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Cyclone PAT (TC 14P) Update 2 (10 Feb)

Posted by feww on February 10, 2010

Cyclone PAT Has Intensified to a Cat 3A Hurricane on FEWW New Hurricane Scale


Cyclone PAT (TC14P) IR NHC Enhancement Satellite image. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

TC PAT Details

  • Time/Date: 10 February 2010 –  09:00 UTC
  • Position:  Near 18.6ºS, 159.8ºW
  • Sustained Movement: 200  degrees (?)
  • Forward speed: 15 km/hr (~ 8 kt)
  • Tropical Cyclone PAT has been tracking  SSW over the past 6 hours. (?)
  • The system has developed a 20-km eye.
  • The system is expected to reach a peak intensity of about 185 km/h (~ 100 kt).

Cyclone PAT could cause severe damage to the island of Rarotonga, even if it remains within its current forecast track.

Current Wind Distribution:

  • Maximum Sustained winds: 180 km (~ 97 kt)
  • Maximum Gusts:  ~ 220 km/hr (~ 120 kt)
  • Cyclone PAT is currently a Category 3A  Hurricane

Wave Height and Location:

  • Maximum significant wave height: ~ 6m (18 ft) (?)
  • Location: PAT was located about 285 km (~ 155 NM) north of Rarotonga
  • Sources: CIMSS, JTWC and Others


Cyclone PAT forecast track.
Source: JTWC.
Click image to enlarge.


Cyclone PAT – V/IR Satellite image. Click image to enter CIMSS Portal.


Morphed Integrated Microwave Imagery at CIMSS (MIMIC) Version 1. Click images to enlarge.



Morphed Integrated Microwave Imagery at CIMSS, with Infrared (MIMIC-IR) Version 1

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