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Tropical Storm Rumbia (06W) Tracking West-northwestward – June 29th, 2013

9.7N 128.9E

June 29th, 2013 Category: Image of the day, Tropical Storms AVHRRMetOp

Tropical Storm Rumbia (06W) – June 29th, 2013

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Track of Tropical Storm Rumbia (06W) - June 29th, 2013 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TC 06W

Tropical Storm Rumbia (06W), located approximately 301 nm east-southeastward of Manila, Philippines, has tracked west-northwestward at 11 knots over the past six hours. Maximum significant wave height is 10 feet.

Fires East of James Bay, Canada

51.8N 78.1W

June 29th, 2013 Category: Fires MODISAqua

Canada – June 28th, 2013

Several large fires burning in the Canadian province of Quebec, east of James Bay, the southernmost reaches of the Hudson Bay, release thick white smoke. The plumes of smoke from the fires nearest the bay blow westward, while those further east blow to the northwest. The smoke from those clustered near the shores of the bay release thick smoke that fans out as it cross the shoreline, obscuring the rich brown sediments coloring the waters below.

Tropical Storm Gorio/Rumbia (06W) Forms Near Philippines

9.8N 129.0E

June 29th, 2013 Category: Tropical Storms MODISTerra

Tropical Storm Rumbia (06W) – June 28th, 2013

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Track of Tropical Storm Rumbia (06W) - June 29th, 2013 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TC 06W

In late-June, an area of disturbed weather persisted to the east of the Philippines, accompanied by a low-pressure area. At 1200 UTC on June 26, the system was designed as Invest 99W by the JTWC. Initially tracking southward, the invest-disturbance moved east and then recurved to the west, steadily gaining in organization and intensity.

At 0300 UTC on June 27, the disturbance, situated 520 km (325 mi) east of Surigao, Philippines, became sufficiently organized to be classified as a tropical depression by the PAGASA, and as such the system was given the name Gorio by the same agency. The same day, the system was also classified as a tropical depression by the JMA. Tracking to the northwest under the influence of a subtropical ridge to the northeast, the depression gradually organized, despite being situated in an area of low to moderate wind shear.

At 1200 UTC the following day, the JMA upgraded the depression to tropical storm intensity, naming it Rumbia (06w); the PAGASA upgraded the system three hours later. In Butuan, Philippines, heavy rainfall generated from the nearby storm caused the suspension of elementary and high schools; the floods also submerged rice fields in Buenavista, Agusan del Norte.

Fires Near Mouth of Nelson River, Canada

57.7N 93.9W

June 28th, 2013 Category: Fires, Rivers MODISTerra

Canada – June 28th, 2013

Plumes of smoke from several fires near the Hudson Bay, in the province of Manitoba, Canada, waft towards the southwest, away from the bay. In the bay itself, ice can be seen melting as summer begins, while sediments from the Nelson River enter in the lower right quadrant.

Fire in Gila National Forest, New Mexico, USA – June 28th, 2013

33.6N 108.6W

June 28th, 2013 Category: Fires, Image of the day MODISTerra

USA – June 27th, 2013

Smoke from a large fire in the Gila National Forest, in New Mexico, west of the Rio Grande (running parallel to the right edge), can be seen fanning out over a great area as it blows westward. The Gila National Forest covers approximately 2,710,659 acres (1,100,000 ha) of public land. Terrain ranges from rugged mountains and deep canyons to semi-desert. Due to the extremely rugged terrain, the area is largely unspoiled.

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