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Aug
07
2017

Tropical Cyclone Activity Report – Pacific Ocean / Indian Ocean / Arabian Sea

Tropical Cyclone 07W (Noru) is located about 100 NM west-southwest of Camp Fuji, Japan

PDC Disaster Alert, displaying PDC Active Hazards, 3-hour precipitation accumulations,Tropical Cyclone segments, positions, wind radii, for Tropical Cyclone Noru

Tropical Cyclone 07W (Noru) has now weakened into a tropical depression…and will continue moving through the Japanese Islands

Typhoon Noru was equivalent in strength to a Category 1 hurricane, as its center crossed land over Wakayama Prefecture, south of Osaka, about 3 p.m. local time Monday.

Weakening tropical Depression Noru is bringing heavy rain and gusty winds to central Japan.

Noru is expected to continue to weaken as it moves toward the east-northeast over Honshu through Tuesday…before drifting offshore Wednesday.

The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued warnings and advisories in much of Japan for various impacts including heavy rain, flooding, landslides and high surf.

As of Monday afternoon, local time, more than 25.00 inches of rain fell in 72 hours in Naze, Japan, on Amami Oshima. In eastern Shikoku, the town of Tokushima measured over 13.00 inches of rain in just 24 hours through Monday afternoon.

A wind gust of 89 mph was recorded at Cape Muroto, on Shikoku, with sustained winds near 79 mph.

Here’s the Forecast Rainfall graphic covering Japan and South Korea.

Here’s a satellite image of this TD…along with what the computer models are showing

Here’s a looping satellite image

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center indicates that satellite imagery shows that Noru is still circulating, although with a weakening convective structure. Environmental analysis indicates the system has only a weak equatorward outflow channel, is in an area of low 5-10 knot wind shear…and is tracking into the Japanese Alps.

The JTWC track forecast has the system passing north of Tokyo, and then exiting into the Pacific Ocean after 24 hours. TS Noru will rapidly weaken over the next 12 hours, due to continued interaction with the rugged terrain of central Japan.

Maximum sustained winds as of the JTWC Warning #73 were 30 knots with gusts of 40 knots

 

Eastern North Pacific

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

Central North Pacific

There are no current tropical cyclones

Western North Pacific

Tropical cyclone 07W (Noru)

JTWC textual forecast advisory
JTWC graphical track map
NOAA satellite image

South Pacific

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

North Indian Ocean

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

South Indian Ocean

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

North Arabian Sea

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

 

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