12.21.2019

Typhoon PHANFONE (URSULA) To Impact Philippines Christmas Eve

Typhoon PHANFONE (URSULA) To Impact Philippines Christmas Eve



Update December 25, 2019 04:30  



Phanfone has strengthened upon landfall in Samar. The storm now has sustained winds of 90 knots. Power has been out here for about an hour and the wind is roaring.

Update December 24, 2019 11:00  


U.S. Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center
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It's official. Phanfone is now a category 1 typhoon with max sustained winds of 70 knots. Phanfone is predicted to traverse the Philippines maintaining category 1 typhoon strength.

Update December 23, 2019 18:00  


U.S. Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center
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Phanfone, now designated as a tropical storm, is predicted to make landfall in southern Samar around 2 PM on December 24 with maximum sustained winds of about 60 knots.

Update December 22, 2019 06:30  



U.S. Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center
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Invest 98W is now designated as Tropical Depression 30 and is predicted to cross through central Philippines during the early morning hours of 24 December at category 1 strength.



Another Possible December Typhoon For Philippines (Invest 98W)


U.S. Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center
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Tropical disturbance Invest 98W may develop into a cyclone with the potential to affect the Philippine islands.

Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert issued by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center:
FORMATION OF A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE IS POSSIBLE WITHIN160 NM EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 4.9N 143.2E TO 7.4N 137.6EWITHIN THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS. AVAILABLE DATA DOES NOT JUSTIFYISSUANCE OF NUMBERED TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNINGS AT THIS TIME.WINDS IN THE AREA ARE ESTIMATED TO BE 18 TO 23 KNOTS. METSATIMAGERY AT 210000Z INDICATES THAT A CIRCULATION CENTER IS LOCATEDNEAR 4.9N 142.7E. THE SYSTEM IS MOVING WESTWARD AT 11 KNOTS.
Presently, it is hazy and mostly cloudy with sporadic rainfall in the Western Visayas. 

We will definitely be keeping an eye on Invest 98W.


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