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Tropical Storm Chanthu Makes Landfall

16.9N 109.9E

July 23rd, 2010 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Chanthu (04W) - July 17th, 2010

Tropical Storm Chanthu (04W) - July 17th, 2010

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Track of TS 04W - July 22nd, 2010 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 04W

Tropical Storm Chanthu (04W), is located approximately 45 nm
northwest of Zhanjiang, China. It has tracked northwestward at 9 knots over the past six hours.

Animated infrared satellite imagery indicates that the system has begun to weaken due to land interaction over the past 6-9 hours. This image shows the storm as it made landfall.

The low-level circulation center (LLCC) has become partially-exposed with deep convection confined to the southern semi-circle. An SSMIS image indicated curved banding wrapping from the southwest quadrant into the northeast quadrant.

TS 04W is tracking northwestward along the southwestern periphery of a deep subtropical ridge extending west into eastern China. The system is forecast to track west-northwestward through the forecast period, and to dissipate between TAU 12 and 24 just north of Vietnam. Maximum significant wave height is 12 feet.

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