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Archive for November 26th, 2009

Super Typhoon NIDA Boomerangs Away From Philippines

Posted by feww on November 26, 2009

Super Typhoon NIDA Circles 315 Degrees

Super Typhoon NIDA – MTSAT IR – Still Image – Dated 26 November 2009 at 9:00 UTC. Click image to enlarge.

Animation of latest 168 hours : MPEG / WMV

STY NIDA (26W) Status
Date and Time:  Nov. 26, 2009 at 09:00UTC
Position:  Near 15.6ºN 139.7E
Location:  555 km (300nm) WNW of Guam
Max. Sustained Winds: 270 km/h (145 knots)
Max. Wind Gusts: 325 km/h (175 knots)
Max Significant Wave Height: 15 m (44 ft)

The system has weakened during the past six hours, and is expected to continue weakening. STY NIDA is expected to continue in its current track moving NNW (315 degrees), and gradually slow down in forward movement speed. NIDA should become extratropical by December 1, 2009.

STY NIDA 5-Day forecast track. Source: JTWC

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Near real time full disk satellite image. Right Click Image, then select “View Image” to enlarge.

Super Typhoon Nida captured by The MODIS instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite on Nov. 25, 2009 at about 3:55 UTC.  Perfectly symmetrical Nida, seen with a distinct eye, had maximum sustained winds of 280 km/h (150 knots) with gusts of up to 335 km/h (180 knots).  (Photo Credit: NASA MODIS Rapid Response Team)

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VolcanoWatch Weekly [25 Nov 2009]

Posted by feww on November 26, 2009

VOW: to be announced…

SI / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report
(18 November – 24 November 2009)

New activity/Unrest:

Volcano News (Source: GVP)

An explosive eruption from  detected by the seismic network on 20 November prompted INGEOMINAS to raise the Alert Level. Residents reported five explosions, sound waves, and incandescence from multiple areas in the crater.

During 18-24 November, HVO reported that lava flowed SE from beneath Kilauea’s Thanksgiving Eve Breakout (TEB) and rootless shield complex through a lava tube system, reaching the ocean. On 21 November, a sliver of the rim collapsed and was followed by an explosion that produced a dense brown plume that dissipated after a few minutes. Watch the video here. Source: GVP [Note: The video has .mov format and cannot be run on Windows Media Player.]

Ongoing Activity:

Batu Tara, Komba Island (Indonesia);  Chaitén, Southern Chile;  Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka;  Kilauea, Hawaii;  Kliuchevskoi, Central Kamchatka (Russia); Pacaya, Guatemala;  Popocatépetl, México; Rabaul, New Britain; Reventador, Ecuador; Sakura-jima, Kyushu; Santa María, Guatemala; Shiveluch, Central Kamchatka (Russia); Soufrière Hills, Montserrat; Suwanose-jima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan)

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