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Super Typhoon NIDA Stops for Refueling

Posted by feww on November 28, 2009

STY NIDA Planning to Make the Least Expected Move?

Once again a Super Typhoon in Western Pacific behaves as if guided NOT only by weather conditions, but by a climatic algorithm!


STY NIDA -  MTSAT IR2
- Latest Image as of Posting

STY NIDA (26W) Update:

  • Date and Time: Nov 28, 2009 at 09:00 UTC
  • Position:  Near19.3ºN 139.3ºE
  • Location: About 660 km SSW of Iwo To Island, Japan
  • Movement:   ENE  (060 Degrees)
  • Forward Speed : 3.7 km/h (2 knots) – Dead slow [almost stationery and noticeably wobbling, JTWC said. ]
  • Maximum Sustained Winds: 270 km/h  [Category 5 on FEWW and Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale] - Strengthened since last update, then weakened somewhat, though still higher at 145 knots.
  • Maximum  Wind Gusts: 325 km/h  (175knots) – strengthened since the last update.
  • Maximum Significant Wave Height: ≥ 11 m (34 feet)
  • Formation: The 37-km eye is filling, structure becoming more asymmetrical, and elongated.  Strong radial outflow.
  • Surprises: Probable

FEWW Comment: If  NIDA continues to move in a generally northerly direction, the STY would slowly weaken due to cooler ocean temperatures, as well as increasing vertical wind shear. If on the other hand the storm’s angle of movement becomes more concave, moving in a generally easterly, even ESEasterly direction (close to 20ºN), NIDA could maintain its current strength, even strengthen further slightly, and stay in the region longer than presently expected.


STY NIDA – MTSAT IR – Still Image – Date/Time: 28 Nov 2009 at 11:00 UTC - Click Image to enlarge.

Animation of latest 168 hours : MPEG / WMV


Near real time full disk satellite image. Right Click Image, then select “View Image” to enlarge.


STY NIDA 5-Day forecast track. Source: JTWC

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Super Typhoon NIDA Boomerangs Away From Philippines

Posted by feww on November 26, 2009

Super Typhoon NIDA Circles 315 Degrees


Super Typhoon NIDA – MTSAT IR – Still Image – Dated 26 November 2009 at 9:00 UTC. Click image to enlarge.

Animation of latest 168 hours : MPEG / WMV

STY NIDA (26W) Status
Date and Time:  Nov. 26, 2009 at 09:00UTC
Position:  Near 15.6ºN 139.7E
Location:  555 km (300nm) WNW of Guam
Max. Sustained Winds: 270 km/h (145 knots)
Max. Wind Gusts: 325 km/h (175 knots)
Max Significant Wave Height: 15 m (44 ft)

The system has weakened during the past six hours, and is expected to continue weakening. STY NIDA is expected to continue in its current track moving NNW (315 degrees), and gradually slow down in forward movement speed. NIDA should become extratropical by December 1, 2009.


STY NIDA 5-Day forecast track. Source: JTWC


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Near real time full disk satellite image. Right Click Image, then select “View Image” to enlarge.


Super Typhoon Nida captured by The MODIS instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite on Nov. 25, 2009 at about 3:55 UTC.  Perfectly symmetrical Nida, seen with a distinct eye, had maximum sustained winds of 280 km/h (150 knots) with gusts of up to 335 km/h (180 knots).  (Photo Credit: NASA MODIS Rapid Response Team)

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