Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Typhoon Update

 This alert came out yesterday. MIssionary Couples tell us it will sweep by north of the Island but they will see alot of Rain and Winds. BElow is the updat sent out by the mission president....


TS Haiyan is expected to continue moving slightly westerly during the the next 24 hours...with a west-northwest turn through 48 hours. On the forecast track, the core of TS Haiyan will passing just to the south of Yap State on Wednesday evening.

TS Haiyan will gradually intensify within the next 24 to 48 hours as the system moves over the warm open waters of the Western Pacific Ocean...and could become a well-developed Typhoon on Tuesday. Advance Intensity Forecast (AIF) shows its 1-minute maximum sustained winds increasing to almost 200 km/hr on Wednesday afternoon.

The following is the summary of the 2-day forecast outlook and an extended 3-day forecast on this system:

TUESDAY EVENING: Strengthens into a Typhoon (Category 1) as it heads for Yap State...about 665 km east-southeast of Colonia, Yap [8PM NOV 05: 7.2N 143.7E @ 130kph].
WEDNESDAY EVENING: Becomes a Category 3 Typhoon as it passes to the south of Yap State...about 105 km south-southwest of Colonia, Yap [2PM NOV 06: 8.6N 137.8E @ 195kph].
THURSDAY EVENING: Moving across the Philippine Sea as a Category 4 Typhoon as it dangerously approaches Eastern Visayas...about 670 km east-southeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, PH [8PM NOV 07: 10.3N 131.4E @ 215kph].

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