Friday, August 26, 2011

TY Nanmadol (Mina) Update #15 [LANDFALL]

Typhoon Nanmadol (Bagyong Mina) is now moving across the town of Sta. Ana in the northeastern part of Cagayan. Nanmadol/Mina made landfall about 2 hours ago near the town of Gonzaga. Maximum sustained winds have decreased now due to interaction with land. Estimates now at 200kph gusting to 250kph--Nanmadol is now a Category 3 typhoon on the Saffir-Simpson Scale. The typhoon continues to move VERY SLOWLY at 5-10kph.

As of 11am here are the Public Storm Warning Signals issued by PAGASA:

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

We do expect Nanmadol to exit land by 12pm today. However, due to the very slow movement of the storm, typhoon force winds will continue for Cagayan, Isabela, and Calayan/Babuyan (and other areas under Signal #3-4) for the next 12 hours. Tropical Storm winds extend as far away as 150km away and those areas will expect stormy conditions for another 12-24 hours as well.

More discussion on the short term and medium term forecast coming up at 3pm today.
Issued (03 UTC) 11am PhT 082711

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