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CYCLONE GELANE: AVOID ME IF YOU CAN

Posted by feww on February 19, 2010

Images of the Day:

Tropical Cyclone GELANE Strengthens as Forecast

As of about 06:00UTC on February 19, Cyclone GELANE has intensified to a Cat. 4A Hurricane force on the FEWW New Hurricane Scale with sustained winds of about 222 km/he (119.8 kt) and gusts of 260 km/hr (140 kt).


Cyclone GELANE has developed a perfectly round 20-km eye.
Visible Images. Source: UW-CIMSS.  Click images to enlarge.


Cyclone Gelane – 2010-02-19 00:00 — 2010-02-19 09:45 Morphed Integrated Microwave Imagery at CIMSS, with Infrared (MIMIC-IR) – Version 1

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Cyclone GELANE UPDATE 2 (Feb 19)

Posted by feww on February 19, 2010

TC GELANE Strengthens to a Category 3A Hurricane on FEWW New Hurricane Scale

With sustained winds of about 190 km/hr (gusts of up to 235 km/hr), Cyclone GELANE (TC 16S) is now a Category 3A Hurricane on  FEWW New Hurricane Scale. Fire-Earth believes the cyclone would reach Category 4A strength, possibly stronger, as forecast yesterday.

The system is expected to continue intensifying during the next 36 hours. The coral reef island of Rodrigues should expect heavy rain as the cyclone moves closer.


Cyclone GELANE. Water Vapor satellite images. Source: UW-CIMSS.  Click images to enlarge.

Tropical Cyclone GELANE (TC 16S) Details

  • Date/Time: 19 February 2010 –  01:00 UTC
  • Position:  Near 16.3ºS, 62.5ºE
  • Sustained Movement: 180  degrees
  • Forward speed:  9 km/hr ( 5 kt)
  • The system has been tracking  SOUTH over the past 6 hours.

Current Wind Distribution:

  • Maximum Sustained winds:  190km/hr (102 kt)
  • Maximum Gusts:  ~ 235 km/hr (~ 125kt)
  • GELANE is currently a Cat. 3A Hurricane on FEWW New Hurricane Scale

Wave Height and Location:

  • Maximum significant wave height: ~ 9m (27 ft)
  • Location: TC GELANE was located about ~ 885 km (~ 475 NM) NE of Réunion island.
  • Sources: CIMSS, JTWC and Others

See also: UW- CIMSS Cyclone Portal

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GELANE through the eye of TRMM.
Credit: NASA/SSAI

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Cyclone GELANE (TC 16S) UPDATE 1 (Feb 18)

Posted by feww on February 18, 2010

TC GELANE Strengthens to a Category 2B Hurricane on  FEWW New Hurricane Scale

With sustained winds of about 170 km/hr, Cyclone GELANE (TC 16S) is now a Category 2B Hurricane on  FEWW New Hurricane Scale. Fire-Earth forecasts the cyclone to reach Category 4A strength, possibly stronger, within the next 36 hours.


Cyclone GELANE.
IR satellite images (NHC Enhancement). 4km resolution. Source: UW-CIMSS.  Click images to enlarge.

Tropical Cyclone GELANE (TC 16S) Details

  • Date/Time: 18 February 2010 –  00:01 UTC
  • Position:  Near 14.3ºS, 61.6ºE
  • Sustained Movement: 150  degrees
  • Forward speed:  11 km/hr ( 6 kt)
  • The Cyclone has been tracking  SOUTH-SOUTHWEST over the past 6 hours.

Current Wind Distribution:

  • Maximum Sustained winds:  170km/hr (92 kt)
  • Maximum Gusts:  ~ 205 km/hr (~ 110 kt)
  • GELANE is currently a Cat. 2B Hurricane on FEWW New Hurricane Scale

Wave Height and Location:

  • Maximum significant wave height: ~ 8m (24 ft)
  • Location: TC GELANE was located about 970 km (~ 525 NM) NE of Réunion island.
  • Sources: CIMSS, JTWC and Others

See also: UW- CIMSS Cyclone Portal

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Cyclone GELANE (TC 16S)

Posted by feww on February 17, 2010

Images of the Day: Cyclone GELANE

Powerful, awe-inspiring [scary] storm headed toward Mauritius and Réunion



Cyclone GELANE. Visible-IR satellite images. Source: UW-CIMSS. [From Top: 2km, 4km and 8km resolutions.] Click images to enlarge.


Cyclone GELANE. IR satellite images. Source: JTWC. Date and time: Feb 16, at 23:30UTC. Click images to enlarge.

Tropical Cyclone GELANE (TC 16S) Details

  • Date/Time: 17 February 2010 –  15:00 UTC
  • Position:  Near 14.4ºS, 61.9ºE
  • Sustained Movement: 150  degrees
  • Forward speed:  15 km/hr ( 8 kt)
  • Tropical Cyclone RENE has been tracking  SOUTHWEST over the past 6 hours.

Current Wind Distribution:

  • Maximum Sustained winds:  150km/hr (80 kt)
  • Maximum Gusts:  185 km/hr ( 100 kt)
  • GELANE is currently a Cat. 1 Hurricane on FEWW New Hurricane Scale

Wave Height and Location:

  • Maximum significant wave height: ~ 6.6m (20 ft)
  • Location: TC GELANE was located about 1,020 km (~ 550 NM) NE of Réunion island.
  • Sources: CIMSS, JTWC and Others

See also: UW- CIMSS Cyclone Portal

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