Category 1 Typhoon Sanba hits Korea; 92L and 93L not a threat

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:43 PM GMT on September 17, 2012

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Typhoon Sanba battered South Korea on Sunday as a Category 1 typhoon with 90 mph winds. Sanba brought sustained winds of 46 mph, gusting to 69 mph, to Busan, South Korea, and heavy rains of 8.82" (212 mm) fell in 12 hours at Jeju, an island just south of the South Korean coast. Sanba is being blamed for two deaths and widespread power outages in South Korea and Southern Japan. Sanba has weakened to a tropical storm, and is lashing the North Korea and neighboring regions of China and Russia with heavy rains today. There are concerns that Sanba's rains will aggravate the food situation in North Korea, where two-thirds of the country's 24 million people are dealing with chronic food shortages. In August, Typhoon Bolaven flooded 127,500 acres of farmland in North Korea, and killed 59 in the country. Sanba pounded Okinawa, Japan early Sunday morning local time as a Category 3 storm with 120 mph winds, flooding 370 homes, mostly on the northern end of the island. Oku, on the northern tip of the island, experienced a gust of 124 mph (55.3 m/s), and 7 inches of rain fell on the island. Sanba became a Category 5 Super Typhoon with 175 mph winds for an 18-hour period ending at 12 UTC Friday, September 14, making it Earth's only Category 5 tropical cyclone so far in 2012.


Figure 1. Huge waves pound Yeosu City, South Korea, on September 17, 2012, as Category 1 Typhoon Sanba makes landfall. AP photo.


Figure 2. Radar image of Typhoon Sanba at landfall in South Korea at 9:50 am local time Monday September 17, 2012. Image credit: Korean Meteorological Agency.

Invest 92L in the Lesser Antilles
A tropical wave (Invest 92L) bringing a few heavy rain showers to the Lesser Antilles Islands is moving west at 15 mph. The wave is under a moderate 10 knots of wind shear, and has only a small amount of heavy thunderstorm activity, due to a large area of dry air surrounding the system. The amount of heavy thunderstorm activity has increased some this morning, though. The latest SHIPS model forecast predicts shear will be light to moderate, 5 - 20 knots, through Wednesday, which will favor development. However, the atmosphere over the Caribbean is unusually dry and stable, and this will make it difficult for 92L to organize quickly. 92L will bring heavy rain showers to the Dominican Republic on Wednesday, Jamaica, Haiti, and eastern Cuba on Thursday, the Cayman Islands and Central Cuba on Friday, and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, Honduras, and Western Cuba on Saturday. None of the reliable models develop the system. In their 8 am EDT Tropical Weather Outlook, NHC gave the wave a 0% of developing into a tropical depression by Wednesday morning, but these odds will probably rise as 92L reaches the Central Caribbean on Wednesday.


Figure 3. Morning satellite image of Invest 92L.

Invest 93L in the Gulf of Mexico no threat
An area of low pressure in the Northern Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast (Invest 93L) is bringing heavy rains to the coast, but is moving inland, and development into a tropical depression will not occur.

Nadine may be around another week
Long-lived Tropical Storm Nadine has already been around a week, and may stick around at least another week, as it heads east-northeastward on a track that will bring the storm close to the Azores Islands on Wednesday and Thursday. Steering currents for Nadine are expected to collapse by Wednesday, and the storm will move slowly and erratically for many days in the Central Atlantic late this week and early next week. On Friday, Nadine will become tangled up with an upper-level low pressure system, and the storm may partially or fully convert to an extratropical storm. By this weekend, Nadine is expected to drift southwestward, and could become fully tropical again.


Figure 4. Hurricane Nadine as seen by the MODIS instrument on NASA's Terra satellite at 9:45 am EDT Sunday September 16, 2012. At the time, Nadine was at peak strength--a Category 1 hurricane with 80 mph winds. Image credit: NASA.

Jeff Masters

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It look like things are starting to pop off..stay safe out there!
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CV storm is building at 360 hrs
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Quoting washingtonian115:
Notice the S.W caribbean.What time frame is this?.

And I still can't take the name Funso serious..

Yeah I see a little something there, 348 hours.
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MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 1952
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0514 PM CDT MON SEP 17 2012

AREAS AFFECTED...SRN GA...FAR SERN AL...ERN FL PANHANDLE

CONCERNING...SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH POSSIBLE

VALID 172214Z - 180015Z

PROBABILITY OF WATCH ISSUANCE...40 PERCENT

SUMMARY...A LOW-END TORNADO AND ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND THREAT MAY
DEVELOP E/NEWD THROUGH THE EVENING.

DISCUSSION...ARC OF SEMI-ORGANIZED DEEP CONVECTION CENTERED FROM
DALE COUNTY AL TO BAY COUNTY FL SHOULD EVOLVE E/NEWD THIS EVENING
WITHIN AN AIR MASS CHARACTERIZED BY PW VALUES AROUND 2 INCHES.
ALTHOUGH MODEL GUIDANCE IS FAIRLY CONSISTENT THAT THE GREATER
INCREASE IN LOW-LEVEL SLYS WILL LARGELY REMAIN N OF THIS
ACTIVITY...A MODEST INCREASE IN LOW-LEVEL SHEAR SHOULD YIELD 0-1 KM
SRH AROUND 150 M2/S2. GIVEN THE RATHER SATURATED AIR MASS...THIS MAY
BE SUFFICIENT FOR A LOW-END TORNADO THREAT WHICH MOST LIKELY WOULD
BE BRIEF AND WEAK...ALONG WITH A RISK FOR ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND.

..GRAMS/CORFIDI.. 09/17/2012


ATTN...WFO...JAX...FFC...TAE...BMX...

LAT...LON 30988584 32118543 32578468 32668329 32448279 31808247
31308265 30158373 30088478 30418582 30988584
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A tornado watch has been issued for portions of GA, NC, SC, and TN. The full watch will be available shortly, I'll post it here.
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Quoting wxchaser97:
GFS keeps the cv season alive with another storm and something off the east coast.
Notice the S.W caribbean.What time frame is this?.

And I still can't take the name Funso serious..
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GFS keeps the cv season alive with another storm and something off the east coast.
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Despite it becoming a Category 5 hurricane, the only one of the year so far, Sanba will not finish with the globe's highest ACE to date as the final warning has been issued by the JTWC. It will finish behind both Tembin and Bolaven from its own basin as well as Funso and Giovanna from the Southern Hemisphere, with Funso having the globe's highest ACE this year so far.
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371. flsky
Quoting BahaHurican:
BTW, I finally decided to try Firefox. Now I will get to see what the excitement is all about...


First thing to do is get rid of the ads. Easy to do with Firefox.
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Quoting BahaHurican:
Nadine must be going for one of those "longest continuous storm days" awards.... lol.... anybody got an update on her ACE?

She's hanging in there in fourth spot, and should make it into third if she doesn't go weak non-tropical by tomorrow:


1 MICHAEL 16.4975
2 LESLIE 14.7500
3 ISAAC 9.4425
4 NADINE 8.8150
5 GORDON 8.1900
6 ERNESTO 7.6625
7 KIRK 7.5100
8 CHRIS 2.7675
9 DEBBY 2.4450
10 BERYL 2.1600
11 FLORENCE 1.4375
12 ALBERTO 1.3750
13 HELENE 0.4050
14 JOYCE 0.2450

2012
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Quoting hydrus:
We just had 3 tornado warnings in our county from that..No mention from the SPC for tornadoes, but they did jack up the severe threat a few notches.


they increased the tornado threat for yall..at 5:43 est pm..



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Quoting wxchaser97:

You're welcome, mountains or northern Canada are just a couple.


Southern hemisphere too.
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Daaaag....

Gotta go make a run. Back later.

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366. SLU
Quoting CaribBoy:
2012 is to me A HELL OF A YEAR FOR THE EXTREME NORTHERN LEEWARDS




Link
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:
276 hours. Nadine has finally been picked up:

Look how dead the tropics are.
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Quoting Grothar:
We just had 3 tornado warnings in our county from that..No mention from the SPC for tornadoes, but they did jack up the severe threat a few notches.
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:
There's still a weird little swirl to the SSW of Lane, right at the bottom of this loop:


TA pointed it out yesterday, it has been there for a day or so. Looks interesting but I don't know what it is.
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Nadine must be going for one of those "longest continuous storm days" awards.... lol.... anybody got an update on her ACE?

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276 hours. Nadine has finally been picked up:

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Quoting wxchaser97:
Nadine still lingers at 180hrs, new cv wave, and a good trough over Canada.


I count four potential storms in that image..
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Nadine be trolling, still around at 252 hours. If that verified that would be crazy with her just sitting there.
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There's still a weird little swirl to the SSW of Lane, right at the bottom of this loop:

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Quoting Grothar:
92L working the Graveyard shift.


This one I am watching to see what happens when it gets past 70W.... lol

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Lol, she's still out there 10 days from now:

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Quoting sunlinepr:


Check this:

Link

One of the comments there:

3) On April 14, 2010 at 7:50 pm Tesseral [0] said:

I was scuba diving in Cozumel during a lighting storm about 30 years ago. I was probably down about 50-60 feet when lightning struck the water's surface above me. The bolt spread out on the surface; I didn't feel anything.

Also: Lighting and the Diver

Link


From the first link above (wiki.answers.com)..."..The sea is not like your bath tub, as the sea is much much larger than even a very big bath tub..."



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Well here comes another wave off africa.Well at least we get to have some action in the tropics.
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Quoting charlottefl:


Gotcha, I was trying to think where on Earth would be that cold this time of year, LOL.

You're welcome, mountains or northern Canada are just a couple.
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If the GFS is right we're gonna be dealing with Nadine for a looooonnng time.

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351. Grothar
10:35 PM GMT on September 17, 2012
Quoting ncstorm:


Lets play the game "Who sees the monster in that image"??


The two green eyes and the green open mouth.
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350. charlottefl
10:34 PM GMT on September 17, 2012
Quoting wxchaser97:

C, he is in Canada.


Gotcha, I was trying to think where on Earth would be that cold this time of year, LOL.
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349. wxchaser97
10:34 PM GMT on September 17, 2012
Nadine still lingers at 180hrs, new cv wave, and a good trough over Canada.
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348. ncstorm
10:34 PM GMT on September 17, 2012
Quoting washingtonian115:
Poor confused girl.She can't decide what she wants to do.Well at least she won't be annoying as Leslie...Building clouds here for sure.Something comes this way..


She got unfinished business with "B.."..(insert Bermuda)
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347. Grothar
10:33 PM GMT on September 17, 2012
92L working the Graveyard shift.


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346. ncstorm
10:32 PM GMT on September 17, 2012
174 hours..

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345. wxchaser97
10:32 PM GMT on September 17, 2012
Quoting charlottefl:


Is this in F or C?

C, he is in Canada.
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344. washingtonian115
10:31 PM GMT on September 17, 2012
Quoting ncstorm:
156 hours

Here comes Nadine

Poor confused girl.She can't decide what she wants to do.Well at least she won't be annoying as Leslie...Building clouds here for sure.Something comes this way..
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343. charlottefl
10:30 PM GMT on September 17, 2012
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
forcast for my area

Tonight A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness after midnight then periods of rain. Wind south 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 17. Tuesday Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Wind south 20 km/h becoming west 20 late in the morning. High 19. Tuesday night Periods of rain ending in the evening then partly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Amount 5 mm. Wind northwest 20 km/h. Low 7. Wednesday A mix of sun and cloud. High 16. Thursday Cloudy. Low 9. High 19. Friday Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 11. High 17. Saturday Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 10. High 16. Sunday Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 9. High 17.


Is this in F or C?
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342. Slamguitar
10:29 PM GMT on September 17, 2012
Quoting ncstorm:


the one at the top is about to eat DC..LOL..


It's feeding on our mid-Atlantic states!!! Run!
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341. ncstorm
10:28 PM GMT on September 17, 2012
156 hours

Here comes Nadine

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340. ncstorm
10:25 PM GMT on September 17, 2012
Quoting sunlinepr:
I see 2 of them.... the One on the top and the one on the bottom has one green and one red eye...


the one at the top is about to eat DC..LOL..
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339. ncstorm
10:24 PM GMT on September 17, 2012
not only is the new storm heading west..Nadine does a turn back to the west as well..WT..

144 hours
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338. sunlinepr
10:24 PM GMT on September 17, 2012
Quoting ncstorm:


Lets play the game "Who sees the monster in that image"??
I see 2 of them.... the One on the top and the one on the bottom has one green and one red eye...
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337. washingtonian115
10:24 PM GMT on September 17, 2012
Quoting ncstorm:
the GFS has it heading west and then stalls it..

132 hours


Looks like we get one more cape verde development.

Baha no.I do no most of them are vulnerable after these crazy storms this past summer.
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336. ncstorm
10:22 PM GMT on September 17, 2012
Quoting Grothar:


Lets play the game "Who sees the monster in that image"??
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335. BahaHurican
10:21 PM GMT on September 17, 2012
Quoting washingtonian115:
Getting word that power companies are all ready preparing for potential power outages tomorrow.The emergency broadcast did come on earlier(real mad because I was in the middle of watching one of my Favorite movies).I guess they're worried to.
After the last few bouts with high winds and heavy rains and power outages, I sure can't blame them.

Wonder how much upgrading these power grids need?
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334. Grothar
10:20 PM GMT on September 17, 2012
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333. washingtonian115
10:19 PM GMT on September 17, 2012
Getting word that power companies are all ready preparing for potential power outages tomorrow.The emergency broadcast did come on earlier(real mad because I was in the middle of watching one of my Favorite movies).I guess they're worried to.
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332. BahaHurican
10:19 PM GMT on September 17, 2012
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Nevermind. It was just declared.

That's looking pretty good.
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331. ncstorm
10:17 PM GMT on September 17, 2012
the GFS has it heading west and then stalls it..

132 hours


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330. TropicalAnalystwx13
10:15 PM GMT on September 17, 2012
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Not sure that any of you care at this particular moment, but just a heads up, we will likely be tracking a new super typhoon in a few days. The JTWC has not officially declared the area near 153W 13N an invest yet, but this is the precursor disturbance that should become a monster as it heads for Taiwan.


Nevermind. It was just declared.

I believe this system has a high chance for tropical development. This is not the official word from the JTWC, just to avoid confusion.



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329. SSideBrac
10:14 PM GMT on September 17, 2012
Quoting Kratje:


When scubadiving, we use a sort of pencil to write on a little plastic board. It works under water, so i expect it to work in rain and wind as well.


Chinagraph pencil - a bit like a strong wax crayon - the white and yellow look great on black background. Used to be (may still be so)a must-have for all military folks.
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