Archive | September 25, 2012

Typhoon Jelawat (Bagyong Lawin) Afternoon Update September 25, 2012

Here is our latest Video Update on Super Typhoon Jelawat (Bagyong Lawin) east of Luzon and also on Tropical Storm Ewiniar near Iwo To. Update on Jelawat starts at the beginning while our update on Tropical Storm Ewiniar begins at around the 9:05 mark. Again, thank you for watching our lengthy yet in-depth video update!

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Typhoon Jelawat has managed to intensify into a Category 5 Super Typhoon last night as it successfully completed an eyewall replacement cycle. The system has leveled off now and satellite analysis suggest that another eyewall replacement cycle may be starting! Jelawat is forecast to turn northwestward and could move near the coast of Cagayan by Thursday. It is also forecast to maintain that intensity for at least another 2 days before slowly weakening. There are still large differences in the forecast tracks but the consensus is taking Jelawat just east of Taiwan by Friday and perhaps near Okinawa by Saturday as a Category 2 Typhoon.

Close-up view of Jelawat’s eye courtesy of the MODIS Satellite (Taken from NRLMRY)

For our report on the Tornado in Quezon City please click on the link below:

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Ewiniar continues to battle strong westerly wind shear as it nears the Ogasawara Islands. The storm is forecast to move northward and then turn northeastward sparing Honshu. JMA is actually forecasting this system to become a Typhoon by Friday but again, it is expected to be too far to directly impact Tokyo and the nearby areas.

Continue to check back here for the latest updates on both Jelawat and Ewiniar with video updates from Meteorologist Robert Speta as well as on the latest weather headlines in the Western Pacific. As always though, we also urge you to continue checking your country’s official weather bureau whether it be PAGASA, the Central Weather Bureau in Taiwan, or the Japan Meteorological Agency. Stay safe!

-WxCaster PAT