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Monthly Global Tropical Cyclone Tracks January 2011
[Summaries and Track Data] [Prepared by Gary Padgett]

              GLOBAL TROPICAL CYCLONE TRACKS - JANUARY 2011

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

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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.

     Following is the link to the Wikipedia page for the 2011 North
  Indian Ocean Cyclone Season:

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_North_Indian_Ocean_cyclone_season>


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

   Tropical Disturbance (Invest 90B)                   11 - 12 Jan                                                     

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Storm Name: None                  Cyclone Number: None    Basin: NIO
(NRL Invest 90B)

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

11 JAN 11 0830   7.1 N   85.0 E                   SAB T2.0/2.0
11 JAN 11 1430   7.1 N   84.2 E                   SAB T2.0/2.0
11 JAN 11 2030   7.2 N   85.5 E                   SAB T2.0/2.0
11 JAN 12 0230   6.9 N   85.2 E                   SAB T1.5/2.0
11 JAN 12 0830   7.3 N   85.2 E                   SAB T1.0/2.0
11 JAN 12 1530   7.1 N   83.8 E                   SAB T1.0/1.5

Note: This system was not classified as a depression by the IMD.  The
Dvorak classifications from SAB suggest that it possibly might have been
a 30-kt depression.

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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.

     Following is the link to the Wikipedia page for the 2010-2011
  Southwest Indian Ocean Cyclone Season:

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010%E2%80%9311_South-West_Indian_Ocean_cyclone_season>


                             Systems Tracked
                             ---------------
         
   Tropical Depression (MFR-03)                        31 Dec - 03 Jan
   Tropical Disturbance (Invest 92S)                   14 - 16 Jan
   Tropical Disturbance (MFR-04)                       30 - 31 Jan

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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)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

10 DEC 31 2100  12.1 S   85.7 E                   SAB: T2.0/2.0
11 JAN 01 0230  11.7 S   84.3 E                   SAB: T2.0/2.0
11 JAN 01 0830  11.7 S   83.3 E                   SAB: T1.5/2.0
11 JAN 01 1430  11.8 S   82.4 E                   SAB: T1.5/2.0
11 JAN 01 2030  11.8 S   81.5 E                   SAB: T2.0/2.0
11 JAN 02 0230  11.1 S   82.4 E                   SAB: T1.5/2.0
11 JAN 02 0600  10.7 S   80.9 E   999         25  MFR bulletins
11 JAN 02 1800  11.7 S   80.3 E   996         30
11 JAN 03 0000  11.7 S   79.9 E   996         30
11 JAN 03 0600  12.4 S   81.1 E   997         25  Locally 30 kts SW quad
11 JAN 03 1200  13.6 S   81.2 E   998         25

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Storm Name: None                  Cyclone Number: None    Basin: SWI
(NRL Invest 92S)

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

11 JAN 14 2030  16.8 S   55.0 E                   SAB T2.0/2.0
11 JAN 15 0230  16.8 S   53.7 E                   SAB T2.5/2.5
11 JAN 15 0830  17.0 S   53.3 E                   SAB T2.0/2.5
11 JAN 15 1430  17.0 S   52.0 E                   SAB T2.0/2.5
11 JAN 15 2030  17.0 S   50.9 E                   SAB T2.5/2.5
11 JAN 16 0230  16.9 S   49.8 E                   SAB T2.0/2.5
11 JAN 16 0830  16.0 S   48.8 E                   Overland (Madagascar)

Note: The above track for this system is based entirely on satellite
classifications from SAB, which suggest a strong tropical depression or
possibly minimal tropical storm.  The system appeared to be quite
well-organized in satellite imagery.  It is a little surprising that
MFR never issued any bulletins nor assigned a tropical disturbance number
to the system.  JTWC issued a TCFA at 15/0730 UTC but cancelled it when
the system approached Madagascar.

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Storm Name: None                  Cyclone Number: None    Basin: SWI
MFR Tropical Disturbance Number: 04

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

11 JAN 30 1800  29.1 S   52.3 E   998         25  Locally 30 kts SE quad
11 JAN 31 0000  29.7 S   51.1 E   998         25  30 kts NE & SE quads
11 JAN 31 0600  30.5 S   49.9 E   998         25           "

Note: At 30/1800 UTC, MFR assigned a Dvorak rating of T2.0/2.0.  The
highest from SAB was T1.5/1.5.

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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.

     Following is the link to the Wikipedia page for the 2010-2011
  Australian Region Cyclone Season:

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010%E2%80%9311_Australian_region_cyclone_season>


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

   Tropical Cyclone VINCE (09U / 06S)                  11 - 23 Jan
   Severe Tropical Cyclone BIANCA (12U / 10S)          21 - 30 Jan

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Storm Name: VINCE                 Cyclone Number: 06S     Basin: AUW
(Name assigned by Perth TCWC - Australian LOW 09U)

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

11 JAN 11 0000  14.9 S  108.3 E   996         25  Locally 40 kts NW quad
11 JAN 11 0600  14.9 S  107.7 E   994         30  Locally 40 kts SW quad
11 JAN 11 1200  14.9 S  107.5 E   994         30        "
11 JAN 11 1800  14.9 S  107.5 E   990         30        "
11 JAN 12 0000  14.9 S  107.1 E   987         40  Named TC Vince
11 JAN 12 0600  14.9 S  107.5 E   987         40
11 JAN 12 1200  15.2 S  108.4 E   986   40    40
11 JAN 12 1800  15.3 S  109.1 E   986         40
11 JAN 13 0000  15.2 S  109.4 E   986   40    40  JTWC 15.6S/108.8E
11 JAN 13 0600  15.7 S  109.5 E   986         40
11 JAN 13 1200  15.9 S  110.3 E   986   40    40
11 JAN 13 1800  16.1 S  111.1 E   986         40
11 JAN 14 0000  16.3 S  112.5 E   990   35    40
11 JAN 14 0600  16.1 S  113.6 E   996         30  Locally 40 kts N quad
11 JAN 14 1200  16.3 S  114.5 E         35        JTWC warnings
11 JAN 15 0000  15.9 S  114.5 E         35
11 JAN 15 1200  15.8 S  114.1 E         35
11 JAN 16 0000  16.0 S  113.2 E         30
11 JAN 16 0600  16.3 S  112.7 E  1000   30        NRL data
11 JAN 16 1200  16.4 S  112.2 E  1000   30
11 JAN 16 1800  17.0 S  111.8 E  1000   30
11 JAN 17 0000  17.5 S  111.3 E  1000   30
11 JAN 17 0600  18.0 S  110.6 E  1000   30
11 JAN 17 1200  19.7 S  107.6 E  1000             Re-analysis data
11 JAN 17 1800  19.4 S  105.5 E  1001
11 JAN 18 0000  20.0 S  104.9 E  1001
11 JAN 18 0600  20.0 S  102.8 E  1001
11 JAN 18 1200  20.1 S  102.3 E  1001
11 JAN 18 1800  19.4 S  100.5 E  1002
11 JAN 19 0000  19.7 S   99.6 E  1002
11 JAN 19 0600  19.7 S   99.3 E  1003
11 JAN 19 1200  17.9 S   99.5 E  1002
11 JAN 19 1800  18.3 S   97.1 E  1004
11 JAN 20 0000  17.6 S   95.8 E  1002
11 JAN 20 0600  17.5 S   95.1 E  1003
11 JAN 20 1200  17.5 S   95.1 E  1002
11 JAN 20 1800  17.6 S   95.0 E  1004
11 JAN 21 0000  17.4 S   93.5 E  1002
11 JAN 21 0600  17.7 S   93.0 E  1003
11 JAN 21 1200  17.2 S   93.5 E  1002
11 JAN 21 1800  17.1 S   92.8 E  1004
11 JAN 22 0000  17.2 S   92.8 E  1003
11 JAN 22 0600  17.4 S   92.5 E  1004
11 JAN 22 1200  17.5 S   92.4 E  1004
11 JAN 22 1800  17.4 S   92.4 E  1007
11 JAN 23 0000  16.7 S   92.4 E  1006
11 JAN 23 0600  16.8 S   92.7 E  1007 

Note: BoM ceased warnings at 14/0600 UTC, and JTWC's final warning was 
issued at 16/0000 UTC.  Positions after this point are based upon NRL
and NCEP re-analysis data sent to the author by Steve Young.

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Storm Name: BIANCA                Cyclone Number: 10S     Basin: AUW
(Name assigned by Perth TCWC - Australian LOW 12U)

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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11 JAN 21 0600  15.8 S  129.0 E  1001             Over land
11 JAN 21 1200  15.8 S  128.5 E  1002                  "
11 JAN 21 1800  15.0 S  128.8 E  1002                  "
11 JAN 22 0000  14.9 S  129.1 E  1003                  "
11 JAN 22 0600  14.8 S  129.5 E  1000             Near coast
11 JAN 22 1200  14.8 S  129.3 E  1002                  "
11 JAN 22 1800  14.5 S  128.8 E  1001             Over water
11 JAN 23 0000  14.3 S  128.8 E  1001 
11 JAN 23 0600  14.3 S  129.2 E   998
11 JAN 23 1200  14.4 S  128.9 E  1001
11 JAN 23 1800  14.7 S  128.1 E  1000
11 JAN 24 0000  14.7 S  127.1 E  1000         20
11 JAN 24 0600  14.4 S  126.4 E   998         25  Back over land
11 JAN 24 1200  14.9 S  126.1 E   998         25       "
11 JAN 24 1800  15.4 S  125.3 E   997         25  Near coast
11 JAN 25 0000  16.1 S  124.3 E   997         25       "
11 JAN 25 0600  16.6 S  123.2 E   995         30       "
11 JAN 25 1200  17.3 S  121.9 E   994   35    30  Over water
11 JAN 25 1800  17.8 S  120.8 E   990         40  Named TC Bianca
11 JAN 26 0000  18.8 S  119.7 E   984   45    50
11 JAN 26 0600  19.4 S  118.2 E   980   55    55
11 JAN 26 1200  19.4 S  116.7 E   976   60    60
11 JAN 26 1800  19.4 S  115.9 E   970   60    65
11 JAN 27 0000  19.8 S  115.0 E   965   60    70
11 JAN 27 0600  20.2 S  114.0 E   962   65    75
11 JAN 27 1200  20.6 S  112.9 E   958   65    75
11 JAN 27 1800  21.7 S  111.6 E   950   90    85
11 JAN 28 0000  23.0 S  110.3 E   951         85
11 JAN 28 0600  23.9 S  108.9 E   950  115    85  
11 JAN 28 1200  24.8 S  108.3 E   945         90
11 JAN 28 1800  26.2 S  107.7 E   965   75    75
11 JAN 29 0000  27.5 S  107.8 E   965         70
11 JAN 29 0600  28.9 S  108.2 E   970   65    65  JTWC: 29.4S/108.7E
11 JAN 29 1200  29.9 S  109.4 E   975         55
11 JAN 29 1800  30.8 S  110.8 E   985   45    45
11 JAN 30 0000  31.0 S  112.0 E   998         30  Ex-TC
11 JAN 30 0600  31.4 S  113.4 E   998         30

Note: Track from 21/0600 to 23/1800 UTC sourced from severe weather
warnings issued by Darwin.

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NORTHEAST AUSTRALIA/CORAL SEA (AUE) - Longitude 135E to 160E


                         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 Darwin, Northern
  Territory; Brisbane, Queensland; and Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
  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.

     Following is the link to the Wikipedia page for the 2010-2011
  Australian Region Cyclone Season:

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010%E2%80%9311_Australian_region_cyclone_season>


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

   Severe Tropical Cyclone ZELIA (10U / 07P / 05F)     13 - 19 Jan
   Tropical Cyclone ANTHONY (11U / 09P / 08F)          22 - 31 Jan

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Storm Name: ZELIA                 Cyclone Number: 07P     Basin: AUE/SPA
(Name assigned by Brisbane TCWC - Australian LOW 10U - Fiji TD 05F)

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

11 JAN 13 0000  14.7 S  149.9 E  1000         25
11 JAN 13 0600  14.2 S  149.8 E   997         25
11 JAN 13 1200  13.5 S  149.6 E   996         30
11 JAN 13 1800  12.4 S  149.9 E   996         30
11 JAN 14 0000  12.5 S  150.7 E   995   35    30
11 JAN 14 0300  12.5 S  151.3 E   992         35  Named TC Zelia
11 JAN 14 0600  12.8 S  151.5 E   992         35
11 JAN 14 1200  13.8 S  152.2 E   989   55    40  JTWC: 13.1S/152.0E
11 JAN 14 1800  14.0 S  152.2 E   989         40
11 JAN 15 0000  14.6 S  152.3 E   987   55    45
11 JAN 15 0600  15.1 S  152.5 E   982         50
11 JAN 15 1200  15.5 S  153.1 E   975   60    65
11 JAN 15 1800  16.1 S  154.9 E   970         80
11 JAN 16 0000  17.5 S  156.8 E   965   85    80
11 JAN 16 0600  19.0 S  158.7 E   957         85
11 JAN 16 1200  20.6 S  160.7 E   957   90    85  Fiji warnings
11 JAN 16 1800  22.4 S  162.7 E   970         80
11 JAN 17 0000  24.9 S  165.0 E   970   75    80
11 JAN 17 0600  27.5 S  167.5 E   975         60  NZ warnings
11 JAN 17 1200  29.6 S  169.2 E   980   55    55
11 JAN 17 1800  33.3 S  169.4 E   990   45    45  NZ: 32S/170E
11 JAN 18 0000  35.0 S  170.0 E   988         40  NZ warnings/extratrop.
11 JAN 18 0600  40.0 S  172.0 E   987         40
11 JAN 18 1200  44.0 S  174.0 E   980         40
11 JAN 18 1800  48.0 S  177.0 E   974         50
11 JAN 19 0000  50.0 S  180.0 E   971         50
11 JAN 19 0600  51.0 S  176.0 W   969         50
11 JAN 19 1200  51.0 S  172.0 W   974         50

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Storm Name: ANTHONY               Cyclone Number: 09P     Basin: AUE/SPA
(Name assigned by Brisbane TCWC - Australian LOW 11U - Fiji TD 08F)

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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11 JAN 22 0600  16.2 S  146.5 E   999             Gale warning
11 JAN 22 1200  15.6 S  146.7 E   999                  "
11 JAN 22 1800  15.3 S  147.6 E   996                  "
11 JAN 22 2100  15.3 S  148.2 E   994         35  Named TC Anthony
11 JAN 23 0000  15.5 S  148.9 E   990   35    40
11 JAN 23 0600  15.7 S  150.9 E   988         45
11 JAN 23 1200  16.5 S  153.4 E   986   45    45
11 JAN 23 1800  16.7 S  155.3 E   991         40
11 JAN 24 0000  18.3 S  157.0 E   998   40    35
11 JAN 24 0600  18.5 S  158.4 E   995         35
11 JAN 24 1200  19.0 S  159.8 E   997   35    35
11 JAN 24 1800  19.0 S  160.1 E   988         40
11 JAN 25 0000  19.4 S  160.8 E   992   35    35
11 JAN 25 0400  19.6 S  160.7 E   994         30  Ex-TC
11 JAN 25 1200  19.4 S  160.0 E   996   30    35  Some peripheral gales
11 JAN 25 1800  19.2 S  159.6 E   996         35
11 JAN 26 0000  19.0 S  159.5 E   997         35
11 JAN 26 0600  18.9 S  158.5 E   996         35
11 JAN 26 1200  18.6 S  158.0 E   996         35
11 JAN 26 1800  18.8 S  156.7 E   996         35
11 JAN 27 0000  17.8 S  155.6 E   999         35
11 JAN 27 0600  17.4 S  154.8 E   998         35
11 JAN 27 1200  16.8 S  154.3 E   998         35
11 JAN 27 1800  16.1 S  154.4 E   995         35
11 JAN 28 0000  16.0 S  155.1 E   990         35  Regenerated as TC
11 JAN 28 0600  15.7 S  155.3 E   988         35
11 JAN 28 1200  16.1 S  155.2 E   997         35
11 JAN 28 1800  16.1 S  154.7 E   999         35
11 JAN 29 0000  15.5 S  154.7 E   996         35
11 JAN 29 0600  15.5 S  153.9 E   996         35
11 JAN 29 1200  15.9 S  153.4 E   996         35
11 JAN 29 1500  16.2 S  153.0 E   996         35
11 JAN 29 1800  17.1 S  152.0 E   988         35
11 JAN 30 0000  18.3 S  150.9 E   988   35    45
11 JAN 30 0300  18.8 S  150.2 E   988         50
11 JAN 30 0600  19.2 S  149.5 E   988         50
11 JAN 30 0800  19.6 S  149.1 E   984         55
11 JAN 30 1200  20.0 S  148.1 E   991   40    45  Crossing coast
11 JAN 30 1400  20.2 S  147.7 E   999         30  Ex-TC Inland
11 JAN 30 1800  18.5 S  147.2 E  1005             NCEP re-analysis data
11 JAN 31 0000  19.3 S  142.9 E  1008                       "

Notes: JTWC ceased warnings at 25/1200 UTC then issued five formation 
alerts prior to recommencing warnings at 30/0000 UTC.  BoM issued a 
number of warnings at non-standard times as system approached QLD coast.

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SOUTH PACIFIC (SPA) - South Pacific Ocean East of Longitude 160E


                        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 Nadi, Fiji, and
  Wellington, New Zealand.  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 Southern Hemisphere centres and annotations made in the
  Remarks column when the differences in general amounted to 40-50 nm
  or more.

     Following is the link to the Wikipedia page for the 2010-2011
  South Pacific Cyclone Season:

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010%E2%80%9311_South_Pacific_cyclone_season>


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

   Severe Tropical Cyclone VANIA (03F / 05P)           05 - 18 Jan
   Severe Tropical Cyclone WILMA (06F / 08P)           19 - 30 Jan
   Tropical Depression (07F)                           21 - 22 Jan
   Severe Tropical Cyclone YASI (09F / 11P / 14U)      26 Jan - 05 Feb

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Storm Name: VANIA                 Cyclone Number: 05P     Basin: SPA
Fiji Tropical Disturbance Number: 03F

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

11 JAN 05 2100  17.0 S  176.5 E  1004
11 JAN 06 0600  17.0 S  176.0 E  1003
11 JAN 06 1800  17.0 S  175.0 E  1003
11 JAN 06 2100  17.1 S  174.8 E  1003
11 JAN 07 0600  18.8 S  174.9 E  1001
11 JAN 07 1800  19.0 S  172.5 E  1001
11 JAN 07 2100  19.1 S  172.1 E  1001
11 JAN 08 0600  18.6 S  172.0 E  1000
11 JAN 08 1800  19.0 S  173.0 E  1000
11 JAN 08 2100  18.0 S  172.0 E  1000
11 JAN 09 0600  17.0 S  170.0 E   999
11 JAN 09 1800  18.0 S  169.0 E   998         35
11 JAN 10 0000  17.1 S  169.8 E   997
11 JAN 10 0600  17.4 S  170.1 E   997         35
11 JAN 10 1200  17.6 S  169.9 E   997
11 JAN 10 1800  18.6 S  170.0 E   995         35
11 JAN 11 0000  18.9 S  169.8 E   996
11 JAN 11 0600  19.3 S  169.6 E   994         35
11 JAN 11 1200  19.3 S  169.6 E   996         35
11 JAN 11 1800  19.1 S  169.4 E   990   35    30
11 JAN 11 2100  19.1 S  169.3 E   988         35  Named TC Vania
11 JAN 12 0000  19.2 S  169.3 E   988         35
11 JAN 12 0600  19.3 S  169.2 E   987         35
11 JAN 12 1200  19.3 S  169.0 E   987   45    35
11 JAN 12 1800  19.2 S  168.8 E   977   60    50
11 JAN 13 0000  19.8 S  168.3 E   975         55
11 JAN 13 0600  20.2 S  167.9 E   975   60    60
11 JAN 13 1200  20.6 S  167.7 E   970         65
11 JAN 13 1800  21.1 S  167.7 E   978   55    50
11 JAN 14 0000  21.6 S  167.4 E   978         50
11 JAN 14 0600  22.2 S  167.4 E   980   45    50  JTWC: 22.0S/166.6E
11 JAN 14 1200  22.5 S  167.3 E   982         45
11 JAN 14 1800  22.7 S  167.1 E   984   40    35
11 JAN 15 0000  24.4 S  167.0 E   988         30  Ex-TC/Peripheral gales
11 JAN 15 0600  26.3 S  166.1 E         35        JTWC's final warning
11 JAN 15 1200  26.8 S  165.5 E  1000   30        NRL data
11 JAN 15 1800  27.8 S  165.0 E  1000   30
11 JAN 16 0000  28.4 S  164.6 E  1000   30
11 JAN 16 0600  28.9 S  164.4 E  1000   30
11 JAN 16 1200  29.7 S  164.4 E  1000   30
11 JAN 16 1800  31.5 S  164.1 E  1000   30
11 JAN 17 0000  32.3 S  163.9 E  1000   30
11 JAN 17 0600  33.4 S  163.5 E   994             NCEP re-analysis data
11 JAN 17 1200  35.0 S  164.8 E   995
11 JAN 17 1800  35.5 S  166.5 E   993             Frontal
11 JAN 18 0000  38.1 S  167.9 E   992
11 JAN 18 0600  38.8 S  170.4 E   991

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Storm Name: WILMA                 Cyclone Number: 08P     Basin: SPA
Fiji Tropical Disturbance Number: 06F

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

11 JAN 19 0600  13.2 S  178.6 W  1004
11 JAN 19 2100  12.0 S  178.0 W  1004
11 JAN 20 0600  12.7 S  178.2 W  1002
11 JAN 20 2100  13.7 S  177.1 W  1003
11 JAN 21 0600  14.3 S  176.8 W  1003
11 JAN 21 0900  14.7 S  176.9 W  1001
11 JAN 21 1800  14.0 S  174.5 W  1001
11 JAN 21 2100  14.0 S  174.4 W  1001
11 JAN 22 0000  14.1 S  174.1 W   998   35    25
11 JAN 22 0600  14.2 S  173.7 W   998   40    25  JTWC: 12.8S/172.9W
11 JAN 22 1200  13.3 S  172.7 W   995         35  Named TC Wilma
11 JAN 22 1800  11.8 S  171.0 W   995   50    35
11 JAN 23 0000  11.6 S  170.3 W   995         40
11 JAN 23 0600  11.8 S  170.1 W   995   50    40
11 JAN 23 1200  12.8 S  171.0 W   994         40
11 JAN 23 1800  14.0 S  171.0 W   990   50    40
11 JAN 24 0000  15.0 S  171.2 W   990         40
11 JAN 24 0600  15.9 S  171.1 W   985   55    50
11 JAN 24 1200  16.9 S  171.5 W   985         50
11 JAN 24 1800  18.8 S  173.0 W   970   65    65
11 JAN 25 0000  20.6 S  175.3 W   970         65
11 JAN 25 0600  21.5 S  177.2 W   965   85    70
11 JAN 25 1200  22.4 S  179.9 W   965         80
11 JAN 25 1800  22.6 S  178.5 E   960   90    85
11 JAN 26 0000  22.9 S  177.2 E   950         90
11 JAN 26 0600  23.4 S  176.0 E   940  115    95
11 JAN 26 1200  23.6 S  175.1 E   940        100
11 JAN 26 1800  24.4 S  174.3 E   930        100
11 JAN 27 0000  24.9 S  173.7 E   930  100   100
11 JAN 27 0600  26.1 S  172.9 E   950         80  NZ warnings
11 JAN 27 1200  27.2 S  172.2 E   955   75    80
11 JAN 27 1800  27.9 S  171.7 E   975         60
11 JAN 28 0000  30.5 S  172.2 E   980   45    55  JTWC: 30.0S/171.6E
11 JAN 28 0600  32.5 S  172.7 E   978         55
11 JAN 28 1200  34.4 S  174.7 E   981   35    55
11 JAN 28 1800  36.0 S  177.0 E   978         50
11 JAN 29 0000  39.0 S  179.0 W   989         50
11 JAN 29 0600  44.0 S  176.0 W   972         50
11 JAN 29 1200  46.0 S  173.0 W   968         50
11 JAN 29 1800  48.0 S  170.0 W   961         50
11 JAN 30 0000  50.0 S  167.0 W   961         50
11 JAN 30 0600  53.0 S  162.0 W   960         50
11 JAN 30 1200  55.0 S  158.0 W   959         50

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Storm Name: None                  Cyclone Number: None    Basin: SPA
Fiji Tropical Disturbance Number: 07F

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

11 JAN 21 0600  21.8 S  163.0 E   998         25  Perip. gales SE quad
11 JAN 21 1200  22.9 S  166.9 E   998         25            "
11 JAN 21 1800  23.6 S  168.6 E   998         30  Perip. gales N to SW
11 JAN 22 0000  25.0 S  168.0 E   996         30  Perip. gales NE quad

Note: The system entered Wellington's AOR after 22/0000 UTC and was 
declared an extratropical gale in the next warning.

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Storm Name: YASI                  Cyclone Number: 11P     Basin: SPA/AUE
Fiji Tropical Disturbance Number: 09F - Australian LOW 14U

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

11 JAN 26 2100  14.5 S  176.8 W  1005
11 JAN 27 0600  13.8 S  179.2 E  1004
11 JAN 27 2100  12.3 S  179.3 W  1004
11 JAN 28 0600  13.0 S  179.0 E  1003
11 JAN 28 1800  13.9 S  178.4 E  1003
11 JAN 28 2100  14.0 S  178.3 E  1003
11 JAN 29 0600  14.2 S  172.9 E  1003
11 JAN 29 1200  14.2 S  171.9 E  1003
11 JAN 29 1800  14.3 S  171.3 E  1003         35  Perip. gales S semi
11 JAN 30 0000  13.4 S  170.1 E   998   35
11 JAN 30 0300  13.4 S  169.9 E   995         35  Named TC Yasi
11 JAN 30 0600  13.3 S  169.3 E   994         35
11 JAN 30 1200  13.9 S  167.7 E   987   45    45  JTWC: 13.2S/167.6E
11 JAN 30 1800  13.6 S  165.9 E   987         45
11 JAN 31 0000  13.6 S  164.2 E   980   65    55
11 JAN 31 0300  13.6 S  163.4 E   975         60  BoM warnings
11 JAN 31 0600  13.8 S  162.5 E   970         75
11 JAN 31 1200  13.4 S  160.6 E   963   90    80
11 JAN 31 1800  13.6 S  158.4 E   960         85
11 FEB 01 0000  14.0 S  156.7 E   960  100    85
11 FEB 01 0600  14.4 S  154.9 E   960         85
11 FEB 01 1200  15.0 S  153.1 E   940  120   100
11 FEB 01 1800  15.7 S  151.7 E   924        115
11 FEB 02 0000  16.4 S  149.9 E   922  125   115
11 FEB 02 0600  17.1 S  148.1 E   930        110
11 FEB 02 1200  17.5 S  146.9 E   930  135   110  Close to Qld coast
11 FEB 02 1800  18.4 S  145.1 E   950         90  Over land
11 FEB 03 0000  19.5 S  142.9 E   980   60    50  JTWC: 19.3S/143.4E
11 FEB 03 0600  20.0 S  141.6 E   998         35   
11 FEB 03 1200  20.8 S  140.0 E   991         30  Final BoM advice
11 FEB 03 1800  20.8 S  139.3 E  1000         30  NRL data
11 FEB 04 0000  21.6 S  138.5 E  1000         30
11 FEB 04 0600  22.3 S  137.9 E  1004         25
11 FEB 04 1200  23.3 S  137.5 E  1004         25
11 FEB 04 1800  24.3 S  136.1 E  1004         25
11 FEB 05 0000  24.6 S  135.4 E  1004         25
11 FEB 05 0600  25.2 S  135.0 E  1004         25
11 FEB 05 1200  25.4 S  135.4 E  1004         25
11 FEB 05 1800  25.6 S  135.3 E  1004         25

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                   ********** SPECIAL NOTE **********

     I now have some assistants who are helping to prepare the monthly
  tropical cyclone files, and I'd like to thank them for their willing-
  ness to assist me.  Kevin Boyle, of Stoke-on-Trent, UK, will be 
  preparing the tracks for Northwest Pacific basin tropical cyclones 
  during the most active part of the NWP season from June through 
  December. 

     Michael Bath, of McLeans Ridges, New South Wales, Australia, is now
  preparing the track files for Australian Region and South Pacific
  tropical cyclones.  Also, Steve Young sends me tracks with data for 
  the pre-warning and post-warning stages of tropical cyclones in all 
  basins, prepared primarily from NCEP re-analysis data or else taken
  from NRL files.

     A very special thanks is due to Kevin, Michael and Steve for their
  assistance.

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                   SOURCES OF TROPICAL CYCLONE INFORMATION

     The purpose of this section is to list some websites where many and
  varied types of tropical cyclone information are archived.  Many readers
  will know about these already, but for the benefit of those who don't,
  I wanted to include them. 

  (1) Aircraft Reconnaissance Information
  ---------------------------------------

     Various types of messages from reconnaissance aircraft may be
  retrieved from the following FTP site:

     ftp://ftp.nhc.noaa.gov/pub/products/nhc/recon/>

     Information regarding how to interpret the coded reconnaissance
  messages may be found at the following URL:

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

  Links are also included to websites with further information about the
  U. S. Air Force 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron and the NOAA Air-
  craft Operations Center.

  (2) Archived Advisories
  -----------------------

     All the advisory products (public advisories, forecast/advisories,
  strike probabilities, discussions, various graphics) issued by TPC/NHC
  are archived on TPC's website.  For the current year (using 2004 as an
  example), the archived products can be found at:

     http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2004/index.shtml>

  Links to tropical products archives for earlier years are available at
  the following URL:

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

  JTWC warnings for past storms are archived on the NRL Monterrey website:

     http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/tc_pages/tc_home.html>

  On the NRL site, the link to past years can be found in the upper left 
  corner of the screen.

     I am not aware at the moment of any other TCWC which archives all
  its tropical cyclone warning/advisory products for public access, but
  if I learn of any, I will add them to this list.

  (3) Satellite Imagery
  ---------------------

     Satellite images of tropical cyclones in various sensor bands are
  available on the NRL Monterrey and University of Wisconsin websites,
  courtesy of Jeff Hawkins and Chris Velden and their associates.  The
  links are:

     http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/tc_pages/tc_home.html>

     http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/tropic/tropic.html>

  On the NRL site, the link to past years can be found in the upper left 
  corner of the screen.  For the CIMSS site, a link to data archives is 
  located in the lower left portion of the screen.

     Additional tropical satellite imagery, along with looping ability for
  composite microwave imagery for the Western Hemisphere north of the
  equator, can be found at:

  (1) For the Eastern North Pacific:

     http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/trop-epac.html>

  (2) For the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea:

     http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/trop-atl.html>

  (4) Cyclone Tracking Information
  --------------------------------

     There is a U. S. Navy site that tracks tropical cyclones at 6-hourly
  intervals which often includes pre and post-advisory positions.  The
  link to the site is:

  http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/atcf_web/doc_archives/>

     Steve Young has compiled many of these tracks onto a single webpage
  which is very user-friendly:

  http://home.earthlink.net/~shy9/tc1.htm>

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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://www.usno.navy.mil/JTWC>


  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>


  PREPARED BY:

  Gary Padgett              garyp@alaweb.com
  Kevin Boyle               michaelpace@btinternet.com
  Michael Bath              mbath@ozemail.com.au


  SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS BY:

  Michael V. Padua          michaelpadua@hotmail.com 
                            webmaster@typhoon2000.ph
  Steve Young               shy9@earthlink.net

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Document: trak1101.htm
Updated: 6 March 2011

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