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Hundreds Dead and Missing in Philippines Due to Typhoon Bopha (26W)

12.7N 116.2E

December 10th, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Typhoon Bopha (26W) – December 8th, 2012

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Typhoon Bopha (26W) - December 8th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TY 26W

This image shows Typhoon Bopha (TY 26W) as it passed over the Philippines and weakened to a Tropical Depression. On the day this image was captured, nearly 600 fatalities had been confirmed, and hundreds were still missing as the storm made a U-turn and threatened the country’s northwest.

The following day, Bopha weakened into a Low Pressure Area as it passed over the northern part of the Philippines. The tail end of a cold front contributed to the dissipation of the storm. Currently, 548 people are confirmed dead and 827 are missing.

Tropical Storm Vicente (09W) South-Southeast of Hong Kong

18.3N 114.6E

July 23rd, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Vicente (09W) – July 23rd, 2012

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Track of TS09W - July 23rd, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS09W

After passing over the Philippines (click here for previous images),  Tropical Storm Vicente (09W), is now located approximately 150 nm south-southeast of Hong Kong. The system has tracked north-northwestward at 06 knots over the past six hours. Maximum significant wave height is 19 feet.