Tropical Cyclone Weekly Summary #126 (Dec. 26, 1993-January 2, 1994)

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Tropical Cyclone Weekly Summary #126 (Dec. 26, 1993-January 2, 1994) JACK 1/6/94 4:25 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: ja...@cloud3.met.fsu.edu is still valid, but please try to
address any comments or questions to be...@hrd-tardis.nhc.noaa.gov (assuming
the mailer stays operational!).

   Author's second note: I'm going to be in Norman, OK attending the NWS WSR-
88D training school during the latter part of January and most of February.
Several of my colleagues at Florida St. will be writing the summary for me
during that period.


WEEKLY TROPICAL CYCLONE SUMMARY #126: DECEMBER 26, 1993 - JANUARY 2, 1994

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):

   Typhoon Nell/Puring: Typhoon Nell was named Puring by the Philippine Mete-
orological Service. At the start of the summary period, Nell/Puring was moving
west-northwest with 70 kt winds. Nell/Puring continued west-northwest on 27
December as it weakened to a tropical storm, then it turned west the next day
while weakening to a depression. Nell/Puring continued a west to west-southwest
course across the South China Sea until it dissipated near 7N 113E on 2 Jan-
uary. Latest press reports indicate Nell/Puring's passage through the Philip-
pines resulted in 130 deaths, 126 injured, and 47 other people missing. Exten-
sive damage was reported through the Central Philippines.

North Indian Ocean Basin: No tropical cyclones.

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

   Tropical Cyclone 06S: A tropical depression formed near 11N 128E on 30
December. Moving southwest, the system reached minimal tropical storm inten-
sity on 1 January. TC-06S continued its southwesterly motion through the end of
the summary period, at which time it was maintaining 35 kt winds.

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

   Tropical Cyclone Rewa (TC-05P): Tropical Cyclone Rewa developed near the
southern Solomon Islands near 9S 169E on 28 December. The system initially
moved west-southwest, and this motion continued through 31 December. Rewa
strengthened during this period, with the storm reaching hurricane intensity
on 30 December. The storm turned south on 1 January and south-soutrheast on
2 January as it reached a peak intensity of 120 kt. At the end of the sum-
mary period, Rewa was moving south-southeast with 120 kt winds. Rewa brushed
by the southern Solomon Islands and other islands south of New Guinea as it
was first developing. Jinjo on Rossel Island, New Guinea reported a minimum
pressure of 999.8 mb at 0600 UTC 29 December and maximum sustained winds of
30 kt 6 hours later. No other reports are available from near the center.
However, the Australian automated station at Lihou Reef reported 34 kt sus-
tained winds with a pressure of 996.3 mb at 0600 UTC 2 January. There are
no reports of damage or casualties at this time.

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 by e-mail to Jack Beven at
Internet address:

                    be...@hrd-tardis.nhc.noaa.gov (preferrable)

                               or

                   ja...@cloud3.met.fsu.edu (still good for now)

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