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Typhoon Igme

Good grief!  I feel like a bear attack victim and the bear’s come back to finish me off.

Just when I was beginning to think that Igme was heading out of the country, Typhoon Julian goes and makes things worse by pulling Igme back.  We haven’t even recovered from the previous tropical storm yet and this happens.  Hoo-boy!

Our only consolation, miniscule as it is, is that Igme continues to weaken as it moves in its current direction.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the dang storm doesn’t go and power up on us due to its interaction with Julian.

From the Typhoon Watch Philippines site:

Weather Bulletin Number TWENTY-TWO
Tropical Cyclone Warning: Typhoon “IGME” (TEMBIN)
Issued at 5:00 p.m., Friday, 24 August 2012
Typhoon “IGME” continues to weaken as it moves in a west southwest direction.
Location of Center:
(as of 4:00 p.m.)
260 km Northwest of Basco, Batanes
Coordinates: 22.0°N, 119.9°E
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center
gustiness of up to 150 kph
Movement: West Southwest at 7 kph
Forecast Positions/Outlook: Saturday afternoon
380 km West Northwest of Basco, Batanes
Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS # Luzon Visayas Mindanao
Signal No. 2
(61-100 kph winds)
Batanes Group of Islands None None
Signal No. 1
(30-60 kph winds)
Calayan and Babuyan Group of Islands None None
Estimated rainfall amount is from 10 – 25 mm per hour (heavy-intense) within the 500 km diameter of the Typhoon.

TY “Igme” is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon that will bring rains over western section of the country.

TY “Igme” is forecast to make a counter-clockwise looping motion within the next 24-48 hours due to its interaction with Typhoon “Julian”.

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the Northern and Eastern Seaboards of Luzon due to big waves generated by Typhoon “IGME” and Typhoon “JULIAN”.

Meanwhile, Typhoon “JULIAN” was located at 1,000 km East Northeast of Basco, Batanes (22.1°N, 132.9°E) with maximum sustained winds of 150 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 185 kph. It is forecast to move Northwest at 15 kph.

The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 PM today.

Tropical Cyclone Archive | Tropical Cyclone Warning for Shipping

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