Thursday, May 7, 2009

Weather Dissemination for Bacolod City



As of 12:00 PM PST (04:00 GMT) Thu 07 May 2009

Source: JTWC WARNING #015 (US Navy/Air Force) / T2K XTRAPOLATION

Typhoon CHAN-HOM (EMONG) gathering strength as it dangerously accelerates closer to Pangasinan-La Union Area. Pangasinan and La Union including the cities of Dagupan and San Fernando must be on full alert as it remains under serious threat from this system.

Forecast Outlook: CHAN-HOM is expected to continue moving on a generally ENE to NE track for the next 2 days, may still intensify prior to landfall. The 2-day Short-Range Forecast now shows CHAN-HOM passing over Lingayen Gulf tonight and shall make landfall over La Union between 1-3 AM tomorrow Friday May 8. It shall gradually weaken upon crossing the Cordillera Mountains Friday afternoon til Saturday and dissipate off the northeastern tip of Luzon, or in the vicinity of Northern Cagayan by Sunday morning May 10.

Time/Date: 12:00 PM PST Thu May 07 2009

Location of Center: 15.5º N Lat 118.3º E Lon

Distance 1: 220 km (120 nm) WSW of Dagupan City

MaxWinds (1-min avg): 145 kph (78 kts) near the center

Peak Wind Gusts: 170 kph (93 kts)

Saffir-Simpson Scale: Category 1

Coastal Storm Surge Height: 4-5 feet [1.2-1.7 m]

Central Pressure: 965 millibars (hPa)

Recent Movement: ENE @ 22 kph (12 kts)

General Direction: Pangasinan-La Union AreaSize (in Diameter): 665 km (360 nm) / Avg/LargeMax Sea Wave Height (near center): 19 ft (5.7 m)
Areas with Public Storm Signals (PAGASA)
Signal No. 1:Western Pangasinan, La Union, Ilocos Sur
Signal No. 2: Zambales, Tarlac, Rest of Pangasinan, Benguet, Ifugao, Mt.Province, Kalinga Apayao, Abra, Ilocos Norte
Signal No. 3: Metro Manila, Batangas, Laguna, Rizal, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Lubang Island, Calamian Group of Islands, Cavite, Pampanga, Bataan, Bulacan, Northern Quezon, Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Viscaya, Quirino, Isabela, Cagayan, Babuyan Island, Batanes Group of Islands

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