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Typhoon Danas (23W)

29.3N 130.7E

October 7th, 2013 Category: Tropical Cyclones MODISTerra

Typhoon Danas (23W) – October 7th, 2013

A tropical depression formed northeast of Guam. It strengthened into Tropical Depression 23W on October 3. Late on October 4, the JMA upgraded it to Tropical Storm Danas. The PAGASA gave the name Ramil as it pass through the corner of the Philippine area of responsibility on a short matter of time very late on October 6 as a Category 3 typhoon. On October 7, Typhoon Danas entered warm waters as it became a Category 4 typhoon.

Tropical Storms 22W and 23W (Danas) – October 6th, 2013

Typhoon Danas is forecast to strike Japan at about 18:00 GMT on 8 October. Data supplied by the US Navy and Air Force Joint Typhoon Warning Center suggest that the point of landfall will be near 35.2 N, 132.3 E. Danas is expected to bring 1-minute maximum sustained winds to the region of around 120 km/h (74 mph). Wind gusts in the area may be considerably higher.

Typhoon Wutip (20W)

16.6N 107.9E

September 30th, 2013 Category: Tropical Cyclones AVHRRMetop

Typhoon Wutip (20W) – September 30th, 2013

At least 70 people have been reported missing after a typhoon caused three fishing boats to sink in the South China Sea, Chinese state media say.
Five boats carrying more than 150 people encountered strong winds from Typhoon Wutip on Sunday, Xinhua news agency says citing maritime officials.
A rescue operation is under way and reports say 14 people have been found.
The storm is expected to make landfall in central Vietnam on Monday and thousands have been evacuated there.

Typhoon Pabuk (19W) Off Japan Tracked by a Constellation of Satellites

28.6N 137.1E

September 27th, 2013 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Typhoon Pabuk (19W) Metop2/AVHRR – September 24th, 2013

Typhoon Pabuk (19W) off the coast of Japan tracked from space by several Earth Observation satellites. All images were acquired on September 24th, 2013.


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Hurricane Cosme (03E) Moving Nearer to Baja California

26.2N 120.7W

June 26th, 2013 Category: Tropical Cyclones VIIRSSuomi-NPP

Hurricane Cosme (03E) – June 25th, 2013

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Track of Hurricane Cosme (03E) - June 25th, 2013 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TC 03E

As of 8 p.m. PDT June 25 (0300 UTC June 26), Hurricane Cosme (03E) is located within 15 nautical miles of 17.9°N 113.3°W, about 410 mi (660 km) south-southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and about 525 mi (845 km) west-southwest of Cabo Corrientes, Mexico.

Maximum sustained winds are 75 kt (85 mph, 140 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 981 mbar (hPa; 28.97 InHg), and the system is moving west-northwest at 12 kt (14 mph, 22 km/h). Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 mi (55 km) from the center of Cosme, and tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 mi (280 km) from the center of Cosme.

Tropical Storm Mahasen (01B) Approaching Bangladesh

15.2N 83.3E

May 16th, 2013 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Tropical Storm Mahasen (01B) – May 15th, 2013

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Track of Tropical Storm Mahasen  (01B) - May 14th, 2013 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TC 01B

Tropical Storm Mahasen (01B) is forecast to track northeastward along the poleward oriented subtropical ridge until westerly flow advects the system overland.

Upper level  analysis indicates an anticyclone to the east of the system  continues to move into better vertical alignment with the low level circulation center (LLCC),  leading to a decrease in vertical wind shear (VWS) to low levels (10  knots).

A slight intensification over the next 12 hours is expected as the LLCC remains in a low VWS environment, but due to the track speed and proximity to the coast of Bangladesh, this increase will be short-lived. Dissipation is expected to begin upon making landfall around TAU 24 and will be fully dissipated by TAU 36. Dynamical model guidance is in tight agreement, leading the JTWC forecast to be positioned close to the multi-model consensus with high confidence.