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#1390402 - 15/10/2016 20:33 Re: 2016 Typhoon Season [Re: Popeye]
Orebound Offline
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Registered: 17/12/2009
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Loc: Port Hedland WA / Darwin NT
Originally Posted By: Popeye
Seems likely the Philippines will get hammered a couple of times in the next week. Double Typhoon one after the other. The First seems to continue on into Vietnam and the second onto mainland China. Interesting times ahead.


Yes mate it's shaping up to be a very interesting week.

As you know we are currently on location in Baler covering Typhoon Sarika alongside James Reynolds but we are all keeping a very close eye on the development of TS Haina further to east with most of the intensity modelling depicting an extremely violent typhoon approach northern Luzon and the Batanes later in the week.

In the short term however we have an intensifying Typhoon Sarika approaching quite quickly now and expected to cross the coast somewhere in the vicinity of here in the next 8hrs or so. Conditions currently almost perfectly calm with light rain.
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#1390465 - 16/10/2016 20:02 Re: 2016 Typhoon Season [Re: Steven]
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Loc: Cable Beach - Broome WA
Gee Orebound. If you stayed in Baler you would have probably seen the eye. Good luck mate hope you are safe. Look forward to the report. CAT 4 in the end. Next one looks likely to go the whole way. Two typhoons in 4 days. Go hard!!
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#1390479 - 16/10/2016 22:40 Re: 2016 Typhoon Season [Re: Steven]
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Loc: Port Hedland WA / Darwin NT
Yeah once we decided to make the push back through the mountains from Dingalan yesterday morning we were pretty much committed to Baler and were happy to be so, the typhoon appeared to be behaving itself nicely in regards to steer so there weren't too many concerns that we weren't in the right place. Incidentally, it was almost 12 months to the day since we chased Typhoon Koppu here in Baler and James had chased one here a few years earlier so we were both pretty familiar with the lay of the land.

As for Sarika, she definitely kept us guessing there for a bit. Ended up being an extremely small area of hurricane force stuff confined much closer to the eye then IR imagery was leading us to believe. Perhaps one of the thinnest eyewall incursions either of us had encountered previously. Even when trackers had the storm located as close as 20km to our east we were experiencing only marginal gale force stuff. The hurricane force winds came hard and fast literally minutes before a brief incursion into the eye followed by a sudden shift to southerly winds which lasted perhaps 15 mins at most. All up less than 30 mins of the nasty stuff.

In regards to Haima, guidance is still a little mixed in terms of extended tracks and as such we are currently looking at several options.

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#1398550 - 24/12/2016 22:10 Re: 2016 Typhoon Season [Re: Steven]
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Registered: 30/01/2011
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Loc: Cranbrook, Townsville
The Philippines is in the firing line again with Super Typhoon Nock-ten destined to make landfall tomorrow tonight.

https://metoc.ndbc.noaa.gov/ProductFeeds-portlet/img/jtwc/products/wp3016.gif

It is very impressive how the North Western Pacific area can generate these typhoons in any month of the year while the likes of the Coral Sea basin has trouble putting together a rain squall at the height of the season.
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#1398592 - 25/12/2016 10:27 Re: 2016 Typhoon Season [Re: Steven]
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Registered: 29/06/2008
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Loc: Wide Bay..Near the beach
This is the strongest system this late in the year in 60 years or so. So it's a fairly unique storm, even for that part of the world.
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