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Monthly Global Tropical Cyclone Tracks May 2006
[Summaries and Track Data] [Prepared by Gary Padgett]

                GLOBAL TROPICAL CYCLONE TRACKS - MAY 2006


          !!!! 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 Storm ALETTA (01E)                         27 - 30 May

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Storm Name: ALETTA                Cyclone Number: 01E     Basin: NEP


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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06 MAY 27 0600  14.5 N  101.5 W  1005   25
06 MAY 27 1200  14.9 N  101.3 W  1004   30
06 MAY 27 1800  15.5 N  100.6 W  1003   35
06 MAY 28 0000  15.7 N  101.0 W  1003   35
06 MAY 28 0600  15.4 N  101.0 W  1002   40
06 MAY 28 1200  15.4 N  101.4 W  1002   40
06 MAY 28 1800  15.7 N  101.0 W  1002   40
06 MAY 29 0000  15.9 N  101.0 W  1002   40
06 MAY 29 0600  16.1 N  101.0 W  1002   40
06 MAY 29 1200  16.1 N  101.3 W  1002   40
06 MAY 29 1800  15.9 N  101.9 W  1002   35
06 MAY 30 0000  16.0 N  102.1 W  1004   30
06 MAY 30 0600  16.0 N  102.5 W  1005   30
06 MAY 30 1200  16.0 N  103.3 W  1005   30
06 MAY 30 1800  16.4 N  103.7 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).  A special thanks to Michael for his efforts.


                            Systems Tracked
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   Super Typhoon CHANCHU (02W / 0601 / CALOY)          08 - 20 May

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Storm Name: CHANCHU               Cyclone Number: 02W     Basin: NWP
PAGASA Internal Name: CALOY       JMA Tropical Storm Number: 0601

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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06 MAY 08 0600   9.0 N  137.0 E  1006         25  JMA bulletin
06 MAY 08 1200   9.0 N  136.0 E  1006         25         "
06 MAY 08 1800   8.6 N  135.2 E  1006   25    25
06 MAY 09 0000   8.1 N  133.3 E  1006   35    30  JMA: 8.8N/134.1E
06 MAY 09 0600   8.1 N  132.5 E  1004   35    30
06 MAY 09 1200   8.4 N  131.9 E  1000   40    35
06 MAY 09 1800   8.6 N  131.4 E  1000   45    35
06 MAY 10 0000   9.1 N  130.7 E   996   55    40
06 MAY 10 0600   9.6 N  129.6 E   990   55    45
06 MAY 10 1200   9.8 N  129.1 E   985   60    50
06 MAY 10 1800  10.3 N  128.8 E   985   75    50
06 MAY 11 0000  10.9 N  128.1 E   980   75    55
06 MAY 11 0600  11.4 N  126.8 E   980   75    55
06 MAY 11 1200  12.2 N  125.9 E   980   75    55
06 MAY 11 1800  12.4 N  124.6 E   980   65    55  Over northern Samar I.
06 MAY 12 0000  12.8 N  123.7 E   985   65    50  Just south of Legaspi
06 MAY 12 0600  13.0 N  122.6 E   985   75    50  Over Sibuyan Sea
06 MAY 12 1200  12.9 N  121.8 E   980   85    55  Just east of Mindoro I.
06 MAY 12 1800  12.7 N  121.2 E   980   85    55  Over central Mindoro I.
06 MAY 13 0000  13.4 N  120.6 E   980   75    55  Over NW Mindoro I.
06 MAY 13 0600  13.8 N  119.4 E   975   75    60  In South China Sea
06 MAY 13 1200  13.9 N  118.9 E   975   80    60
06 MAY 13 1800  13.9 N  118.3 E   970   80    65
06 MAY 14 0000  13.7 N  117.5 E   965   90    70
06 MAY 14 0600  13.9 N  116.5 E   960  100    75
06 MAY 14 1200  13.9 N  115.9 E   950  115    80
06 MAY 14 1800  13.8 N  115.4 E   940  130    85
06 MAY 15 0000  14.1 N  115.3 E   935  135    90
06 MAY 15 0600  14.8 N  115.2 E   930  120    90
06 MAY 15 1200  15.4 N  115.2 E   930  115    90
06 MAY 15 1800  16.2 N  115.1 E   930  110    90
06 MAY 16 0000  16.9 N  114.8 E   930  115    90
06 MAY 16 0600  17.7 N  114.8 E   940  110    85
06 MAY 16 1200  18.8 N  115.1 E   945  105    85
06 MAY 16 1800  19.5 N  115.4 E   945  105    85
06 MAY 17 0000  20.4 N  115.6 E   945  100    85
06 MAY 17 0600  21.3 N  116.0 E   950   95    80
06 MAY 17 1200  22.5 N  116.5 E   955   90    75
06 MAY 17 1800  23.4 N  117.0 E   965   75    70  On coast of SE China
06 MAY 18 0000  24.5 N  118.1 E   985   45    50           "
06 MAY 18 0600  26.1 N  119.3 E   996         40  Near Fuzhou/JMA wrngs
06 MAY 18 1200  28.5 N  121.3 E   996         40  On coast S of Shanghai
06 MAY 18 1800  31.5 N  123.4 E   996         40  Over East China Sea
06 MAY 19 0000  32.0 N  125.0 E   996         40  Extratropical
06 MAY 19 0600  32.0 N  127.0 E   996         35
06 MAY 19 1200  32.0 N  129.0 E  1000         30
06 MAY 19 1800  32.0 N  132.0 E   998         30  Near E coast of Kyushu
06 MAY 20 0000  34.0 N  134.0 E  1000         30  Over Shikoku
06 MAY 20 0600  36.0 N  140.0 E   996         30  Over Honshu near Tokyo
06 MAY 20 1200  36.0 N  142.0 E  1002         25  Over North Pacific

Note: The highest 10-min avg MSW assigned to Typhoon Chanchu by PAGASA
while in their AOR was 80 kts.

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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]

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Document: trak0605.htm
Updated: 1st June 2006

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