Archive | August, 2012

Tropical Storm Tembin Afternoon Update August 30, 2012

Latest Video Update on Severe Tropical Storm Tembin and a brief mention of Tropical Storm Isaac in the United States

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Tropical Storm Tembin has made landfall in South Korea earlier this morning and is moving into the Sea of Japan.  It has weakened from a Severe Tropical Storm and is currently located roughly 180km southwest of Seoul. It is moving north northeastward at 45kph.

Radar from KMA

Latest radar from South Korea showing widespread rains continue to impact the region. Many stations have recorded 50 to 100mm of rain since Tembin made landfall this morning; some stations have actually recorded 160mm of rain. Unfortunately, another 50 to 100mm of rain could fall tonight especially along the western sections of North Korea.

Aside from the rains, winds of 60 to 100kph have been reported this morning but have since weakened. Right now, Seoul is reporting winds of around 40kph. As Tembin moves rapidly northeastward, conditions in the region should begin to improve tonight and into tomorrow.

Tembin is forecast to move into the Sea of Japan and could transition into an extra-tropical cyclone tomorrow (Friday).

For the latest radar images, warnings, and forecasts for South Korea, please head to Korean Meteorological Administration; their website can be accessed by clicking HERE

Stay safe!

-WxCaster PAT

Tropical Storm Tembin Afternoon Update August 29, 2012

Latest Video Update on Severe Tropical Storm Tembin and Bolaven.

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Bolaven has now transitioned into an extra-tropical cyclone over Northeastern China. It moved across the Korean Peninsula yesterday and has killed at least 11 people in South Korea. North Korea reported farmlands being destroyed along with minor damage to some structures. Bolaven is now moving into Russia and should be that much of a threat.

Tropical Storm Tembin, on the other hand, is moving east of Shanghai and could make landfall in South Korea tomorrow afternoon (Thursday); dealing a second blow to an already reeling region. Heavy rains and strong winds, along with rough seas, could start later tonight and will get worse throughout tomorrow. There could be as much as 100 to 200mm of additional rains along with gusty winds even into Seoul as the system is forecast to pass south of the city tomorrow evening.

Radar from KMA

Latest radar image from South Korea starting to pick up rains associated with Tembin. Unfortunately, stormy conditions could last for 12 to even 24 hours here with the peak occurring tomorrow afternoon. This may be a Tropical Storm and weaker than Bolaven but please don’t take this storm lightly.

Finally, we have a brief update on Isaac which is now a hurricane and is about to make landfall in Louisiana near New Orleans. Heavy rains, storm surge, and strong winds will continue impacting the Gulf Coast for at least another 12 to even 24 hours. Please continue monitoring updates here via the National Hurricane Center, The Weather Channel, and also through our affiliate 28storms.com

Remember, we are NOT an official forecasting agency. If you are in South Korea, please consult the Korean Meteorological Administration for the last radar images, warnings, and forecasts. KMA Website can be reached HERE

Stay safe!

-WxCaster PAT

Typhoon Tembin and Bolaven Afternoon Update August 28, 2012

Latest Video Update on Typhoon Tembin (Bagyong Igme) and Typhoon Bolaven (Bagyong Julian). This is a long video update so if you are only interested in one storm, our update for Tembin begins at 1:05 while our update for Bolaven begins at 6:02 Also a brief update on Tropical Storm Isaac in the United States at around 11:40

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Tembin is now moving east of Taiwan and much of the heavy rains have moved offshore. It is forecast to begin weakening to a Tropical Storm tomorrow as it heads north. It will likely move within 250km east of Shanghai by Thursday morning and could eventually make landfall in North Korea by Friday morning.

Radar from CWB

Radar from Taiwan showing the bulk of rains are now offshore although there could still be rain showers from time to time, especially across the northeastern part of the island. In addition, winds of 60 to 80kph continue to be reported across Eastern Taiwan and even into the Miyako Islands of Japan (Sakishima). For the latest updates from Taiwan, please click HERE (CWB), for Japan click HERE (JMA)

Meanwhile, Typhoon Bolaven is now about to make landfall in North Korea (located WEST of Seoul) and is also starting to lose tropical characteristics. Heavy rains have paralyzed air traffic and has also caused more than 200,000 outages across South Korea. Unfortunately, the threat of heavy rains will continue for North Korea tonight and into tomorrow, with the possibility of 200mm of rain or more.

Radar from KMA

Latest radar from South Korea showing bands of heavy rain quickly moving towards North Korea. Rains from this morning ranged from 100 to 200mm with the heaviest reported across Western coast of South Korea. Weather conditions here will start to improve tonight but won’t end for North Korea until tomorrow. For the latest radar image, warnings, and forecasts from South Korea, click HERE (KMA)

Finally, we have a brief update on Tropical Storm Isaac which could make landfall in New Orleans, LA in the next 24 hours. It is still forecast to become a hurricane before landfall and is bringing the threat of heavy rains along with storm surge.

Please keep it here for the latest updates on this systems and the weather for the rest of the Western Pacific. Stay safe!

-WxCaster PAT