BOB: GIRI (04B) - Depression

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#101 Postby RL3AO » Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:27 pm

How low did IMD go with the pressure? Looks like a 135 to 140kt (1-min) and a sub-930mb pressure.
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Re: BOB: CYCLONIC STORM GIRI (04B)

#102 Postby Ptarmigan » Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:47 pm

What an impressive storm. Hopefully, it will not be bad as Nargis.
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Re: BOB: CYCLONIC STORM GIRI (04B)

#103 Postby Crostorm » Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:56 pm

Burma cyclone

Source: Christian Aid

Date: 22 Oct 2010


Category 4 tropical Cyclone Giri made landfall in western Burma's Rakhine state on Friday 22 October. Christian Aid and its partners in Burma are closely monitoring the situation and are ready to mount a response if it is needed.

Hurricane strength winds of up to 100 mph have affected thousands of people in Kyakpyu and nearby islands. Wind speeds of up to 50 mph have been reported around the city of Sittwe.

Authorities and non-governmental organisations are trying to establish the numbers of people affected but at least 1.4 million are located within the cyclone's path, with 24,000 people living less than five metres above sea level.

It has been reported that the Burmese regime has set up several rescue camps.

State radio and television announcements warned communities of the impending storm in the 24 hours before the cyclone hit.

After the devastation caused by cyclone Nargis in 2008, households were reportedly nervous as the cyclone approached, but were better prepared to move to safety than in the past.

Christian Aid partners in Burma have asked supporters to keep the people affected by Cyclone Giri in Rakhine state in their thoughts and prayers.

Christian Aid responds when disasters happen. You can help our emergency work by donating to our Emergencies fund

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db9 ... enDocument
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#104 Postby apocalypt-flyer » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:21 pm

RL3AO wrote:How low did IMD go with the pressure? Looks like a 135 to 140kt (1-min) and a sub-930mb pressure.


I'm not sure how low IMD went but I read 922mb.
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#105 Postby Grifforzer » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:22 pm

At 23:30 PM IST, Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Giri over coastal areas of Myanmar further moved northwards and lays centered at 20.5N 93.5E, about 80 km northeast of Sittwe (Myanmar) and 120 km north-northwest of Kyaukpyu (Myanmar).

3 minute sustained winds near the center is 70 knots with gusts of 80 knots. The central pressure of the system is 970 hPa. The state of the sea is phenomenal.

Satellite imagery indicates broken to solid intense to very intense convection over area between 18.0N to 22.0N and from 91.5E to 95.0E. The lowest cloud top temperature due to convection is around -70C

The current environmental conditions and numerical weather prediction models suggest that the system would move northeastwards and weaken rapidly during next 24 hrs.
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#106 Postby Grifforzer » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:23 pm

RL3AO wrote:How low did IMD go with the pressure? Looks like a 135 to 140kt (1-min) and a sub-930mb pressure.


from the advisories estimated winds was 90 knots with a central pressure of 950 hPa
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Re: BOB: CYCLONIC STORM GIRI (04B)

#107 Postby P.K. » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:01 pm

Yes min pressure was 950hPa. Not actually sure what the max winds were though as the kts figure doesn't match the km/h figures (180-190km/h, which is where I got the 100kts figure I quoted earlier) given. The ICAO warning would usually be able to confirm this but they haven't issued anything under the usual header for this basin.
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#108 Postby supercane » Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:53 pm

WTIO31 PGTW 222100
MSGID/GENADMIN/NAVMARFCSTCEN PEARL HARBOR HI/JTWC//
SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE 04B (GIRI) WARNING NR 008//
RMKS/
1. TROPICAL CYCLONE 04B (GIRI) WARNING NR 008
01 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE IN NORTHIO
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE AVERAGE
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
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WARNING POSITION:
221800Z --- NEAR 20.5N 93.7E
MOVEMENT PAST SIX HOURS - 020 DEGREES AT 08 KTS
POSITION ACCURATE TO WITHIN 060 NM
POSITION BASED ON CENTER LOCATED BY SATELLITE
PRESENT WIND DISTRIBUTION:
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 080 KT, GUSTS 100 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
DISSIPATING AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND
REPEAT POSIT: 20.5N 93.7E
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FORECASTS:
12 HRS, VALID AT:
230600Z --- 22.2N 95.1E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 040 KT, GUSTS 050 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
DISSIPATING AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND
VECTOR TO 24 HR POSIT: 045 DEG/ 11 KTS
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24 HRS, VALID AT:
231800Z --- 23.7N 96.8E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 030 KT, GUSTS 040 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
DISSIPATED AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND
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REMARKS:
222100Z POSITION NEAR 20.9N 94.1E.
TROPICAL CYCLONE (TC) 04B (GIRI), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 155 NM
SOUTHEAST OF CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH, HAS TRACKED NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD
AT 08 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. ANIMATED MULTISPECTRAL
SATELLITE IMAGERY INDICATED THAT TC 04B MADE LANDFALL NEAR HUNTER'S
BAY, MYANMAR AROUND 221130Z. THE CURRENT POSITION IS BASED ON A
221730Z PGTW SATELLITE FIX, AND THE CURRENT INTENSITY ESTIMATE OF 80
KNOTS IS BASED, WITH LOW CONFIDENCE DUE TO A LACK OF AVAILABLE
SYNOPTIC OBSERVATIONS, ON SUBJECTIVE EVALUATION OF CONVECTIVE
SIGNATURE FROM ANIMATED INFRARED AND MICROWAVE SATELLITE IMAGERY. TC
04B IS DECAYING RAPIDLY AS IT TRACKS OVER THE ARAKAN RANGE UNDER THE
STEERING INFLUENCE OF NEAR-EQUATORIAL RIDGING TO THE SOUTH AND EAST.
CONINUED PASSAGE OVER LAND WILL INDUCE DISSIPATION BELOW THE WARNING
THRESHOLD INTENSITY OF 35 KNOTS BY TAU 24. THEREFORE, THIS IS THE
FINAL WARNING ON THIS SYSTEM BY THE JOINT TYPHOON WARNING CENTER
(NAVMARFCSTCEN). THE SYSTEM WILL BE CLOSELY MONITORED FOR SIGNS OF
REGENERATION.//
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#109 Postby HURAKAN » Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:23 pm

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Re: BOB: VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM GIRI (04B)

#110 Postby HURAKAN » Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:08 pm

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#111 Postby Chacor » Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:09 pm

Maintaining that eye really well.
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#112 Postby SoldMayor » Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:44 am

First info.

More than 100 missing and heavy damage. :(
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#113 Postby Chacor » Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:38 am

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0957z SSMI pass still shows a microwave eye-like feature.
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#114 Postby RobWESTPACWX » Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:52 am

Unlike in May 2008, when the Burmese regime failed to warn residents of the Irrawaddy delta of the approach of Cyclone Nargis, the state-run media has provided extensive coverage of Cyclone Giri.

IRRAWADY


**well thats just good news.
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#115 Postby RobWESTPACWX » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:15 am

Death toll now up to 50 due to Giri.
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Re: BOB: GIRI (04B) - Depression

#116 Postby alan1961 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:01 am

Cyclone Death Toll Increases to 84

The death toll in Burma from Cyclone Giri, which hit the country's west coast last Friday, has climbed to at least 84, according to local residents.

Forty-eight bodies were found on Monday in Arakan State's Myebon Township, which was badly hit by the cyclone, local residents said. A further 10 bodies were found in Pauktaw Township in the same state.

Burma's state-run TV made its first mention of casualties on Monday, saying at least 27 people had died and 15 were missing.

The category four cyclone triggered a seven meter tidal surge and heavy rains, damaging roads, bridges, power and telephone lines.

The state-media said the number of deaths would have been higher if the government had not issued early warnings and evacuated people to safer areas.

However, non-governmental organization (NGO) relief workers in Rangoon say it remains difficult to assess the scale of the casualties and destruction on small islands off the Arakan coast.

“I think the death toll could easily increase to 100,” said a leading member of a local NGO which has sent rescue teams to the affected areas.

According to Rangoon sources, the government has only allowed local staff of international NGOs in Rangoon to visit the affected areas, while foreigners working for those NGOs are restricted to Sittwe, Arakan's state capital.

http://www.irrawaddy.org/highlight.php?art_id=19819
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