Sunday, September 28, 2014

Tropical Storm Kanmuri Update #4 (FINAL)

Issued (00 UTC) 8am PhT 092914

Tropical Storm Kanmuri continues to move quickly across the North Pacific today, away from Japan. The system was last located approximately 720km southeast of Tokyo. Maximum sustained winds are at 85kph with gusts of up to 110kph. TS Kanmuri is moving northeastward at 25kph.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Latest satellite image shows weakening convection, especially across the western and southern portions. However, the low-level circulation remains intact and satellite analysis reveals winds well within tropical storm strength still exist. Kanmuri is currently undergoing extra-tropical transition which it should complete very soon.

Tropical Storm Kanmuri will continue moving quickly northeastward across the North Pacific. It should become a mid-latitude cyclone in the next 24 hours and no longer a threat to land.

This will be the final update for Kanmuri. We are monitoring a newly-developed Tropical Depression (18W) which may impact Guam and the Mariana Islands in the coming days. We'll have a full update on this said system later today.

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