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Monthly Global Tropical Cyclone Tracks November 2005
[Summaries and Track Data] [Prepared by Gary Padgett]

             GLOBAL TROPICAL CYCLONE TRACKS - NOVEMBER 2005


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


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ATLANTIC (ATL) - North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico


                        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 located in Miami, Florida.   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 Storm GAMMA (27)                           14 - 21 Nov
   Tropical Storm DELTA (28)                           21 - 30 Nov
   Hurricane EPSILON (29)                              28 Nov - 09 Dec

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Storm Name: GAMMA                 Cyclone Number: 27      Basin: ATL


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

05 NOV 14 0000  13.2 N   62.3 W  1007   30
05 NOV 14 0600  13.6 N   62.8 W  1006   30
05 NOV 14 1200  13.8 N   63.3 W  1006   30
05 NOV 14 1800  14.0 N   64.1 W  1006   30
05 NOV 15 0000  14.4 N   64.9 W  1004   30
05 NOV 15 0600  14.5 N   65.8 W  1004   30
05 NOV 15 1200  14.2 N   67.0 W  1004   30
05 NOV 15 1800  14.7 N   68.4 W  1006   30
05 NOV 16 0000  14.8 N   69.6 W  1006   30
05 NOV 16 0600  14.8 N   70.8 W  1006   25
05 NOV 16 1200  14.7 N   73.1 W  1006   25
05 NOV 16 1500  14.7 N   73.8 W  1006   25
05 NOV 18 1800  16.4 N   85.4 W  1006   35        Re-generated
05 NOV 19 0000  16.2 N   85.7 W  1006   40  
05 NOV 19 0600  16.7 N   86.1 W  1005   40
05 NOV 19 1200  16.7 N   85.9 W  1005   40
05 NOV 19 1800  16.2 N   85.2 W  1005   40
05 NOV 20 0000  16.4 N   84.7 W  1005   40
05 NOV 20 0600  16.6 N   85.0 W  1006   40
05 NOV 20 1200  16.7 N   85.2 W  1006   30
05 NOV 20 1800  16.9 N   85.5 W  1007   30
05 NOV 21 0000  17.1 N   85.5 W  1008   25

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Storm Name: DELTA                 Cyclone Number: 28      Basin: ATL


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

05 NOV 21 1200  30.0 N   41.0 W   994   50        Non-trop./OPC warnings
05 NOV 21 1800  30.0 N   41.0 W   994   50
05 NOV 22 0000  31.0 N   40.0 W   990   50
05 NOV 22 0600  31.0 N   40.0 W   989   50
05 NOV 22 1200  31.0 N   40.0 W   985   50
05 NOV 22 1800  31.0 N   40.0 W   986   50
05 NOV 23 0000  30.0 N   41.0 W   982   55
05 NOV 23 0600  29.0 N   42.0 W   984   50
05 NOV 23 1200  27.0 N   42.0 W   986   40
05 NOV 23 1800  26.3 N   40.6 W   982   50        TS Delta/NHC advisories
05 NOV 24 0000  25.6 N   40.4 W   982   50
05 NOV 24 0600  24.7 N   40.0 W   980   55
05 NOV 24 1200  24.8 N   38.9 W   980   60
05 NOV 24 1800  24.7 N   38.9 W   980   60
05 NOV 25 0000  24.1 N   38.9 W   980   60
05 NOV 25 0600  23.8 N   39.2 W   982   55
05 NOV 25 1200  23.4 N   39.5 W   982   55
05 NOV 25 1800  23.1 N   39.9 W   984   50
05 NOV 26 0000  22.3 N   39.8 W   990   50
05 NOV 26 0600  21.9 N   39.4 W   993   45
05 NOV 26 1200  22.1 N   38.4 W   997   35
05 NOV 26 1800  22.7 N   37.3 W   997   35
05 NOV 27 0000  23.6 N   35.6 W   998   35
05 NOV 27 0600  25.0 N   33.8 W   993   35
05 NOV 27 1200  26.7 N   32.0 W   990   45
05 NOV 27 1800  28.3 N   29.7 W   982   60
05 NOV 28 0000  29.1 N   27.4 W   985   55
05 NOV 28 0600  29.9 N   24.7 W   988   55
05 NOV 28 1200  30.2 N   21.6 W   988   55        
05 NOV 28 1500  30.3 N   20.1 W   988   55        Final NHC advisory
05 NOV 29 0000  30.3 N   15.6 W         55        XTROP/NHC forecast trk
05 NOV 29 1200  30.5 N    9.7 W         50                  "
05 NOV 30 0000  30.7 N    3.3 W         30        Inland

Note: After NHC issued their final advisory on Delta at 28/1500 UTC, 
warning responsibility was handed over to Meteo France.  I was able to
obtain only one warning from that agency, at 29/0000 UTC, and the
location was quite close to the NHC forecast position for that hour.
The final three data points in the above track are the NHC forecast
positions and intensities taken from the final advisory.

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Storm Name: EPSILON               Cyclone Number: 29      Basin: ATL


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

05 NOV 28 0600  31.0 N   47.0 W   997   30        High Seas warnings
05 NOV 28 1200  31.0 N   47.0 W   997   35
05 NOV 28 1800  31.0 N   48.0 W   997   35
05 NOV 29 0000  31.0 N   48.0 W   996   40
05 NOV 29 0600  31.0 N   49.0 W   994   40
05 NOV 29 1200  31.6 N   50.0 W   993   40        TS Epsilon named
05 NOV 29 1800  31.4 N   50.8 W   993   45
05 NOV 30 0000  31.4 N   51.5 W   993   45
05 NOV 30 0600  31.2 N   52.2 W   993   45
05 NOV 30 1200  30.8 N   53.5 W   993   55
05 NOV 30 1800  30.1 N   54.2 W   990   60
05 DEC 01 0000  29.7 N   53.8 W   990   60
05 DEC 01 0600  30.0 N   52.7 W   994   55
05 DEC 01 1200  30.9 N   52.0 W   994   55
05 DEC 01 1800  31.4 N   51.4 W   991   60
05 DEC 02 0000  31.9 N   50.6 W   992   55
05 DEC 02 0600  32.5 N   49.8 W   992   55
05 DEC 02 1200  33.3 N   48.8 W   987   65
05 DEC 02 1800  33.9 N   47.9 W   987   65
05 DEC 03 0000  34.4 N   47.1 W   987   65
05 DEC 03 0600  34.5 N   46.2 W   987   65
05 DEC 03 1200  34.5 N   45.0 W   987   65
05 DEC 03 1800  34.5 N   43.7 W   985   70
05 DEC 04 0000  34.3 N   42.3 W   987   65
05 DEC 04 0600  34.4 N   41.1 W   990   60
05 DEC 04 1200  34.3 N   39.8 W   979   75
05 DEC 04 1800  34.3 N   38.6 W   982   70
05 DEC 05 0000  34.3 N   37.8 W   985   65
05 DEC 05 0600  33.9 N   36.7 W   986   65
05 DEC 05 1200  33.8 N   35.5 W   982   70
05 DEC 05 1800  33.7 N   34.7 W   982   70
05 DEC 06 0000  33.4 N   33.8 W   986   65
05 DEC 06 0600  33.1 N   33.7 W   986   65
05 DEC 06 1200  32.3 N   33.7 W   987   65
05 DEC 06 1800  31.6 N   34.2 W   987   65
05 DEC 07 0000  30.7 N   34.9 W   987   65
05 DEC 07 0600  30.1 N   36.0 W   987   65
05 DEC 07 1200  29.4 N   37.3 W   987   65
05 DEC 07 1800  28.7 N   38.2 W   987   65
05 DEC 08 0000  28.2 N   38.8 W   994   55
05 DEC 08 0600  27.4 N   39.3 W  1005   35
05 DEC 08 1200  26.5 N   40.0 W  1006   30        Final NHC advisory
05 DEC 08 1800  26.0 N   41.0 W  1006   25        Remnant LOW
05 DEC 09 0000  25.0 N   41.0 W  1010   30 
05 DEC 09 0600  25.0 N   41.0 W  1010   30
05 DEC 09 1800  25.0 N   40.0 W  1012   25

Note: By December 10/0000 UTC, Epsilon's remnant LOW had apparently
been absorbed by a cold front.

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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 a table comparing the maximum intensities assigned to each
  cyclone from all the applicable warning centers in the Northwest
  Pacific basin.  A very special thanks to Michael and Chunliang for
  the assistance they so reliably provide.

     Regarding the MSW comparison tables, Huang Chunliang has often
  stated:  "In the title line the storm grade has been adopted based on
  the classification of the most 'radical' TCWC.   Also, all the storm
  names/numbers available to me have been referenced.   In addition, the
  starting date points to the one when the system was initially upgraded
  to TD status by whatever TCWC, while the ending date represents the one
  when the storm was last ranked as a TD or a tropical system by whatever
  TCWC."


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

   Tropical Storm TEMBIN (23W / 0522 / ONDOY)          06 - 12 Nov
   Typhoon BOLAVEN (24W / 0523 / PEPENG)               13 - 20 Nov

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Storm Name: TEMBIN                Cyclone Number: 23W     Basin: NWP
PAGASA Internal Name: ONDOY       JMA Tropical Storm Number: None

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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05 NOV 06 1200   8.0 N  140.0 E  1008         25  JMA bulletins
05 NOV 06 1800  10.0 N  140.0 E  1008         25 
05 NOV 07 0000  10.0 N  141.0 E  1008         25
05 NOV 07 0600  10.7 N  137.9 E  1006   25    25  JMA: 12.0N/138.0E
05 NOV 07 1200  11.5 N  137.3 E  1004   30    30  JMA: 12.4N/137.9E
05 NOV 07 1800  12.6 N  136.1 E  1004   35    30
05 NOV 08 0000  13.3 N  135.3 E  1008   35    30  JMA: 12.5N/136.5E
05 NOV 08 0600  13.9 N  134.6 E  1008   35    30  JMA: 12.5N/135.6E
05 NOV 08 1200  13.4 N  133.2 E  1008   25    30  JMA: 12.5N/134.0E
05 NOV 08 1800  12.9 N  133.1 E  1008   25    30  JMA: 11.3N/133.0E
05 NOV 09 0000  13.1 N  132.5 E  1008   30    30  JMA: 12.8N/130.8E
05 NOV 09 0600  13.5 N  130.0 E  1006   35    30  JMA: 13.3N/129.3E
05 NOV 09 1200  14.2 N  127.9 E  1008   45    30  JMA: 12.8N/127.8E
05 NOV 09 1800  14.1 N  126.4 E  1006   45    30  JMA: 14.6N/126.1E
05 NOV 10 0000  14.4 N  125.0 E  1000   45    35  JMA: 14.9N/124.5E
05 NOV 10 0600  15.2 N  122.6 E  1000   45    35  JMA: 15.8N/122.4E
05 NOV 10 1200  15.7 N  121.4 E  1000   45    35
05 NOV 10 1800  16.0 N  120.8 E  1000   40    35
05 NOV 11 0000  16.3 N  120.4 E  1000   35    35  JMA: 16.9N/120.0E
05 NOV 11 0600  18.0 N  119.3 E  1004   25    25
05 NOV 11 1200  19.2 N  117.7 E  1008   25    25
05 NOV 11 1800  19.6 N  117.2 E  1010   25    25  JMA: 20.0N/118.0E
05 NOV 12 0000  19.0 N  116.0 E  1010         25  JMA bulletins
05 NOV 12 0600  19.0 N  115.0 E  1008         25

Note: Following is the MSW comparison table compiled and sent by
Huang Chunliang:

=================================================================
== Tropical Storm 23W/TEMBIN/0522/ONDOY (November 06-12, 2005) ==
=================================================================

TCWC       STORM ID                              PEAK MSW (kt)
--------------------------------------------------------------
JTWC       Tropical Storm 23W (TEMBIN)           45
JMA        Typhoon 0522 (TEMBIN)                 35
NMCC       Tropical Storm 0522 (TEMBIN)          45
HKO        Tropical Storm TEMBIN (0522)          35
CWB        Weak Typhoon 0522 (TEMBIN)            35
PAGASA     Tropical Storm ONDOY                  45
TMD        Tropical Storm TEMBIN                 35

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Storm Name: BOLAVEN               Cyclone Number: 24W     Basin: NWP
PAGASA Internal Name: PEPENG      JMA Tropical Storm Number: 0523

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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05 NOV 13 1200   7.5 N  129.8 E         25
05 NOV 13 1800   7.3 N  129.5 E         25
05 NOV 14 0000   8.2 N  128.9 E  1004   30    25  JMA: 9.0N/130.0E
05 NOV 14 0600   9.6 N  128.6 E  1002   35    30
05 NOV 14 1200  10.2 N  128.4 E  1004   35    30
05 NOV 14 1800  10.6 N  128.9 E  1000   40    30
05 NOV 15 0000  10.6 N  129.7 E  1000   40    30
05 NOV 15 0600  11.2 N  130.0 E   998   40    30
05 NOV 15 1200  12.3 N  130.5 E   998   40    30
05 NOV 15 1800  13.6 N  131.0 E   996   45    30  JMA: 13.9N/129.8E
05 NOV 16 0000  14.1 N  130.7 E   996   50    30  JMA: 13.6N/129.8E
05 NOV 16 0600  14.4 N  130.2 E   994   60    35  JMA: 13.9N/129.4E
05 NOV 16 1200  14.0 N  130.2 E   992   60    40  JMA: 14.0N/129.1E
05 NOV 16 1800  13.9 N  129.8 E   990   55    45  JMA: 13.6N/129.2E
05 NOV 17 0000  13.6 N  129.1 E   985   65    50
05 NOV 17 0600  13.0 N  129.1 E   980   65    55
05 NOV 17 1200  13.2 N  128.3 E   975   75    60  JMA: 13.0N/129.0E
05 NOV 17 1800  13.6 N  129.5 E   975   70    60  JMA: 13.7N/128.1E
05 NOV 18 0000  13.8 N  129.2 E   975   65    60  JMA: 13.8N/128.0E
05 NOV 18 0600  14.1 N  128.5 E   975   65    60
05 NOV 18 1200  14.9 N  127.3 E   975   65    60
05 NOV 18 1800  15.2 N  126.4 E   975   60    60  JMA: 15.1N/127.1E
05 NOV 19 0000  15.4 N  125.1 E   980   60    55  JMA: 14.8N/125.1E
05 NOV 19 0600  15.9 N  124.3 E   980   55    55
05 NOV 19 1200  16.5 N  123.6 E   990   45    50
05 NOV 19 1800  16.6 N  123.4 E   992   45    45
05 NOV 20 0000  16.9 N  122.9 E   996   40    35  JMA: 16.5N/123.4E
05 NOV 20 0600  17.8 N  121.7 E  1000   30    35  JMA: 17.3N/123.0E
05 NOV 20 1200  18.5 N  121.3 E  1008   25    25

Note: Following is the MSW comparison table compiled and sent by
Huang Chunliang:

============================================================
== Typhoon 24W/BOLAVEN/0523/PEPENG (November 13-21, 2005) ==
============================================================

TCWC       STORM ID                              PEAK MSW (kt)
--------------------------------------------------------------
JTWC       Typhoon 24W (BOLAVEN)                 75
JMA        Typhoon 0523 (BOLAVEN)                60
NMCC       Typhoon 0523 (BOLAVEN)                65
HKO        Severe Tropical Storm BOLAVEN (0523)  60
CWB        Weak Typhoon 0523 (BOLAVEN)           60
PAGASA     Typhoon PEPENG                        65

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                 CORRECTIONS TO THE MSW TABLE FOR AUGUST

     Huang Chunliang has sent me a couple of corrections to the MSW
  comparison tables included in the August tracks file:

  (1) The NMCC Storm ID for "Super Typhoon 14W/NABI/0514/JOLINA" should
      have been "Typhoon 0514 (NABI)" rather than "Severe Tropical Storm
      0514 (NABI)".

  (2) The HKO Storm ID for "Super Typhoon 14W/NABI/0514/JOLINA" should
      have been "Typhoon NABI (0514)" rather than "Severe Tropical Storm
      NABI (0514)".

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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.   Information was also used from tracks
  based upon warnings issued by the Thai Meteorological Department.
 
     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 Depression (NRL Invest 94B)                20 - 22 Nov
   Cyclonic Storm BAAZ (05B / BOB0503)                 27 Nov - 03 Dec

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Storm Name: None                  Cyclone Number: None    Basin: NIO
IMD Cyclonic Storm Number: None   (NRL Invest Number: 94B)

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

05 NOV 20 0000   7.5 N   83.0 E   998         30  IMD-03Z: 8.0N/84.5E
05 NOV 20 0600   7.8 N   83.4 E   998         30
05 NOV 20 1200   8.3 N   83.2 E  1000         27  IMD: 8.0N/84.0E
05 NOV 20 1800   8.3 N   83.8 E  1000         27
05 NOV 21 0000   8.5 N   83.5 E  1000         27
05 NOV 21 0600   8.5 N   83.0 E  1002         27
05 NOV 21 1200   9.5 N   82.0 E  1002         27  IMD: 9.0N/82.0E
05 NOV 21 1800   9.7 N   81.0 E  1002         25
05 NOV 22 0000  10.2 N   81.5 E  1002         25  IMD-03Z: 9.0N/80.0E
05 NOV 22 0600   8.3 N   79.0 E  1002         25
05 NOV 22 1200   8.4 N   78.7 E  1004         25  IMD-09Z: 9.5N/79.5E

Note: The track for this depression is essentially that of the Thai
Meteorological Department (TMD), sent by Huang Chunliang.  A few
comparisons with India's (IMD) positions are annotated.  IMD never
considered this to be more than an ordinary depression (winds not
exceeding 25 kts).  Its inclusion here is predicated upon the two 30-kt
MSW estimates in the TMD track.

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Storm Name: BAAZ                  Cyclone Number: 05B     Basin: NIO
IMD Cyclonic Storm Number: BOB0503

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

05 NOV 27 1800  11.1 N   91.0 E         30
05 NOV 28 0000  11.0 N   90.5 E         30        TMD warning    
05 NOV 28 0600  10.3 N   89.0 E         35        TMD: 11.2N/90.0E
05 NOV 28 1200  10.5 N   88.5 E         35        IMD position
05 NOV 28 1800  11.0 N   87.3 E         45
05 NOV 29 0000  11.4 N   87.0 E         45        TMD position
05 NOV 29 0600  11.6 N   85.6 E         45
05 NOV 29 1200  11.5 N   85.0 E         45        TMD position
05 NOV 29 1800  12.6 N   84.4 E         45        TMD: 11.5N/84.5E
05 NOV 30 0000  12.0 N   84.0 E         40        IMD & TMD position
05 NOV 30 0600  12.6 N   84.2 E         40
05 NOV 30 1200  12.5 N   84.0 E         40        IMD position
05 NOV 30 1800  12.6 N   83.8 E         45
05 DEC 01 0000  12.5 N   83.5 E         45        IMD & TMD position
05 DEC 01 0600  12.9 N   83.8 E         45
05 DEC 01 1200  12.5 N   83.0 E         40        TMD warning
05 DEC 01 1800  13.4 N   82.5 E         35        TMD: 12.5N/83.0E
05 DEC 02 0000  13.0 N   82.5 E         30        IMD position
05 DEC 02 0600  12.3 N   82.5 E         30        
05 DEC 02 1200  12.0 N   81.5 E         30        TMD warnings
05 DEC 02 1800  12.0 N   80.5 E         30
05 DEC 03 0000  13.2 N   80.5 E         30
05 DEC 03 0600  12.6 N   80.0 E         25

Note: The above track with 6-hourly positions is a composite based
upon warnings issued by JTWC, the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD)
and the India Meteorological Department (IMD).  The TMD and IMD tracks
were compiled and sent to the author by Huang Chunliang (a special thanks
for this effort).  JTWC issued 12-hourly warnings beginning at 27/1800
UTC, and the 0600 and 1800 UTC entries are based upon that agency's
warnings.  The 0000 and 1200 UTC positions were taken from either IMD's
or TMD's respective tracks, and were chosen to make the best continuity
with JTWC's coordinates.  The MSW values for the 0000 and 1200 UTC data
points are basically an interpolation between JTWC's estimates for the
0600 and 1800 UTC times.  The track and intensities from 02/1200 UTC
onward were taken from TMD's track.

The TMD and IMD tracks, as sent by Huang Chunliang, follow in their
entirety for those who may wish to make their own comparisons.


Track from INDIA METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT (IMD/New Delhi)
----------------------------------------------------------

-->Cyclonic Storm BOB0503 (BAAZ)

Date           Press &
& Time   Sta   Wind(kts)      Position      Remark
======   ===   ============   ===========   
=============================================
112803     D   ----/25        10.5N 90.5E   Upgraded to D
112809    DD   ----/30        10.5N 89.0E   Upgraded to DD
112812    DD   ----/30        10.5N 88.5E
112818    CS   1004/35-45     10.5N 88.0E   Upgraded to CS
112821    CS   ----/--        10.5N 88.0E
112900    CS   1000/35        10.5N 87.5E
112903    CS   ----/--        10.5N 87.0E
112906    CS   1000/35-45     11.0N 86.0E
112909    CS   ----/--        11.5N 85.0E
112912    CS    998/40        12.0N 84.0E
112918    CS    998/35-45     12.0N 84.0E
112921    CS   ----/--        12.0N 84.0E
113000    CS    998/35-45     12.0N 84.0E
113003    CS   ----/--        12.0N 84.0E
113006    CS    998/40        12.5N 84.0E
113009    CS   ----/--        12.5N 84.0E
113012    CS   1000/40        12.5N 84.0E
113018    CS   1000/40        12.5N 84.0E
113021    CS   ----/--        12.5N 84.0E
120100    CS   1000/40        12.5N 84.0E
120103    CS   ----/--        12.5N 84.0E
120106    CS   1000/40        12.5N 83.5E
120109    CS   ----/--        12.5N 83.5E
120112    DD   1000/30        12.5N 83.5E   Downgraded to DD
120118    DD   ----/30        13.0N 83.0E
120121    DD   ----/30        13.0N 83.0E
120200    D    ----/25        13.0N 82.5E   Downgraded to D
120203    D    ----/25        13.0N 82.5E
120206    LPA  ----/--        13.0N 82.5E   Downgraded to LPA
120303    LPA  ----/--        -----------   Near the coastline of
                                            northern Tamil Nadu

Note: D = depression / DD = deep depression / CS = cyclonic storm
      LPA = low pressure area


Track from THAI METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT (TMD/Bangkok)
-------------------------------------------------------

-->Tropical Cyclone BAAZ (05B)

Date           Press &
& Time   Sta   Wind(kts)   Position
======   ===   =========   ===========
112718    TD   1004/30     11.0N 91.0E
112800    TD   1004/30     11.0N 90.5E
112806    TD   1004/30     11.2N 90.0E
112812    TD   1004/30     10.3N 89.0E
112818    TD   1004/30     11.4N 87.0E
112900    TC   1004/35     11.4N 87.0E
112906    TC   1004/35     11.4N 86.0E
112912    TC   1004/35     11.5N 85.0E
112918    TC   1004/35     11.5N 84.5E
113000    TC    999/40     12.0N 84.0E
113006    TC    998/40     12.8N 84.2E
113012    TC    998/40     13.0N 84.2E
113018    TC    998/45     13.0N 84.0E
120100    TC    998/40     12.5N 83.5E
120106    TC    998/40     12.5N 83.5E
120112    TC    998/40     12.5N 83.0E
120118    TC    998/40     12.5N 83.0E
120200    TC    998/35     12.5N 82.5E
120206    TC    998/40     12.5N 82.0E
120212    TD   1000/30     12.0N 81.5E
120218    TD   1004/27     12.0N 80.5E
120300    TD   1000/30     13.2N 80.5E
120306    TD   1000/27     12.6N 80.0E

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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 Depression (MFR-03)                        06 - 08 Nov

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Storm Name: None                  Cyclone Number: None    Basin: SWI
MFR Tropical Disturbance Number: 03

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

05 NOV 06 1200   8.6 S   77.4 E  1003         25  Locally 30 kts to S
05 NOV 07 0000   8.9 S   77.1 E   998         30
05 NOV 07 0600   8.4 S   77.3 E   998         30
05 NOV 07 1200   9.3 S   77.6 E   998         30
05 NOV 07 1800  10.0 S   77.5 E   998         30
05 NOV 08 0000  10.2 S   77.2 E   999         30
05 NOV 08 0600  10.3 S   77.3 E  1001         25  Locally 30 kts to S

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NORTHWEST AUSTRALIA/SOUTHEAST INDIAN OCEAN (AUW) - Longitude 90E to 135E


                        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 the Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres at Perth, Western
  Australia, and Darwin, Northern Territory.    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 the Australian centres and
  annotations made in the Remarks column when the differences in general
  amounted to 40-50 nm or more.


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

   Tropical Depression (02S / MFR-04)                  05 - 08 Nov
   Tropical Cyclone BERTIE-ALVIN (03S / MFR-05)        18 - 28 Nov

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Storm Name: None                  Cyclone Number: 02S     Basin: AUW/SWI
MFR Tropical Disturbance Number: 04

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

05 NOV 05 0400   8.3 S   97.1 E  1002         30  Perth warnings
05 NOV 05 1200   9.3 S   96.5 E  1002         30
05 NOV 05 1800   9.7 S   96.1 E  1002   35    30
05 NOV 06 0000  10.6 S   94.5 E  1002         30
05 NOV 06 0400  10.8 S   93.5 E   998   45    30
05 NOV 06 1200  11.6 S   91.9 E   997         30
05 NOV 06 1800  12.0 S   91.0 E   995   40    30  JTWC: 11.7S/91.6E
05 NOV 07 0000  11.8 S   89.5 E   995         30  MFR warnings--See Note
05 NOV 07 0600  13.2 S   89.7 E   997   35    30
05 NOV 07 1200  14.2 S   88.5 E   998         30
05 NOV 07 1800  14.8 S   86.2 E   998   35    30
05 NOV 08 0000  16.0 S   85.0 E   998         30
05 NOV 08 0600  16.5 S   83.2 E  1000   25    25  Locally 30 kts to S
05 NOV 08 1200  16.8 S   81.8 E  1001         25             "

Note: The 07/0000 UTC warning from La Reunion indicated that winds
locally were reaching gale-force 35-40 kts in the northwestern
quadrant under deep convection.

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Storm Name: BERTIE-ALVIN          Cyclone Number: 03S     Basin: AUW/SWI
(First name assigned by Perth TCWC)  MFR Tropical Disturbance Number: 05

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

05 NOV 18 0400   3.5 S   94.0 E  1005         25
05 NOV 18 1200   4.1 S   93.6 E  1003         25
05 NOV 18 1800   5.3 S   94.2 E  1001         30
05 NOV 19 0000   5.5 S   94.5 E   995         40
05 NOV 19 0600   6.2 S   94.3 E   995         40
05 NOV 19 1200   6.8 S   93.8 E   990         40
05 NOV 19 1800   7.2 S   93.6 E   985   40    45
05 NOV 20 0000   7.8 S   93.4 E   985         50
05 NOV 20 0600   8.0 S   93.3 E   980   50    55
05 NOV 20 1200   8.4 S   93.4 E   980         55
05 NOV 20 1800   8.8 S   93.2 E   975   55    60
05 NOV 21 0000   8.9 S   93.0 E   965         70
05 NOV 21 0600   9.7 S   92.1 E   960   75    75
05 NOV 21 1200  10.2 S   91.7 E   960         75
05 NOV 21 1800  10.3 S   91.7 E   960   80    75
05 NOV 22 0000  10.9 S   90.9 E   965         70
05 NOV 22 0600  11.8 S   90.5 E   955   80    80
05 NOV 22 1200  11.9 S   90.4 E   945         85
05 NOV 22 1800  12.1 S   90.3 E   930  105   100  MFR warnings
05 NOV 23 0000  12.5 S   90.3 E   930        100
05 NOV 23 0600  12.9 S   90.3 E   930  115   100
05 NOV 23 1200  13.4 S   90.3 E   930        100
05 NOV 23 1800  13.9 S   90.1 E   930  105   100
05 NOV 24 0000  14.3 S   89.9 E   935         95  Named Alvin
05 NOV 24 0600  14.6 S   89.8 E   935  105    95
05 NOV 24 1200  14.7 S   89.7 E   935         95
05 NOV 24 1800  14.8 S   89.4 E   945  100    85
05 NOV 25 0000  14.7 S   89.2 E   955         80
05 NOV 25 0600  14.4 S   88.6 E   980   65    55
05 NOV 25 1200  14.3 S   88.3 E   987         45
05 NOV 25 1800  14.0 S   87.7 E   990   45    45
05 NOV 26 0000  13.8 S   87.2 E   995   30    35
05 NOV 26 0600  13.9 S   86.6 E   996         35
05 NOV 26 1200  13.8 S   86.1 E   997         30  Locally 40 kts to S
05 NOV 26 1800  13.3 S   85.1 E   998         30  Locally 35 kts to S
05 NOV 27 0000  13.1 S   84.7 E   998         30            "
05 NOV 27 0600  12.7 S   83.9 E   998         30            "
05 NOV 27 1200  12.9 S   83.9 E   998         30            "
05 NOV 27 1800  12.4 S   83.3 E   999         25  Locally 30 kts to S
05 NOV 28 0000  12.3 S   83.3 E   999         25            "
05 NOV 28 0600  12.5 S   83.3 E  1000         25            "
05 NOV 28 1200  13.0 S   82.5 E  1000         25            "

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

     To repeat the caveat which is included in the Author's Note
  at the end of the cyclone summaries--the tropical cyclone tracks
  I prepare are based upon the operational warnings/advisories/
  advices/bulletins which are issued by 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>


  SPECIAL NOTE:  Back issues of the global tropical cyclone summaries
  and monthly cyclone track files can be obtained at the following
  websites:

    ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/pub/landsea/padgett/>
    http://australiasevereweather.com/cyclones/>
    http://www.typhoon2000.ph>
    http://mpittweather.com>
    http://www.tropicalcyclone2005.com/>


  PREPARED BY:

  Gary Padgett              [email protected]


  SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS BY:

  Michael V. Padua          [email protected] 
                            [email protected]

  Huang Chunliang           [email protected]

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Document: trak0511.htm
Updated: 11th December, 2005

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