kts)
Present Movement: WNW @ 30 kph (16 kts)
Towards: Okinawa-Ryukyu Area
NOAA 12-18hr Rainfall Accum (near center): 25 mm (Low)
Minimum Central Pressure: 993 millibars (hPa)
Saffir-Simpson Typhoon Scale: TS
Size (in Diameter): 775 km (420 nm) [Large]
Wind Area Distribution (in Knots): Current Wind Profile
Max Sea Wave Height (near center): 15 ft
Possible Storm Surge Height: 1-3 ft [0.3-0.9 m]
Wunder TrackMap (for Public): 8 AM PhT Tue Jul 17


KHANUN (ENTENG) is expected to turn northwestward for the next 24 hours...turning more sharply north-northwest to northward throughout the forecast period. On the forecast track, the core of KHANUN will pass just to the west of Naje Island early tonight...about 210 km NE of Kadena Airbase, Okinawa. It will then cross Cheju Island on Wednesday afternoon and pass just along the Western Coastline of South Korea Wednesday evening. On Thursday morning, KHANUN will dissipate into an area of low pressure after making landfall over North Korea.

Maximum Sustained Winds (1-min. avg) have increased to near 75 km/hr (40 knots) with higher gusts. Additional strengthing is forecast to continue within the next 24 hours. KHANUN will start losing strength once it moves over North Korea on Thursday.

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

WEDNESDAY MORNING: Reaches its peak wind intensity as it turns NNW while over the East China Sea...approaching the Korean Island Resort of Cheju [8AM JUL 18: 30.9N 127.0E @ 95kph].
THURSDAY MORNING: Rapidly dissipates over North Korea after it makes landfall...no longer a Tropical Cyclone [8AM JUL 19: 38.7N 126.2E @ 35kph].

*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.


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

INNER RAINBANDS - over water (Western Pacific)...not yet affecting any land areas...will reach Ryukyu Islands particularly Naje Island this afternoon. Tropical Storm Conditions with Tropical Storm Force Winds (62-100 kph) will be expected along these bands.
OUTER RAINBANDS - affecting & spreading across Okinawa and Ryukyu Islands. Cloudy/Rainy Conditions w/ moderate to strong winds (<62 kph) will be expected along these bands (click here to know more about Rainbands).
12-18HR TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATION - from 5 up to 10 mm (low rainfall) can be expected along areas affected by the outer & inner rainbands (see above)...with isolated amounts of 11 to 25 mm (low) along areas near the center of Khanun (Enteng). (click to open NOAA's eTRaP graphic).
COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING - possible 1-3 ft [0.3-0.9 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 Okinawa and Ryukyu Islands. Very minimal damage is likely on this type of storm surge. Danger from Rip Currents or Rip Tides can be expected along the rest of the beach-front areas of Southern Japan.
(click shere 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 TS KHANUN (ENTENG)

View NOAA-CIRA's: Latest Full Wind Analysis
JTWC Latest Tracking Chart: wp0812.gif
Multi-Agency Forecast TrackMap: Near Real-Time
TSR Wind Probabilities: Current to 2 Days Ahead
JAXA TRMM Page: Latest Rainrate (in mm/hr)
NASA TRMM Page: Khanun'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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