Update on Tropical Depression Debby

Tropical Depression Debby

From Dr. Tim Doggett, principal scientist at AIR Worldwide “The larger scale steering currents, which have been stagnant over the past week, finally shifted a bit in the past day, as a cold front pushed out of Canada and off the east coast. This change in conditions allowed Debby to start moving east with a faster forward speed. This resulted in a landfall last night. Subsequently, Debby has already trekked across Florida and is exiting back out over the Atlantic Ocean. The storms intensity has decreased to 35 mph, while…

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Tropical Storm Nanmadol Poised for China Landfall after Battering Taiwan and Philippines

BOSTON, Aug. 30, 2011 – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Tropical Storm Nanmadol is moving slowly at about 3.2 km/h across the Taiwan Strait toward a landfall in China’s Fujian province sometime in the next 12 hours. Nanmadol’s current sustained winds are at about 85 km/h, having weakened to tropical storm strength after it made a landfall on southernmost Taiwan early Monday morning local time as a Category 1 typhoon. Nanmadol currently is heading toward Xiamen, Fujian’s second-largest city (population 1.5 million, 2010). As of the Japan Meteorological…

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