Typhoon2000 (T2K) NEWS (Monday July 16 2012):
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KHANUN MAX WIND SPEED PER AGENCY:
+ USA (JTWC/1-min avg): 95 km/hr
+ Japan (JMA/10-min avg): 95 km/hr
+ Philippines (PAGASA/10-min avg): -- km/hr
+ Beijing (NMC/2-min avg): 85 km/hr
+ Taiwan (CWB/10-min avg): 85 km/hr
+ Korea (KMA/10-min avg): 95 km/hr
+ Hong Kong (HKO/10-min avg): 95 km/hr
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TROPICAL STORM KHANUN (ENTENG) UPDATE NUMBER 008
11:00 AM PhT (03:00 GMT) Wed 18 July 2012
Source: T2K Analysis/JTWC TC Warning #011/SatFixes
View: T2K TC Update Archives (2004-2012)
Tropical Storm KHANUN (ENTENG) turning NNW as it approaches the Korean island resort of Cheju...expected to pass close to the island tonight.
Residents and visitors along Cheju Island 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.
CURRENT STORM INFORMATION
Time/Date: 11:00 AM PhT Wed July 18 2012
Location of Center: 30.8� N Lat 126.5� E Lon
Distance 1: 278 km South of Cheju Island
Distance 2: 391 km SW of Nagasaki, Japan
Distance 3: 395 km NW of Amami Island
Distance 4: 400 km WSW of Kagoshima, Japan
Distance 5: 488 km ESE of Shanghai, Japan
Distance 6: 495 km NNW of Okinawa, Japan
Distance 7: 536 SW of Busan, S.Korea
MaxWinds (1-min avg): 95 kph (50 kts) near the center
Peak Wind Gusts: 120 kph (65 kts)
Present Movement: NNW @ 24 kph (13 kts)
Towards: Cheju-Korea Area
NOAA 24hr Rainfall Accum (near center): 180 mm (High)
Minimum Central Pressure: 985 millibars (hPa)
Saffir-Simpson Typhoon Scale: TS
Size (in Diameter): 610 km (330 nm) [Average]
Wind Area Distribution (in Knots): Current Wind Profile
Max Sea Wave Height (near center): 19 ft
Possible Storm Surge Height: 1-3 ft [0.3-0.9 m]
Wunder TrackMap (for Public): 8 AM PhT Wed Jul 18
1-DAY FORECAST OUTLOOK & ANALYSIS*
KHANUN (ENTENG) is expected to move north for the next 24 to 36 hours. On the forecast track, the core of KHANUN will pass close to the west of Cheju Island tonight, passing near the west coast of South Korea early Thursday and make landfall over North Korea by midday Thursday .
Maximum Sustained Winds (1-min. avg) are near 95 km/hr (50 knots) with higher gusts. KHANUN will start losing strength within the next 12 to 24 hours.
Tropical Storm Force Winds (62-100 km/hr) extend outward up to 110 kilometers (60 nautical miles) from the center. KHANUN is a average-sized tropical cyclone with a diameter of 610 kilometers (330 nautical miles).
The following is the summary of the 2-day forecast outlook on this system:
THURSDAY MORNING: Starts to weaken as it turns North while moving along the West Coast of South Korea [8AM JUL 19: 37.0N 125.8E @ 65kph].
*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:
INNER RAINBANDS - over water (Western Pacific)...not affecting any land areas...will reach Cheju Island tonight. Tropical Storm Conditions with Tropical Storm Force Winds (62-100 kph) will be expected along these bands.
OUTER RAINBANDS - affecting & spreading across Cheju Island, Western Kyushu and the Southern Coast of South Korea. Cloudy/Rainy Conditions w/ moderate to strong winds (<62 kph) will be expected along these bands (click here to know more about Rainbands).
24HR TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATION - from 5 up to 100 mm (low to high rainfall) can be expected along areas affected by the outer & inner rainbands (see above)...with isolated amounts of 101 to 180 mm (high) 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 South Korea and Cheju Island. 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 Kyushu, Japan and Eastern China. (click shere to know more about Storm Surge).
TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH
Tropical Disturbance 92W (LPA) has started to move slowly WNW across the Philippine Sea. Various dynamic computer models continue to show the development into a Tropical Depression within the next 2 to 3 days. Its center was located about 1,046 km East of Casiguran, Aurora (16.3N 131.9E)...with maximum sustained winds of 30 kph. The 24-hour TC Formation Potential is at MEDIUM (30-50% Chance).
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
CURRENT NOAA/MTSAT-2 SATELLITE IMAGE:
CURRENT WUNDERGROUND TRACKING CHART:
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