Archive | July 18, 2013

Tropical Storm Cimaron Early Evening Update

Tropical Storm Cimaron (Formerly Isang) is now about to make landfall in the province of Fujian. The storm was last located approximately 60km south of Xiamen or about 370km southwest of Taipei. Latest JMA Warning puts the maximum sustained winds at 75kph with gusts of up to 110kph. TS Cimaron is moving north northwestward at 20kph.

Radar Image from CMA

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Latest radar image out of Fujian Province shows the center of Cimaron pushing northward and nearing landfall. Light to moderate rains are already being reported along the coast, including Xiamen. As much as 100 to even 150mm of rain could be possible through tonight and into tomorrow. For the latest radar image and forecasts from China, please click HERE (CMA Official Website).

Tropical Storm Cimaron should make landfall within the vicinity of Xiamen later tonight. Strong winds and heavy rains should be expected especially near the center of the storm. Upon landfall, Cimaron should weaken rapidly and could completely dissipate by tomorrow.

-WxCaster PAT

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