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Tropical Storm Talas (15W) Expected to Strengthen to Typhoon – August 29th, 2011

27.9N 134.5E

August 29th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Talas (15W) - August 28th, 2011

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Track of TS 15W - August 28th, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 15W

Tropical Storm Talas (15W), is located within 30 nautical miles of 23.5°N 140.1°E, about 750 nmi (1,390 km; 860 mi) south of Tokyo, Japan. Maximum sustained winds are 55 knots (100 km/h; 65 mph), gusting to 80 knots (150 km/h; 90 mph). Minimum central pressure is 975 mbar (hPa; 28.79 InHg), and the system is moving north-northeast slowly.

Talas is a large storm. It is anticipated to gradually drift north and intensify into a typhoon. The area of 30kt winds or more ranges upto 600 km (370 mi) from the center and the area of 50kt winds or more ranges upto 190 km (120 mi) from the center.

JTWC’s forecast track shows Talas possibly curving east of Tokyo, which will likely endure Talas’ outer rain and wind bands come Thursday and Friday.

Tropical Storm Talas (15W) Heading North Towards Japan

August 27th, 2011 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Talas (15W) - August 27th, 2011

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Track of TS 15W - August 27th, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 15W

Tropical Storm Talas (15W), located approximately 760 nautical miles south of Tokyo, Japan, has tracked northward at 02 knots over the past six hours. Maximum significant wave height is 28 feet.

The system has been moving due north and is forecast to pass 118 miles west of Iwo Jima as a severe tropical storm, with 69-mph sustained winds and 86-mph gusts at its center.

JTWC’s forecast track shows Talas possibly curving east of Tokyo, which will likely endure Talas’ outer rain and wind bands come Thursday and Friday.

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