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Monday, March 22, 2010

Fwd: TSR Storm Alert - Tropical Storm TWO

The second tropical depression in teh Western Pacific has developed into a tropical storm. Tropical Storm Two has sustained winds of 40 MPH (35 kts) with wind gusts of 50 MPH.
 
This storm is headed directly towards or slightly north of the island of Yap. This storm is expected to increase in strength slightly to around 45 kts and then diminish as it heads further north.


NW Pacific: Storm Alert issued at 22 Mar, 2010 18:00 GMT
 
Tropical Storm TWO (02W) is forecast to strike land to the following likelihood(s) at the given lead time(s):
 
Yellow Alert City(s) and Town(s)
    Yap (9.5 N, 138.0 E)
        probability for TS is 65% within 12 hours

Note that
    Yellow Alert (Elevated) is CAT 1 or above to between 10% and 30% probability, or TS to above 50% probability.
    CAT 1 means Typhoon strength winds of at least 74 mph, 119 km/h or 64 knots 1-min sustained.
    TS means Tropical Storm strength winds of at least 39 mph, 63 km/h or 34 knots 1-min sustained.

For graphical forecast information and further details please visit http://www.tropicalstormrisk.com/

This alert is provided by Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) which is sponsored by UCL, Aon Benfield, Royal & SunAlliance, Crawford & Company and Aon Benfield UCL Hazard Research Centre. TSR acknowledges the support of the UK Met Office.

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