CURRENT TROPICAL CYCLONES
Tropical Cyclone 12E (Linda)…is located about 910 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii
Tropical Cyclone 16W…is located about 482 miles south-southeast of Kadena AB
Tropical Cyclone 12E (Linda)
LINDA BARELY A TROPICAL CYCLONE AS IT CROSSES INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC
Here’s what the computer models are showing for Linda
According to the CPHC Advisory 40…Linda is moving toward the west near 17 mph (28 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue for the next few days.
Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Additional weakening is forecast, and Linda is expected to become post-tropical tonight.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center.
Tropical Cyclone 16W
Sustained 30 knot winds…with gusts to 40 knots (as of Warning Number 31)
According to the JTWC…satellite imagery shows that deep convection began developing once more over the low level circulation center, and has persisted. Cloud top temperatures have cooled significantly, and high resolution imagery depicts the development of some overshooting tops, indicating the system is undergoing intensification.
TD 16W will continue to track northwest through 48 hours, then turn north by 72 hours, then accelerate north-northeastward through the remainder of the forecast. As the upper-level anti-cyclone aloft tracks along with the circulation, providing a source of weak radial outflow aloft and relatively low wind shear, the system is forecast to steadily intensify…peaking at 40 knots by 48 hours.
The sharp trough currently near the Ryukus is not expected to move much further to the south or east but the strong northeasterly flow behind it will serve as a wall upon which TD 16W will ultimately meet its demise. Between 48 and 72 hours, TD 16W will move under these strong northeasterly winds aloft, experience dramatically increased wind shear and convergence aloft, leading to fairly rapid dissipation no later than 96 hours.
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