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WTIO31 PGTW 240900
MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI//
SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING//
RMKS/
1. TROPICAL CYCLONE 02A (MEKUNU) WARNING NR 010    
   01 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE IN NORTHIO
   MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE AVERAGE
   WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
    ---
   WARNING POSITION:
   240600Z --- NEAR 13.7N 55.5E
     MOVEMENT PAST SIX HOURS - 350 DEGREES AT 06 KTS
     POSITION ACCURATE TO WITHIN 030 NM
     POSITION BASED ON EYE FIXED BY SATELLITE
   PRESENT WIND DISTRIBUTION:
   MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 080 KT, GUSTS 100 KT
   WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
   RADIUS OF 064 KT WINDS - 040 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            055 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            050 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            030 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS - 085 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            100 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            105 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            065 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS - 175 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            195 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            200 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            140 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   REPEAT POSIT: 13.7N 55.5E
    ---
   FORECASTS:
   12 HRS, VALID AT:
   241800Z --- 14.7N 55.2E
   MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 090 KT, GUSTS 110 KT
   WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
   RADIUS OF 064 KT WINDS - 035 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            045 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            040 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            020 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS - 070 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            090 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            085 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            065 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS - 205 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            235 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            235 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            150 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   VECTOR TO 24 HR POSIT: 335 DEG/ 05 KTS
    ---
   24 HRS, VALID AT:
   250600Z --- 15.6N 54.8E
   MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 095 KT, GUSTS 115 KT
   WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
   RADIUS OF 064 KT WINDS - 035 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            045 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            045 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            030 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS - 060 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            080 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            075 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            075 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS - 170 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            240 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            245 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            135 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   VECTOR TO 36 HR POSIT: 330 DEG/ 06 KTS
    ---
   36 HRS, VALID AT:
   251800Z --- 16.6N 54.2E
   MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 075 KT, GUSTS 090 KT
   WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
   RADIUS OF 064 KT WINDS - 025 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            035 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            035 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            025 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS - 050 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            060 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            065 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            055 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS - 155 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            215 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            165 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            105 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   VECTOR TO 48 HR POSIT: 315 DEG/ 06 KTS
    ---
   EXTENDED OUTLOOK:
   48 HRS, VALID AT:
   260600Z --- 17.4N 53.4E
   MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 055 KT, GUSTS 070 KT
   WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
   DISSIPATING AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND
   RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS - 030 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            040 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            040 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            030 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS - 140 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            190 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            125 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            080 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   VECTOR TO 72 HR POSIT: 310 DEG/ 05 KTS
    ---
   72 HRS, VALID AT:
   270600Z --- 18.6N 51.8E
   MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 030 KT, GUSTS 040 KT
   WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
   DISSIPATED AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND
    ---
REMARKS:
240900Z POSITION NEAR 14.0N 55.4E.
TROPICAL CYCLONE (TC) 02A (MEKUNU), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 214 NM
SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF SALALAH, OMAN, HAS TRACKED NORTHWARD AT 06 KNOTS 
OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. ANIMATED ENHANCED INFRARED SATELLITE 
IMAGERY DEPICTS A RAGGED EYE WITH RAPIDLY-CYCLING DEEP CONVECTION. 
THE 240446Z GPM MICROWAVE IMAGES INDICATE A SLIGHT TILT WITH THE 
UPPER-LEVEL (89GHZ) MICROWAVE EYE FEATURE LOCATED ABOUT 17NM WEST-
SOUTHWEST OF THE LOW-LEVEL (36GHZ) MICROWAVE EYE FEATURE DUE TO 
EASTERLY VERTICAL WIND SHEAR. THE CURRENT POSITION IS HEDGED CLOSE 
TO THE LOW-LEVEL MICROWAVE EYE FEATURE. THE CURRENT INTENSITY OF 80 
KNOTS IS BASED ON DVORAK INTENSITY ESTIMATES OF T4.5 (77 KNOTS) FROM 
PGTW AND KNES AS WELL AS A 240330Z CIMSS SATCON ESTIMATE OF 80 
KNOTS. TC 02A IS TRACKING NORTHWARD ALONG THE WESTERN PERIPHERY OF A 
SUBTROPICAL STEERING RIDGE SITUATED TO THE NORTH AND EAST. NORTH-
NORTHWESTWARD MOTION IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST UNTIL THE SYSTEM MAKES 
LANDFALL NEAR TAU 36. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS FAVOR STEADY 
INTENSIFICATION PRIOR TO LANDFALL, WITH EXCELLENT EQUATORWARD AND 
POLEWARD OUTFLOW, WARM SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES (29 TO 30 DEGREES 
CELSIUS) AND MODERATE VERTICAL WIND SHEAR (15 TO 20 KNOTS). AS IT 
TRACKS INLAND AFTER TAU 36, TC 02A IS EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE STEADILY 
AND TURN GRADUALLY NORTHWESTWARD UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A BUILDING 
RIDGE TO THE NORTH. NUMERICAL MODEL GUIDANCE REMAINS IN GOOD 
AGREEMENT, LENDING HIGH CONFIDENCE TO THE JTWC FORECAST TRACK. 
MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 240600Z IS 24 FEET. NEXT WARNINGS 
AT 241500Z, 242100Z, 250300Z AND 250900Z.//
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Tropical Cyclone MEKUNU JMV 3.0 Data (JTWC)
WTIO51 PGTW 240900    
WARNING    ATCG MIL 02A NIO 180524074906
2018052406 02A MEKUNU     010  01 350 06 SATL 030
T000 137N 0555E 080 R064 040 NE QD 055 SE QD 050 SW QD 030 NW QD R050 085 NE QD 100 SE QD 105 SW QD 065 NW QD R034 175 NE QD 195 SE QD 200 SW QD 140 NW QD 
T012 147N 0552E 090 R064 035 NE QD 045 SE QD 040 SW QD 020 NW QD R050 070 NE QD 090 SE QD 085 SW QD 065 NW QD R034 205 NE QD 235 SE QD 235 SW QD 150 NW QD 
T024 156N 0548E 095 R064 035 NE QD 045 SE QD 045 SW QD 030 NW QD R050 060 NE QD 080 SE QD 075 SW QD 075 NW QD R034 170 NE QD 240 SE QD 245 SW QD 135 NW QD 
T036 166N 0542E 075 R064 025 NE QD 035 SE QD 035 SW QD 025 NW QD R050 050 NE QD 060 SE QD 065 SW QD 055 NW QD R034 155 NE QD 215 SE QD 165 SW QD 105 NW QD 
T048 174N 0534E 055 R050 030 NE QD 040 SE QD 040 SW QD 030 NW QD R034 140 NE QD 190 SE QD 125 SW QD 080 NW QD 
T072 186N 0518E 030 
AMP
    048HR DISSIPATING AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND
    072HR DISSIPATED AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND
SUBJ:  TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING    
1. TROPICAL CYCLONE 02A (MEKUNU) WARNING NR 010    
   01 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE IN NORTHIO
   MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE AVERAGE
   WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
    ---
   WARNING POSITION:
   240600Z --- NEAR 13.7N 55.5E
     MOVEMENT PAST SIX HOURS - 350 DEGREES AT 06 KTS
     POSITION ACCURATE TO WITHIN 030 NM
     POSITION BASED ON EYE FIXED BY SATELLITE
   PRESENT WIND DISTRIBUTION:
   MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 080 KT, GUSTS 100 KT
   WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
   RADIUS OF 064 KT WINDS - 040 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            055 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            050 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            030 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS - 085 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            100 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            105 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            065 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS - 175 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            195 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            200 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            140 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   REPEAT POSIT: 13.7N 55.5E
    ---
   FORECASTS:
   12 HRS, VALID AT:
   241800Z --- 14.7N 55.2E
   MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 090 KT, GUSTS 110 KT
   WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
   RADIUS OF 064 KT WINDS - 035 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            045 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            040 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            020 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS - 070 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            090 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            085 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            065 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS - 205 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            235 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            235 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            150 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   VECTOR TO 24 HR POSIT: 335 DEG/ 05 KTS
    ---
   24 HRS, VALID AT:
   250600Z --- 15.6N 54.8E
   MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 095 KT, GUSTS 115 KT
   WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
   RADIUS OF 064 KT WINDS - 035 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            045 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            045 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            030 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS - 060 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            080 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            075 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            075 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS - 170 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            240 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            245 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            135 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   VECTOR TO 36 HR POSIT: 330 DEG/ 06 KTS
    ---
   36 HRS, VALID AT:
   251800Z --- 16.6N 54.2E
   MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 075 KT, GUSTS 090 KT
   WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
   RADIUS OF 064 KT WINDS - 025 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            035 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            035 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            025 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS - 050 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            060 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            065 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            055 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS - 155 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            215 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            165 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            105 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   VECTOR TO 48 HR POSIT: 315 DEG/ 06 KTS
    ---
   EXTENDED OUTLOOK:
   48 HRS, VALID AT:
   260600Z --- 17.4N 53.4E
   MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 055 KT, GUSTS 070 KT
   WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
   DISSIPATING AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND
   RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS - 030 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            040 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            040 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            030 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS - 140 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            190 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            125 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            080 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   VECTOR TO 72 HR POSIT: 310 DEG/ 05 KTS
    ---
   72 HRS, VALID AT:
   270600Z --- 18.6N 51.8E
   MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 030 KT, GUSTS 040 KT
   WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
   DISSIPATED AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND
    ---
REMARKS:
240900Z POSITION NEAR 14.0N 55.4E.
TROPICAL CYCLONE (TC) 02A (MEKUNU), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 214 NM
SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF SALALAH, OMAN, HAS TRACKED NORTHWARD AT 06
KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS.
MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 240600Z IS 24 FEET. NEXT
WARNINGS AT 241500Z, 242100Z, 250300Z AND 250900Z.//
0218052018  75N 591E  25
0218052100  77N 588E  25
0218052106  79N 585E  25
0218052112  83N 582E  25
0218052118  87N 579E  30
0218052200  91N 573E  35
0218052206  98N 572E  35
0218052212 104N 568E  40
0218052218 107N 564E  45
0218052300 111N 562E  55
0218052300 111N 562E  55
0218052306 115N 562E  60
0218052306 115N 562E  60
0218052312 120N 560E  65
0218052312 120N 560E  65
0218052312 120N 560E  65
0218052318 126N 558E  75
0218052318 126N 558E  75
0218052318 126N 558E  75
0218052400 131N 556E  80
0218052400 131N 556E  80
0218052400 131N 556E  80
0218052406 137N 555E  80
0218052406 137N 555E  80
0218052406 137N 555E  80
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