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Typhoon KROSA Striking Northern Philippines

Posted by feww on October 31, 2013

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Typhoon KROSA Special Message.

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KROSA, 29th Typhoon of 2013, is making landfall in northern Luzon, Philippines

The Halloween Typhoon KROSA, the 29th storm of the NW Pacific so far this year, is about to make landfall in the northern Philippines, with winds of about 155km/h gusting to 190 km/hr.

Typhoon KROSA

  • Time: 06:00UTC – October 31, 2013
  • Movement: WNW (285 degrees) at 25km/hr
  • Position: Near 18.0ºN, 121.2ºE
  • Location: About 405km Northeast of Manila, Philippines
  • Max Sustained Winds: 155km/hr [Cat 2A on FIRE-EARTH Hurricane Scale]
  • Max Wind Gusts: 190km/hr
  • Significant Wave Height: 8m

[Source: FIRE-EARTH and others]

typhoon KROSA
Typhoon KROSA IR/WV Diff satellite image (FIRE-EARTH Enhancement) recorded at 04:30UTC on October 31, 2013. Source: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.

Landfall

  • KROSA is forecast to strike the Philippines near 18.1N, 122.4E at about 08:00UTC on October 31, according to JTWC.
  • KROSA is expected to make as many as 3 landfalls—the Philippines, China’s Hainan Island and central  Vietnam— according to most models and  affecting about a half dozen countries, before dissipating over Indochina Peninsula.

KROSA projected path
Projected Path of Typhoon KROSA . Source: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC. Image enhanced by FIRE-EARTH Blog.

Typhoon Stats for NW Pacific

  • The 60 year average (1951-2010) No of Typhoons: 20.9
  • No of typhoons so far this year: 29
  • Percent Increase: 38.8 [Calculated by FIRE-EARTH blog]

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More details to follow…

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