Tropical Cyclone Summary 144

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Tropical Cyclone Summary 144 David Mark Roth 5/12/94 7:50 PM

This report is compiled from warnings issued by:
   National Hurricane Center               Central Pacific Hurricane Center
   Naval Western Oceanography Center       Fiji Meteorological Service
   Meteorological Service of New Zealand   Joint Typhoon Warning Center
   Japanese Meteorological Agency          Bureau of Meteorology, Australia
   Philippine Meteorological Service       Royal Observatory of Hong Kong
   Indian Meteorological Department        Reunion Meteorological Service
   Mauritius Meteorological Service
   (others may be added as they become available)
   Author's note: is still valid for now, but please
address any comments or questions to (assuming
the mailer stays operational!)

   Author's second note: I will be out of town at Forecaster's Development
School and a vacation for the next month. Dave Roth will write the summary
for me while I'm away.

   Special Announcement: A digitized version of the weekly summary with DMSP
polar orbiting satellite imagery is now available via the World Wide Web (http
protocol) using Mosaic. This is courtesy of Greg Deuel at the DMSP satellite
archive. It can be retrieved by:

   1. Open the Open URL window (under File) in Mosaic, then typing:
   2. Find the Home Page for the DMSP satellite archive

   3. Click on Weekly Updated Items, then click on the dates given on the next

   4. The imagery links will be color-coded inside the summary text.

   There will generally be a 1-2 day lag from the time I mail the summary until
the digitized version is ready. For more information on the imagery, as well as
for how the digitized summary and images can be retrieved by ftp, gopher, etc.,
please contact Greg Deuel (Internet:

   Intermin author's note:  Yes, once again this is David Roth giving you the
scoop on the tropics.  Like before, if you hear or know of anyone that gets
the summary, yet isn't receiving it, mail me at and this
will be remedied immediately!  This time I'll try to get it posted to vnews
in a more timely fashion!  If you have any info for the summaries yourselves,
drop me an email message at the address above.

North Atlantic Basin: No tropical cyclones.

Eastern North Pacific Basin (E of 140 Deg. W): No tropical cyclones.

Central North Pacific Basin (180 Deg. W to 140 Deg. W): No tropical cyclones.

Western North Pacific Basin (W of 180 Deg. W): No tropical cyclones.

North Indian Ocean Basin: One tropical cyclone.

   Tropical Cyclone 2B (or not 2B!):  At the beginning of the summary period,
maximum sustained winds of 2B had increased to 100 knots near 18.5N 91.5E,
and movement had become north-northeast, towards the coasts of India and
Myanmar.  2B hit the coast near Cox's Bazaar at 15Z on the 2nd with maximum
sustained winds of 135 knots... gusting to 165 knots.  After landfall, move-
ment became east northeast and Guam stopped writing advisories on 2B as winds
decreased to 60 knots near 23N 95E at 0600Z on the 3rd.  A damage update will
be in the next summary... stay tuned!

South Indian Ocean Basin (W of 135 Deg. E):

South Pacific Ocean Basin (E of 135 Deg. E):

Disclaimer: While an effort has been made to make sure this information is
accurate as possible, it was drawn from operational warnings that may not
always agree with the best track information published after the storm is
over. Please address any questions or comments on the information for the
next few weeks to David Roth at Internet address:

Please address any questions or comments on the digitized version or the
associated satellite imagery to Greg Deuel at the DMSP satellite archive at
Internet address:


Past text copies of the Tropical Cyclone Weekly Summary can be obtained via e-
mail. Please send an e-mail message to Jack Beven if you are interested.