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MEGI Regaining Strength, Headed Toward China

Posted by feww on October 19, 2010

Typhoon MEGI Regaining Strength on the Way to China

MEGI killed at least a dozen people in the Philippines; it has now cleared Luzon, and is expected to strike China’s southern Guangdong province, possibly as a cat 4 to 5 hurricane in the next 72 hours.


Typhoon MEGI Regaining Strength in South China Sea. IR Satellite Image (NHC Enhancement). Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

The super typhoon cut a swathe of destruction through northern Luzon, the main island of the Philippines, destroying tens of thousands of homes, uprooting trees, cutting power and communication lines and affecting at least  a million people in five of the country’s northern provinces and the resort city Baguio.

The typhoon also caused extensive flooding and triggererd landslides throughout the region.

About 80 percent of homes “in rice-producing Ilagan and Tumauini towns were destroyed or damaged,” a report said.

“We’ll try to reach coastal towns facing the Pacific, because there were reports 90 percent of the houses there were wiped out,” a senior official told reporters.


Typhoon MEGI Forecast paths. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

As of posting Vietnam and Thailand’s northeast have seen extensive flooding, leaving thousands of people homeless with four reported deaths so far, reports say.

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UPDATE: Typhoon LUPIT Arrives

Posted by feww on October 22, 2009

Typhoon LUPIT: 22 October 2009

Synopsis

  • Position: At 4:00 am (local time) Typhoon LUPIT (locally known as “RAMIL”) was located 350 km East Northeast of Aparri, Cagayan.
  • Coordinates: 19.0°N, 125.3°E
  • Maximum sustained winds: 160 km/h
  • Max Wind gusts:  195 km/h
  • Movement: It is forecast to move in West-Southwesterly direction (240 degrees) at 11 km/h (6 kt)

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Typhoon Lupit – DOST-PAGASA MTSAT-EIR Satellite Image for 8 am local time (00:30 UTC)  22 Oct. 2009. Still image. Click image to enlarge and update.

LUPIT- RAMIL - track 22-10-09

LUPIT Track by Philippines Dost-Pagasa.

Forecast Positions/Outlook (PAGASA):

  • Friday morning:  250 km East of Aparri, Cagayan
  • Saturday morning: 180 km East of Aparri, Cagayan
  • Sunday morning: 110 km East of Aparri, Cagayan

PAGASA Forecast

  • Northern Luzon will have stormy weather while Central Luzon will experience rains and occasional gusty winds with moderate to rough seas. The rest of Luzon will have mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms while Visayas and Mindanao will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.
  • Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Northwest to Southwest will prevail over Visayas and the rest of Luzon and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the West to Southwest with slight to moderate seas except during thunderstorms.

Tropical Cyclone Warning: Typhoon “RAMIL” (LUPIT)
Issued at 5:00 a.m., Thursday, 22 October 2009

  • Signal No. 3  (100-185 kph winds)
    • Batanes Group
    • Cagayan
    • Calayan Island
    • Babuyan Islands
    • Apayao
    • Kalinga
    • Isabela
  • Signal No.  2 (60-100 kph winds)
    • Ilocos Norte
    • Ilocos Sur
    • Abra
    • Mt. Province
    • Ifugao
    • Benguet
    • La Union
    • Nueva Vizcaya
    • Quirino
    • Aurora
  • Signal No. 1 (30-60 kph winds)
    • Pangasinan
    • Tarlac
    • Nueva Ecija
    • Zambales
    • Pampanga
    • Bulacan
    • Northern Quezon
    • Polillo Islands

Gale Warning: Issued by PAGASA at: 5:00 a.m., Today, 22 October 2009

  • Strong to gale force winds is expected to affect the eastern seaboards of Central Luzon and Southern Luzon and the Western seaboard of Luzon.
  • Conditions are forecast as “rough” to “very rough” with waves of up to 5-meter high.
  • Areas affected:
    • THE EASTERN SEABOARDS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LUZON
    • WESTERN SEABOARD OF NORTHERN LUZON

Recent History

Typhoon LUPIT: Cruel, Harsh, or Wicked?

Typhoon LUPIT – 21 Oct 2009

  • How long will LUPIT loiter around Luzon

  • How much more rain will it dump?

  • Will LUPIT move away and come back, AGAIN!

At 00:00 UTC – Oct 21, 2009
Max Winds:   160km/h
(85 knots)  Category: 2
Max Gusts:  195 km/h
(105knots)
Coordinates:
20.5ºN 128.9ºE
Movement past six hours:
280 degrees at 15 km/h (08 kts)
Location: About 925 km (500 kts) NE of Manila Philippines

Summary of Storm Activity

Lupit is tracking westward steered by a subtropical ridge extension to the north. Deep convection has become more organized near the storm center over the past six hours, JTWC reported.

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Typhoon LUPIT – MTSAT Still image.

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LUPIT Track by UniSys Weather.  Click image to enlarge and update.

History Color Code - The chart color codes intensity (category based on Saffir-Simpson scale)
wind force table - SSS
NOTE: Pressures are in millibars and winds are in knots where one knot is equal to 1.15 mph. Source: UniSys Weather

LUPIT -  JTWC 5-day track
LUPIT 5-day track. Source JTWC. Click image to enlarge.

Typhoon LUPIT – 20 Oct 2009

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Typhoon LUPIT (22W): JTWC/SATOP multispectral satellite image. October 20, 2009 at 05:00 UTC. Click image to enlarge.

Typhoon LUPIT – 20 October 2009, at 09:00UTC

Position: 20.4ºN, 129.3ºE
Location: Approximately 1,110 km (600 NM) northeast of Manila, Philippines.
Movement:  WNW at about 15km/h (8 knots)
Center: LUPIT’s Eye has once again become visible
System Characteristics: LUPIT has good radial out flow
Maximum significant wave height:  ~ 11 meters (34 feet)
Max sustained winds: 175km/h (95 knots)
Max gusts: 215 km/h (115 knots)

Super Typhoon Lupit
Super Typhoon Lupit. Date/Time as inset. Click on image to animate.


MTSAT IR Image. Updated at 30 mins intervals. Click image to enlarge.

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LUPIT 3-day projected track. Image: JMA. Image may be subject to copyright. Click image to enlarge!

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