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Typhoon Nanmadol (14W) Downgraded to Tropical Storm After Landfall Over Philippines, Taiwan

17.3N 119.5E

August 29th, 2011 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Nanmadol (14W) - August 29th, 2011

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Track of TS 14W - August 29th, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 14W

Tropical Storm Nanmadol (14W), located approximately 140 nautical miles southwest of Taipei, Taiwan, has tracked northwestward at 05 knots over the past six hours. Maximum significant wave height is 23 feet.

Nanmadol intensified rapidly and became a typhoon on August 24th. It continued to drift north east and made landfall over Gonzaga, Cagayan, Philippines with strong winds of over 95 knots (176 km/h; 109 mph). On August 27, five people died after Nanmadol caused landslides. At least two Filipino fishermen were reported to be missing after Nanmadol’s strong winds whipped up large waves.

Nanmadol weakened significantly after interacting with land and early on August 28, the JMA downgraded Nanmadol to a severe tropical storm. Late on August 28, Nanmadol made landfall over Dawu, Taitung, Taiwan, before the JTWC downgraded it to a tropical storm.

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