Friday, August 10, 2012

Tropical Storm Kirogi Update #6 (FINAL)

Tropical Storm Kirogi is quickly transitioning into an extra-tropical cyclone. The system is currently crossing the Kuril Islands and will move into the Sea of Okhotsk. Maximum sustained winds are at 75kph with gusts of up to 95kph.Kirogi is moving north northwestward at 40kph.

Radar from JMA

Latest radar from Hokkaido shows the circulation of Kirogi has moved quickly to the north. Still, some light to moderate rains are impacting the island and could bring around 50mm to even 100mm of rain. Winds in the region are light and the weather here should gradually improve tomorrow. For more radar images and forecasts from Japan, please click HERE (JMA Website)

IR Image from NRLMRY

Satellte images show Kirogi is maintaining a pretty organized core although the system is starting to get sheared as it starts to interact with strong upper-level winds. Kirogi is expected to complete extra-tropical transition tomorrow. This will be the final update on Kirogi.

Read our latest Tropical Update for the latest info on the weather across the Western Pacific.
Issued (09 UTC) 5pm PhT 081012

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