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Hurricane OLI Update 3 – February 5

Posted by feww on February 5, 2010

TC Oli Hits French Polynesia

Tropical Cyclone OLI (P12) Strengthens to a Cat 4B Hurricane on FEWW New Hurricane Scale

Background:

Oli Strikes

OLI struck French Polynesia a few hours ago.  On the main island of Tahiti, hundreds of people abandoned their homes to escape the full wrath of the strengthening cyclone.  Roads harbors and airports were closed throughout the popular holiday island resorts, according to various reports.

Hurricane OLI Details

  • Time/Date: 5 February 2010 –  00:01 UTC
  • Position:  Near 20.4ºS, 151.4ºW
  • Sustained Movement: 155  degrees
  • Forward speed: 22 km/hr (~ 12 kt)
  • Tropical Cyclone OLI has been tracking South-Southeast over the past 6 hours.

Current Wind Distribution:

  • Maximum Sustained winds: 227 Km (122.4 kt)
  • Maximum Gusts:  ~ 280km/hr (~ 150 kt)

Wave Height and Location:

  • Maximum significant wave height: 8.5 m (26 ft)
  • Location: OLI was located about about 350 km (~ 190 NM) SW of Tahiti
  • Sources: CIMSS and Others


Cat 4B Hurricane OLI – Visible IR image. Date as inset. Source: UW-CIMSS. Click image to enter CIMSS Tropical Cyclone portal.

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Hurricane OLI Update 2 – February 4

Posted by feww on February 4, 2010

OLI a Cat 4A Hurricane, Still Intensifying

Cyclone OLI Could Strengthen to a Monster Category 5 Hurricane in 24 Hours


Hurricane OLI. Credit: CIMSS. Click image to enter UW-CIMSS weather portal.

Background:

Hurricane OLI Details

  • Time/Date: 4 February 2010 –  15:01 UTC
  • Position:  Near 19.0ºS, 152.1ºW
  • Sustained Movement: 150  degrees
  • Forward speed: 17 km/hr (~ 9 kt)
  • Tropical Cyclone OLI has been tracking South-Southeast over the past 6 hours.

Current Wind Distribution:

  • Maximum Sustained winds: 217 Km (117 kt)
  • Maximum Gusts:  ~ 260km/hr (140 kt)

Wave Height and Location:

  • Maximum significant wave height: 8m (24 ft)
  • Location: OLI was located about about 250 km (135 NM) SSW of Bora Bora
  • Sources: JTWC and Others

Tropical Cyclone OLI is currently a dangerous Cat 4A hurricane on the FEWW New Hurricane Scale and expected to further intensify in the warm Pacific waters (SST ~ 26ºdegrees C) during the next  12 to 24 hours, possibly to a Category 5 monster storm.

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Hurricane OLI Update 1 – February 4

Posted by feww on February 4, 2010

Hurricane OLI Continues to Power Up!

OLI is still organizing and expected to further intensify

Background:  Cyclone OLI May Target Tourist Spots

TC OLI Details

  • Time/Date: 4 February 2010 –  00:01 UTC
  • Position:  Near 16.6ºS, 153.9ºW
  • Sustained Movement: 95  degrees
  • Forward speed: 22 km/hr (~ 12 kt)
  • Tropical Cyclone OLI has been tracking EAST over the past 6 hours.

Current wind distribution:

  • Maximum Sustained winds: 130 km/hr (~ 70 kt)
  • Maximum Gusts:  ~ 160 km/hr (~ 85 kt)
  • Maximum significant wave height: 6.7 m (20 ft)
  • OLI was located about 370 km (200nm) WNW of Bora Bora [Feb 03, 15:00UTC]
  • Sources: JTWC and Others

Tropical Cyclone OLI is currently a Cat 1 hurricane on the FEWW New Hurricane Scale and expected to further intensify.

FIRE-EARTH MODERATORS BELIEVE HURRICANE OLI COULD CAUSE SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE SOCIETY ISLANDS, ESPECIALLY TAHITI, IF THE CYCLONE CONTINUES TO INTENSIFY, AS IT’S EXPECTED TO DO, AND REMAINS APPROXIMATELY ON ITS CURRENT PATH (ACTUAL PATH NOT THE PREDICTED ONE).


Hurricane OLI. IR WV Difference. Source: UW-CIMSS.  Click images to enter CIMSS interactive maps.


Hurricane OLI. Visible IR. Source: CIMSS


Hurricane OLI’s Projected Path. Source: UW-CIMSS.


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


Tropical Cyclone OLI. Infrared  – South East Pacific – GOES-West. Source: UW-CIMSS.


Map of Tahiti and Bora x 2 . Credit
: karta Societeisl FP, Holger Behr.

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Cyclone OLI May Target Tourist Spots

Posted by feww on February 3, 2010

Tropical Cyclone OLI (12P) May be Heading Towards Bora Bora and other Tourist Spots in S Pacific

TC OLI Details

  • Time/Date: 3 February 2010 –  03:00UTC
  • Position: 15.7ºS, 157.3ºW
  • Sustained Movement: 120 degrees
  • Forward speed: 15 km/hr (~ 8 kt)
  • Tropical Cyclone OLI has been tracking ESE over the past 6 hours.

Current wind distribution:

  • Maximum Sustained winds: 100 km/hr (~ 55 kt)
  • Maximum Gusts:  130 km/hr (~ 70 kt)
  • Maximum significant wave height: 6 m (18 ft)
  • OLI is about 650 km (350nm) west of Bora Bora.
  • Sources: JTWC and Others

Tropical Cyclone OLI is expected to intensify under favorable environmental conditions.


TC OLI – IR NHC Enhancement – Date and Time as Inset. Credit: UW-CIMSS. Click image to enlarge and update.


Tropical Cyclone OLI. Infrared Color Background  – South East Pacific – GOES-West. Credit: UW-CIMSS. Click image to enlarge and update.

  • 2-Day Movie:   JAVA


OLI’s Projected Path. CIMSS Estimation. Click image to enlarge and update.


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


Tropical Cyclone OLI. Infrared  – South East Pacific – GOES-West. Credit UW-CIMSS. Click image to enlarge and update.


Tropical Cyclone OLI Position Map. Original map by Google. Information added by Fire-Earth.


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