Typhoon Prapiroon and New Tropical Cyclone Update October 14, 2012

Here is our latest update on Typhoon Prapiroon (Bagyong Nina) and a new Tropical Cyclone in the Western Pacific.

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Typhoon Prapiroon continues to move across the Philippine Sea. There has been somewhat of a significant change in the overall consensus. Most models and agencies now agree on a short-term movement to the northwest which may put Prapiroon near to Okinawa than previously thought. For now, the system is forecast to pass between the Okinawa and Daito Islands by Tuesday or Wednesday. It will likely maintain its typhoon strength throughout the next few days and will be a threat across the Ryukyu Islands.

IR Image from NOAA showing the locations of both systems and their project movement:

Meanwhile, Tropical Depression 23W has formed west of the Marianas Islands. This system is currently bringing scattered showers in the region. TD 23W is forecast to become a Tropical Storm in the next 24 hours and will be turning to the north by tomorrow as well. By Tuesday, the system is forecast to pass close to Iwo To and the rest of the Ogasawara Islands.

-WxCaster PAT

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