Friday, August 26, 2011

TY Nanmadol (Mina) Special Update [LANDFALL]

Typhoon Nanmadol (Bagyong Mina) is now very close to northeastern Cagayan--near Cabutuan Point. It's last location was 65km southeast of Sta. Ana or about 95km east southeast of Aparri, Cagayan.

Latest Public Storm Warning Signal as of 5am from PAGASA

Signal #4: Northern Cagayan, Calayan and Babuyan Group of Islands
Signal #3: Rest of Cagayan, Isabela, Batanes Group of Islands
Signal #2: Northern Aurora, Quirino, Mt. Province, Kalinga, Apayao
Signal #1: Rest of Aurora, Nueva Vizcaya, Nueva Ecija, Benguet, La Union, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, Abra.

Latest advisory has the winds decreasing a little bit. Furthermore, latest IR image now showing the eye filling a little bit (meaning it's not well-defined) due to the continued interaction with the topography of Luzon. Typhoon force winds can be felt as far away as 60km meaning towns in and around Sta. Ana will feel the strongest of winds for the next 6 hours. Tropical storm winds extend about 150-200km away from the center so provinces in the north including Ilocos Region will also feel strong gusty winds with intermittent moderate to heavy rains.

IR image from NRLMRY showing Nanmadol's eye moving closer to Luzon; you can also see some vigorous convective activity indicating the possibility of heavy rain and thunderstorms across Northern Luzon.

These strong stormy conditions will persist throughout Northern Luzon for the next 12 hours. Nanmadol/Mina will exit land by 10am today and then move across Babuyan and Batanes Group of Islands later this afternoon.

Next update will be around 12pm today, followed by regular tropics update by 3pm this afternoon.
Issued (22 UTC) 6am PhT 082711

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