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Monthly Global Tropical Cyclone Tracks November 2002
[Summaries and Track Data] [Prepared by Gary Padgett]

             GLOBAL TROPICAL CYCLONE TRACKS - NOVEMBER 2002


          !!!! IMPORTANT -- PLEASE SEE NOTE AT END OF FILE !!!!

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NORTHEAST PACIFIC (NEP) - North Pacific Ocean East of Longitude 180


                        Sources of Information
                        ----------------------

     The track coordinates, central pressure and 1-minute average
  maximum sustained wind values were obtained from the operational
  forecast/advisories issued by the Tropical Prediction Center/National
  Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, for locations east of longitude
  140W, and from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu,
  Hawaii, for locations west of longitude 140W.  A 1-minute averaging
  period is the standard used by all U. S. civilian and military
  warning services for tropical cyclone warnings.


                            Systems Tracked
                            ---------------

   Tropical Depression (16E)                           14 - 16 Nov

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Storm Name: None                  Cyclone Number: 16E     Basin: NEP


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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02 NOV 14 0000  15.2 N  110.0 W  1008   25
02 NOV 14 0600  15.3 N  111.0 W  1006   30
02 NOV 14 1200  15.5 N  111.1 W  1006   30
02 NOV 14 1800  16.3 N  111.8 W  1006   30
02 NOV 15 0000  16.2 N  112.4 W  1006   30
02 NOV 15 0600  15.9 N  113.1 W  1007   30
02 NOV 15 1200  15.5 N  114.0 W  1006   30
02 NOV 15 1800  15.2 N  114.6 W  1007   25
02 NOV 16 0000  14.8 N  115.6 W  1007   25

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NORTHWEST PACIFIC (NWP) - North Pacific Ocean West of Longitude 180


                        Sources of Information
                        ----------------------

     The track coordinates and 1-minute average maximum sustained wind
  values in general were taken from operational warnings issued by the
  Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) of the U. S. Air Force and Navy,
  located at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  The central pressure and 10-minute
  average maximum sustained wind estimates for most systems were obtained
  from warnings issued by the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA), which
  is the World Meteorological Organization's Regional Specialised Meteor-
  ological Centre for the basin.  In a few instances, information from
  warnings issued by other Asian warning centers may have been utilized.
  The center position coordinates from JMA and other centers were com-
  pared with those from JTWC and annotations made in the Remarks column
  when the differences in general amounted to 40-50 nm or more.

     Michael V. Padua of Naga City in the Philippines, owner of the
  Typhoon 2000 website, sends me cyclone tracks based upon warnings
  issued by the Japanese Meteorological Agency and the Philippines'
  Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration
  (PAGASA).  Also, Huang Chunliang of Fuzhou City, China, sends me
  each month tracks obtained from warnings issued by the National
  Meteorological Center of China (NMCC), the Central Weather Bureau
  of Taiwan (CWBT) and the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO).    A very
  special thanks to Michael and Chunliang for the assistance they so
  reliably provide.


                            Systems Tracked
                            ---------------

   Typhoon HAISHEN (30W / 0225)                        20 - 27 Nov

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Storm Name: HAISHEN               Cyclone Number: 30W     Basin: NWP
PAGASA Internal Name: None        JMA Tropical Storm Number: 0225

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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02 NOV 20 0000  10.3 N  149.9 E  1002   20    25  JMA: 9.7 N, 147.0 E
02 NOV 20 0600  10.5 N  147.3 E  1000   25    30  JMA: 10.5 N, 146.7 E
02 NOV 20 1200  11.0 N  144.8 E  1000   30    30
02 NOV 20 1800  10.5 N  144.2 E   996   30    35  JMA: 11.8 N, 142.6 E
02 NOV 21 0000  11.2 N  142.9 E   992   30    40  JMA: 11.8 N, 141.5 E
02 NOV 21 0600  11.6 N  141.0 E   990   35    40  JMA: 12.0 N, 140.3 E
02 NOV 21 1200  12.7 N  139.0 E   990   40    45
02 NOV 21 1800  13.3 N  137.5 E   985   45    50
02 NOV 22 0000  13.7 N  136.6 E   985   55    50
02 NOV 22 0600  15.1 N  136.0 E   985   60    50
02 NOV 22 1200  15.9 N  135.4 E   980   65    55
02 NOV 22 1800  16.4 N  135.3 E   980   65    55
02 NOV 23 0000  17.6 N  135.5 E   980   75    55
02 NOV 23 0600  18.8 N  135.3 E   970   85    65
02 NOV 23 1200  19.8 N  135.6 E   960   85    75
02 NOV 23 1800  21.1 N  136.3 E   960   95    75
02 NOV 24 0000  22.8 N  137.5 E   960   95    75
02 NOV 24 0600  25.3 N  139.3 E   965   85    70
02 NOV 24 1200  27.2 N  140.9 E   965   75    70  JMA: 26.5 N, 141.5 E
02 NOV 24 1800  28.7 N  143.3 E   970   65    65  NMCC: 28.2 N, 142.5 E
02 NOV 25 0000  30.0 N  146.0 E   975         60  XT - JMA Bulletins
02 NOV 25 0600  32.0 N  149.0 E   980         60
02 NOV 25 1200  33.0 N  152.0 E   982         55
02 NOV 25 1800  34.0 N  154.0 E   984         55
02 NOV 26 0000  35.0 N  158.0 E   984         55
02 NOV 26 0600  35.0 N  161.0 E   984         50
02 NOV 26 1200  35.0 N  164.0 E   986         50
02 NOV 26 1800  35.0 N  171.0 E   990         45
02 NOV 27 0000  33.0 N  178.0 W   994         40
02 NOV 27 0600  33.0 N  172.0 W   994         40

Note: The 10-min avg MSW estimates from NMCC follow below:

   Date   Time      Estimated 10-min avg MSW in kts
          (GMT)        NMCC
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02 NOV 21 0000          35
02 NOV 21 0600          45
02 NOV 21 1200          50
02 NOV 21 1800          50
02 NOV 22 0000          50
02 NOV 22 0600          55
02 NOV 22 1200          55
02 NOV 22 1800          55
02 NOV 23 0000          55
02 NOV 23 0600          65
02 NOV 23 1200          65
02 NOV 23 1800          65
02 NOV 24 0000          65
02 NOV 24 0600          70
02 NOV 24 1200          70
02 NOV 24 1800          60

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NORTH INDIAN OCEAN (NIO) - Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea


                        Sources of Information
                        ----------------------

     The track coordinates and 1-minute average maximum sustained wind
  values in general were taken from operational warnings issued by the
  Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) of the U. S. Air Force and Navy,
  located at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.   Occasionally some information may
  have been gleaned from the daily tropical weather outlooks and other
  bulletins issued by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), which
  is the World Meteorological Organization's Regional Specialised Meteor-
  ological Centre for the basin.
 
     The reported maximum sustained winds are based on a 1-minute
  averaging period, which is used by all U. S. civilian and military
  weather services for tropical cyclone warnings.     For synoptic
  observations in the North Indian Ocean region, both 10-minute and
  3-minute average winds are employed, but IMD makes no attempt to
  modify the Dvorak scale for estimating tropical cyclone intensity;
  hence, a 1-minute average MSW is implied.


                            Systems Tracked
                            ---------------

   Tropical Cyclone (03B)                              10 - 12 Nov
   Tropical Cyclone (04B)                              23 - 28 Nov

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Storm Name: None                  Cyclone Number: 03B     Basin: NIO


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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02 NOV 10 0600  12.0 N   82.5 E         25        IMD Bulletins
02 NOV 10 1200  12.5 N   82.5 E         25               "
02 NOV 11 0300  14.0 N   83.5 E         30               "
02 NOV 11 1200  15.3 N   85.1 E         35        First JTWC Warning
02 NOV 11 1800  16.3 N   85.3 E         35
02 NOV 12 0000  17.8 N   86.3 E         35
02 NOV 12 0600  20.8 N   87.4 E         55
02 NOV 12 1200  23.2 N   89.2 E         30        Inland

Note: At its peak this system was classified as a "severe cyclonic
storm" by IMD, implying peak winds in the range of 48-63 kts.

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Storm Name: None                  Cyclone Number: 04B     Basin: NIO


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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02 NOV 23 0300  10.0 N   87.0 E         25        IMD Bulletin
02 NOV 23 1200  11.4 N   88.8 E         35        IMD: 12.0 N, 87.0 E
02 NOV 23 1800  12.3 N   88.8 E         45        IMD: 12.5 N, 87.0 E
02 NOV 24 0000  13.2 N   88.7 E         45
02 NOV 24 0600  14.0 N   88.6 E         40        IMD-0300Z: 13.0N, 87.0E
02 NOV 24 1200  14.9 N   88.6 E         35        IMD-0900Z: 14.0N, 87.5E
02 NOV 24 1800  15.4 N   88.3 E         35
02 NOV 25 0000  15.8 N   88.0 E         35
02 NOV 25 0600  15.0 N   88.0 E         35
02 NOV 25 1200  15.2 N   87.4 E         35        Final JTWC Warning
02 NOV 26 0300  16.0 N   87.5 E         35        IMD Warnings
02 NOV 26 1500  16.5 N   88.0 E         35               "
02 NOV 26 1800  16.5 N   89.0 E         35               "
02 NOV 27 0900  16.5 N   91.0 E         30               "
02 NOV 28 0300  16.5 N   91.5 E         25               "

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SOUTHWEST INDIAN OCEAN (SWI) - South Indian Ocean West of Longitude 90E


                        Sources of Information
                        ----------------------

     The track coordinates as well as the central pressure and 10-minute
  average maximum sustained wind estimates were obtained from warnings
  issued by Meteo France's Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre on Reunion
  Island (MFR), which is the World Meteorological Organization's Regional
  Specialised Meteorological Centre for the basin.  The 1-minute average
  maximum sustained wind estimates were taken from warnings issued by the
  Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) of the U. S. Air Force and Navy,
  located at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  The center position coordinates from
  JTWC were compared with those from MFR and annotations made in the
  Remarks column when the differences in general amounted to 40-50 nm
  or more.


                            Systems Tracked
                            ---------------

   Tropical Storm ATANG (MFR-02 / 02S)                 04 - 13 Nov
   Tropical Cyclone BOURA (MFR-03 / 03S)               15 - 23 Nov

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Storm Name: ATANG                 Cyclone Number: 02S     Basin: SWI
MFR Tropical Disturbance Number: 02

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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02 NOV 04 1200   7.6 S   62.7 E  1006         25  Locally 30 kts S quad
02 NOV 05 1200   7.7 S   59.5 E  1005         25           "
02 NOV 06 0000   8.8 S   59.0 E   999         30
02 NOV 06 0600   9.1 S   58.9 E   999   35    30
02 NOV 06 1200   9.5 S   59.1 E   998         30  Named by Mauritius
02 NOV 06 1800   9.4 S   59.0 E   998   45    30
02 NOV 07 0000   9.0 S   58.8 E   997         30
02 NOV 07 0600   8.4 S   57.6 E   999   35    30  JTWC: 8.6 S, 58.8 E
02 NOV 07 1200   7.7 S   56.7 E  1000         25  Locally 30 kts S quad
02 NOV 07 1800   7.5 S   55.0 E  1003   35    25  JTWC: 8.4 S, 56.1 E
02 NOV 08 1800   8.8 S   52.6 E                   JTWC Trop WX Outlook
02 NOV 09 0600  10.1 S   52.3 E         35        JTWC Warning
02 NOV 09 1200   8.5 S   50.9 E  1004         25  Locally 30 kts S quad
02 NOV 09 1800  12.0 S   50.6 E         35        JTWC Warning
02 NOV 10 0600  11.4 S   49.4 E  1006   35    25 
02 NOV 10 1200  10.8 S   49.5 E  1007         20
02 NOV 10 1800  11.1 S   48.9 E         20        JTWC Warning
02 NOV 11 0600  11.0 S   46.5 E  1006         20     
02 NOV 11 1200  11.1 S   45.0 E  1006   35    25  JTWC: 11.6 S, 44.5 E
02 NOV 12 0000  11.8 S   42.7 E         35        JTWC Warning
02 NOV 12 0600  10.9 S   41.6 E  1006         25  Final MFR Warning
02 NOV 12 1200  10.0 S   41.4 E         35        JTWC Warning
02 NOV 13 0000  10.4 S   39.4 E         25        Final JTWC Wrng/Inland

Note: Julian Heming of the UK Meteorological Office relates that a
colleague of his was in Tanzania helping install a forecaster display
package for that nation's Meteorological Service.   A coastal station
reported sustained winds of 40 kts, gusting to 80 kts, as Atang came
ashore.  This report, if verified, would suggest that Atang was of
tropical storm intensity at landfall.

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Storm Name: BOURA                 Cyclone Number: 03S     Basin: SWI
MFR Tropical Disturbance Number: 03

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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02 NOV 15 0600   8.3 S   76.8 E   995         35
02 NOV 15 1200   8.7 S   76.1 E   994   35    35
02 NOV 15 1800   9.0 S   75.1 E   994   40    35
02 NOV 16 0000  10.0 S   74.2 E   994   40    35
02 NOV 16 0600  10.4 S   73.3 E   994   40    35
02 NOV 16 1200  10.8 S   72.4 E   994   45    35
02 NOV 16 1800  11.1 S   71.7 E   993   45    35
02 NOV 17 0000  11.9 S   70.4 E   987   50    45  JTWC: 11.3 S, 71.5 E
02 NOV 17 0600  12.2 S   69.4 E   975   65    60
02 NOV 17 1200  12.6 S   68.8 E   975   65    60
02 NOV 17 1800  13.0 S   68.2 E   975   75    60
02 NOV 18 0000  13.5 S   67.3 E   968   75    65
02 NOV 18 0600  13.5 S   67.1 E   968   75    65
02 NOV 18 1200  13.4 S   66.0 E   968   75    65  JTWC: 13.8 S, 65.5 E
02 NOV 18 1800  13.4 S   64.7 E   972   75    60
02 NOV 19 0000  13.5 S   64.0 E   972   75    60
02 NOV 19 0600  13.3 S   63.0 E   976   75    55  JTWC: 13.7 S, 62.8 E
02 NOV 19 1200  14.1 S   62.2 E   976   75    55  JTWC: 14.4 S, 61.9 E
02 NOV 19 1800  14.7 S   61.0 E   976         55
02 NOV 20 0000  14.9 S   60.0 E   978   75    55
02 NOV 20 0600  15.2 S   59.5 E   978         55
02 NOV 20 1200  15.5 S   58.2 E   978   65    55
02 NOV 20 1800  15.5 S   57.6 E   980         50
02 NOV 21 0000  15.5 S   56.7 E   980   65    50  JTWC: 16.0 S, 56.9 E
02 NOV 21 0600  15.2 S   56.2 E   984         50
02 NOV 21 1200  14.6 S   55.4 E   988   45    45
02 NOV 21 1800  14.1 S   54.3 E   990         40
02 NOV 22 0000  13.3 S   54.6 E   997   35    30  JTWC: 14.1 S, 54.3 E
02 NOV 22 0600  13.1 S   53.8 E   998         30
02 NOV 22 1200  12.9 S   52.9 E   999         30
02 NOV 22 1800  12.2 S   52.3 E  1000         25  Locally 30 kts S quad
02 NOV 23 0000  11.6 S   51.9 E  1000         25           "
02 NOV 23 0600  10.8 S   51.2 E  1002         25           "
02 NOV 23 1200  10.8 S   51.2 E  1003         25           "

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             !!!!!!  IMPORTANT NOTE - PLEASE READ  !!!!!!

     It has been brought to my attention that I should repeat in the
  cyclone tracks file the caveat which is included in the Author's
  Note at the end of the cyclone summaries.   The tropical cyclone
  tracks which I prepare are based upon the operational warnings/
  advisories/advices/bulletins from the various tropical cyclone
  warning agencies around the world.   Users of these tracks should
  be aware that they are preliminary and subject to revision during
  post-seasonal analyses of the cyclones by the forecasters and
  analysts at the several warning centers.

     For the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific basins, official tropical
  cyclone reports and "best tracks" can be found at the website of
  the Tropical Prediction Center/National Hurricane Center:

     http://www.nhc.noaa.gov>

     The Joint Typhoon Warning Center's website contains links to their
  Annual Tropical Cyclone Reports which include that agency's "best
  tracks" for tropical cyclones in the Northwest Pacific basin, the
  North Indian Ocean, and the Southern Hemisphere:

     http://199.10.200.33/jtwc.html>

     In the near future I shall contact the other tropical warning
  centers to see if I can locate any links to sites where their "best
  tracks" might be archived.


  PREPARED BY:

  Gary Padgett              garyp@alaweb.com


  SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS BY:

  Michael V. Padua          michaelpadua@hotmail.com 
                            webmaster@typhoon2000.ph

  Huang Chunliang           huangchunliang@hotmail.com

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Document: trak0211.htm
Updated: 27th December 2006

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