Chacor wrote:ozonepete wrote:Personally I prefer to keep calling it by its name and treating it as tropical as far as warnings go until the winds die down, but I understand why they don't.
Actually, RSMC Tokyo tends to continue warning on systems as tropical cyclones until only after transition is fully complete and there are no more hints of a warm core, usually resulting on the JMA warning on an X-knot severe TS which looks like crap and on which the JTWC stopped warnings for ages ago.
LOL on the "looks like crap" comment. Thanks for the clarification, Chacor. Although I've spent a few seasons watching the WestPAc, I'm not neraly familiar as you and some of the other guys are, so I am very grateful for your input. I didn't know that.