Tropical Cyclone Gita

Last Updated: 2/19/2018, 6:00:00 PM (UTC)

  • Location: 35.5 S 167 E
  • Movement: SE at 28 mph
  • Wind: 65 mph
  • Pressure: --
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WTPS31 PGTW 192100
MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI//
SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING//
RMKS/
1. TROPICAL CYCLONE 09P (GITA) WARNING NR 044    
   01 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE IN SOUTHPAC
   MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE AVERAGE
   WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
    ---
   WARNING POSITION:
   191800Z --- NEAR 35.5S 167.0E
     MOVEMENT PAST SIX HOURS - 125 DEGREES AT 28 KTS
     POSITION ACCURATE TO WITHIN 060 NM
     POSITION BASED ON CENTER LOCATED BY SATELLITE
   PRESENT WIND DISTRIBUTION:
   MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 055 KT, GUSTS 070 KT
   WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
   EXTRATROPICAL
   RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS - 035 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            030 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            075 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            080 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS - 200 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            180 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            120 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            125 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   REPEAT POSIT: 35.5S 167.0E
    ---
   FORECASTS:
   12 HRS, VALID AT:
   200600Z --- 39.6S 171.3E
   MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 050 KT, GUSTS 065 KT
   WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
   EXTRATROPICAL
   RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS - 025 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            025 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            060 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            065 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS - 195 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            200 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            170 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            135 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
   VECTOR TO 24 HR POSIT: 145 DEG/ 23 KTS
    ---
   24 HRS, VALID AT:
   201800Z --- 43.3S 174.8E
   MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 040 KT, GUSTS 050 KT
   WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
   EXTRATROPICAL
   RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS - 195 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
                            290 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
                            180 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
                            105 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
    ---
REMARKS:
192100Z POSITION NEAR 36.5S 168.1E.
TROPICAL CYCLONE (TC) 09P (GITA), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 501 NM
NORTHWEST OF WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND, HAS TRACKED SOUTHEASTWARD AT
28 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. THE FIRST FEW FRAMES OF MULTI-
SPECTRAL SATELLITE IMAGERY DEPICT A RAGGED AND ELONGATED LOW LEVEL 
CIRCULATION CENTER (LLCC) WITH DEEP CONVECTION DISPLACED WELL TO THE 
SOUTH DUE TO STRONG NORTHWESTERLY VERTICAL WIND SHEAR (VWS). GITA IS 
NOW ASSESSED AS FULLY EXTRA-TROPICAL. DUE TO A LACK OF RECENT 
MICROWAVE IMAGERY AND THE ASYMMETRIC LLCC STRUCTURE, THERE IS LOW 
CONFIDENCE IN THE INITIAL POSITION. DESPITE THE VWS AND LOSS OF DEEP 
CONVECTION, ROBUST POLEWARD OUTFLOW AND INTERACTION WITH THE MID-
LATITUDE JET HAS HELPED MAINTAIN THE STRONG CORE WINDS DURING THE 
EXTRA-TROPICAL TRANSITION. THE INITIAL INTENSITY IS ASSESSED AT 55 
KNOTS BASED ON THE LARGE SWATH OF 50-55 KNOT WINDS IN A 191125Z 
ASCAT PASS. TC 09P IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TRACKING SOUTHEASTWARD 
UNDER THE STEERING INFLUENCE OF A DEEP-LAYER SUB-TROPICAL RIDGE TO 
THE EAST, WITH A VERY GRADUAL DISSIPATION TREND. THIS IS THE FINAL 
WARNING ON THIS SYSTEM BY THE JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI. 
THE SYSTEM WILL BE CLOSELY MONITORED FOR SIGNS OF REGENERATION. 
MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 191800Z IS 22 FEET.//
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Storm Track Statistics

Feb 9
00:00 GMT
-13.8°
-175.5°
45 mph -- in
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Feb 9
06:00 GMT
-14.3°
-174.5°
45 mph -- in
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Feb 9
12:00 GMT
-14.5°
-173.0°
50 mph -- in
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Feb 9
18:00 GMT
-15.3°
-171.4°
50 mph -- in
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Feb 10
00:00 GMT
-16.1°
-170.0°
60 mph -- in
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Feb 10
06:00 GMT
-17.0°
-169.0°
60 mph -- in
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Feb 10
12:00 GMT
-18.2°
-168.5°
65 mph -- in
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Feb 10
18:00 GMT
-18.9°
-168.6°
85 mph -- in
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1
Feb 11
00:00 GMT
-20.5°
-168.3°
100 mph -- in
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2
Feb 11
06:00 GMT
-20.9°
-168.9°
105 mph -- in
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2
Feb 11
12:00 GMT
-21.4°
-170.2°
105 mph -- in
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2
Feb 11
18:00 GMT
-21.7°
-171.5°
110 mph -- in
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2
Feb 12
00:00 GMT
-21.8°
-172.6°
125 mph -- in
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3
Feb 12
06:00 GMT
-21.8°
-174.3°
145 mph -- in
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4
Feb 12
12:00 GMT
-21.5°
-175.5°
145 mph -- in
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4
Feb 12
18:00 GMT
-21.3°
-177.1°
145 mph -- in
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Feb 13
00:00 GMT
-21.2°
-178.4°
140 mph -- in
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Feb 13
06:00 GMT
-21.0°
-179.5°
130 mph -- in
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Feb 13
12:00 GMT
-21.1°
179.5°
125 mph -- in
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3
Feb 13
18:00 GMT
-21.0°
178.6°
125 mph -- in
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Feb 14
00:00 GMT
-21.1°
177.7°
130 mph -- in
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Feb 14
06:00 GMT
-21.3°
177.0°
130 mph -- in
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Feb 14
12:00 GMT
-21.5°
176.0°
130 mph -- in
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4
Feb 14
18:00 GMT
-21.5°
175.3°
120 mph -- in
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3
Feb 15
00:00 GMT
-21.5°
174.2°
120 mph -- in
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3
Feb 15
06:00 GMT
-21.8°
173.4°
120 mph -- in
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3
Feb 15
12:00 GMT
-22.3°
172.2°
115 mph -- in
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3
Feb 15
18:00 GMT
-22.6°
171.2°
115 mph -- in
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3
Feb 16
00:00 GMT
-22.8°
170.0°
110 mph -- in
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2
Feb 16
06:00 GMT
-23.2°
169.0°
105 mph -- in
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2
Feb 16
12:00 GMT
-23.5°
168.0°
90 mph -- in
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1
Feb 16
18:00 GMT
-23.8°
167.3°
85 mph -- in
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Feb 17
00:00 GMT
-24.5°
166.4°
80 mph -- in
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Feb 17
06:00 GMT
-24.9°
165.6°
75 mph -- in
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Feb 17
12:00 GMT
-25.5°
164.7°
70 mph -- in
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Feb 17
18:00 GMT
-26.0°
164.1°
70 mph -- in
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Feb 18
00:00 GMT
-26.7°
163.3°
65 mph -- in
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Feb 18
06:00 GMT
-27.4°
162.6°
60 mph -- in
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Feb 18
12:00 GMT
-28.2°
162.4°
60 mph -- in
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Feb 18
18:00 GMT
-29.2°
161.9°
60 mph -- in
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Feb 19
00:00 GMT
-30.9°
161.9°
60 mph -- in
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Feb 19
06:00 GMT
-32.6°
162.6°
60 mph -- in
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Feb 19
12:00 GMT
-34.0°
164.3°
60 mph -- in
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Feb 19
18:00 GMT
-35.5°
167.0°
65 mph -- in
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