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Tropical Storm Bavi (23W)

October 20th, 2008 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Bavi (23W) - October 20th, 2008

Tropical Storm Bavi (23W) - October 20th, 2008

Tropical Storm Bavi (23W) - enhanced image

Tropical Storm Bavi (23W) - enhanced image

According to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, as of 8:00P.M. UTC on October 19th, 2008, Tropical Storm Bavi (23W) was located about 1102km (685mi) northeast of Chichi Jima, Japan (an island within the political boundaries of the city of Tokyo) moving north-northeast at about 48km/h (30mph) with a maximum significant wave height at 3.66m (12ft).

In the image on the left, as the storm moves away from Japan, we can see a small patch of green, partially obscured by clouds, which is the northeast tip of Hokkaido Island.

The storm is expected to strengthen slightly while accelerating towards the Northeast and completing extratropical transition with 12 hours. The JTWC has said that they will issue no further warnings regarding this storm, though the system will be closely monitored for signs of regeneration.

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