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Tropical Depression Kulap (17W) Located Near Japan

37.0N 131.0E

September 11th, 2011 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Depression Kulap (17W) - September 10th, 2011

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Track of TS 17W - September 10th, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 17W

On September 8th, Tropical Storm Kulap (17W) moved into the east-northeast periphery of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) prompting the PAGASA to start issuing advisories on the system, naming it Nonoy.

However, Kulap quickly accelerated north and exited the PAR on the same evening, prompting the PAGASA to issued their final advisory on the system.

After increasing wind shear caused further weakening, the JTWC downgraded Kulap to a tropical depression late on September 8.  Early on September 10, the JMA too downgraded Kulap to a tropical depression.

Tropical Storm Kulap (17W) Moves Closer to Japan

27.2N 135.9E

September 8th, 2011 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Kulap (17W) - September 8th, 2011

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Track of TS 17W - September 8th, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 17W

Tropical Storm Kulap (17W), located approximately 365 nautical miles southeast of Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, has tracked northwestward at 12 knots over the past six hours. Maximum significant wave height is 12 feet.

The current forecast track from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center takes Kulap right over Kadena Air Base this weekend, moving north of Taiwan and making a final landfall south of Shanghai, China next week.

Tropical Storm Kulap (17W) Could Threaten Japan Later in Week

30.0N 138.0E

September 8th, 2011 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Kulap (17W) - September 6th, 2011

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Track of TS 17W - September 7th, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 17W

Tropical Storm Kulap (17W), located approximately 500 nautical miles east-southeast of Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, has tracked north-northeastward at 07 knots over the past six hours.

Maximum sustained winds are between 50 and 55 mph. Maximum significant wave height is 12 feet.

Strengthening is likely during the two days with movement becoming northwesterly or even westerly. The system could threaten Okinawa and the neighboring Ryukyu Islands late in the week, as a tropical storm or even a typhoon by Saturday.

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