Archive | September 27, 2011

Typhoon Nesat (Pedring) , Tropical Depression 22W / 27 SEP 2011 Evening Update / 12UTC

Typhoon Nesat , Pedring moved over the Philippines today producing heavy rains and high winds. A storm surge was also seen in Manila bay as the storm passed to the North cuasing widespread coastal flooding. There has been 8 reports of deaths with numerous injuries across the region. Nesat is forecasted to make a second landfall near Hainan and Vietnam bringing more rainshowers to a region that has already taken a blow from Tropical Depressino Haitang that made landfall earlier this week.

Meanwhile Tropical Depression 22W developed and threatens to bring more rain to Luzon by next week as it tracks west along with the monsoonal flow that the other two tropical systems are following to the West.

(Storm Surge in Metro Manila)

0930 UTC September 27, 2011 Video Update

Latest video update on a very busy Western Pacific as we are currently tracking THREE systems! We have Typhoon Nesat (Pedring) now moving out of Luzon, TD Haitang beginning to dissipate over Vietnam, and a newly-formed cyclone well east of the Philippines-TD 22W.

Latest warnings from PAGASA: As of 5pm today, PAGASA has raised Signal #3 for Ilocos Sur, La Union, Benguet, and Pangasinan. Signal #2 for Ilocos Norte, Abra, Apayao, Kalinga, Mt. Province, Ifugao, Nueva Viscaya, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, and Zambales. Signal #1 for Babuyan, Cagayan including Babuyan, and Calayan group of islands, Isabela, Quirino, Aurora, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, and Metro Manila.

Latest forecast from JTWC

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-WxCaster PAT

Typhoon Nesat (Pedring) 06UTC, 15PST Update / New Tropical Depression North East of Guam

Typhoon Nesat is bringing flooding conditions across Luzon today, high winds and heavy rainfall have been reported with flooding as far south as the Metro Manila area. A landslide in Catanduas has isolated three towns near Albay where 100,000 people were evacuated over the last several days.

Manila as well is seeing severe flooding along the Bay, as shown in the Video below high waves are crashing over the break wall and submerging the area. The stock exchange and the US Embassy along the Bay have both been closed due to storm surge.

(GreatStorm Footage)

Also in the Western Pacific an area North West of Guam has developed in to a Tropical Depression (JMA) currently models are split on further development with this system and due to it being very disorganized it is hard to tell on where exactly it would go, yet at first glance it seems logical it would track west along the southern periphery of the sub-tropical ridge to the North. Yet this could change drastically as the system is still in the development phase.

04 UTC September 27, 2011 Typhoon Nesat Now Moving Over Luzon

Typhoon Nesat (Pedring) made landfall earlier this morning near Casiguran, Aurora as a Category 3 Typhoon. It is now moving over Luzon, last located approximately 220km north of Manila or about 50km east northeast of Baguio. Maximum sustained winds are around 165kph gusting to 195kph. Nesat is moving west northwestward at 20kph.

VIS from NRLMRY

As of 11am today, Signal Warning #3 from PAGASA is in effect for Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Abra, Kalinga, Mt. Province, Ifugao, Benguet, La Union, Nueva Viscaya, and Pangasinan. Signal #2 for Apayao, Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino, Nueva Ecija, Zambales, Pampanga, Tarlac, Bulacan, Bataan, and Metro Manila. Signal # is up for Babuyan, Calayan group of Islands, Northern Quezon, Polillo Island, Rizal, Laguna, Batangas, Lubang Island, and Cavite.
We are now beginning to receive multiple reports of unconfirmed casualties (one infant) and numerous people missing. Images and videos from Manila Bay also shows the storm surge that have inundated the adjacent Roxas Boulevard. (You can watch the video HERE). Rainfall reports so far range from 100 to 200mm in Bicol and Southern Tagalog Regions. Northern half of Luzon could receive as much as 300mm which could cause flooding and landslides.
Typhoon Nesat will continue moving across Luzon and should exit by early this evening. It will then continue tracking across South China Sea while regaining some intensity. Long-term forecasts still uncertain, particularly with the next landfall point. (Probability cone stretches from Hong Kong all the way to Vietnam).
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Stay safe everyone!
-WxCaster PAT