Friday, September 30, 2011

Super Typhoon Nalgae (Quiel) Update #8 (LANDFALL)

Nalgae (Quiel) has intensified into Super Typhoon Statues with maximum sustained winds of around 240kph gusting to 295kph. It has made landfall along the coast of Southern Isabela, approximately 50km southeast of Ilagan City. It is currently moving westward at 25kph.

You can see in this IR Image that the center of the storm is now moving quickly over Isabela, near Dinapigue. It still has very strong convective activity and it does look like the eyewall is still intact. Nalgae should start to weaken now that it is interacting with the mountainous terrain of Northern Luzon.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Forecast timeline remains the same although there could be 10 to 20km discrepancies depending on the path and speed of Nalgae. Typhoon force winds extend up to 60km wide with the strongest of winds (more than 210kph) extend to about 15km away from the center.
Issued (02 UTC) 10am PhT 100111

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