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Introducing Tropical Cyclone Fifteen

Posted by feww on February 11, 2010

Tropical Cyclone Fifteen (TC 15 P) is now the second active system in the South Pacific

FIFTEEN shows early signs it could develop into a major cyclone (hurricane)in the next 48 to 60 hours


Tropical Cyclone FIFTEEN. IR Satellite Image.
Source: UW-CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

Cyclone FIFTEEN Details

  • Date/Time: 11 February 2010 –  06:00 UTC
  • Position:  Near 12.2ºS, 167.1ºW
  • Sustained Movement: 75  degrees
  • Forward speed: 13 km/hr (~ 7 kt)
  • Tropical Cyclone FIFTEEN has been tracking  ENE over the past 6 hours.

Current Wind Distribution:

  • Maximum Sustained winds: 75km (40 kt)
  • Maximum Gusts:  ~ 95 km/hr (~ 50 kt)
  • FIFTEEN is currently an active Tropical Cyclone

Wave Height and Location:

  • Maximum significant wave height: ~ 3.3m (10 ft)
  • Location: FIFTEEN was located about 425 km (~ 230 NM) NNE of Pago-Pago
  • The system is expected to make a sharp turn heading in the WSW  direction (225 degrees) within the next 12 hours, JTWC said.
  • Sources: CIMSS, JTWC and Others

NOAA East Pacific Floater 1 GOES Satellite Imagery ================
Cyclone FIFTEEN (TC 15P)
Visible  Image – Java – Flash
IR AVN  Image – Java – Flash
IR Shortwave  Image – Java – Flash
IR Dvorak*  Image – Java – Flash
IR Unenhanced  Image – Java – Flash
IR JSL  Image – Java – Flash
IR RGB  Image – Java – Flash
IR Funktop  Image – Java – Flash
IR Rainbow  Image – Java – Flash
Water Vapor  Image – Java – Flash

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