Typhoon USAGI / Odette upgraded to Category 2

Typhoon USAGI / Odette 2013-09-19 at 08:00 a.m. PST

Typhoon USAGI / Odette is now a Category 2 Typhoon after it rapidly intensified overnight while over the Philippine Sea. The storm also increased its forward speed to 15 km/h in direction west-southwest.

CAUTION: This typhoon will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon (Hanging Habagat). In Camiguin we just measured gusts of 75 km/h and noticed heavy rainfall.

Typhoon USAGI / Odette 2013-09-19 at 08:00 a.m. PST

PAGASA has declared Storm Signal #1 in:

  •  Batanes Group of Islands
  •  Apayao
  •  Isabela 
  • Cagayan including Calayan
  • Babuyan Group of Islands.
Luzon Dam Status:
3 dams have spill gates open: Ambuklao, Binga, Magat.
Ambuklao dam has only 26 centimeters left before overflow.

Storm data:

Name (INTL. / local): USAGI / Odette
Class: Typhoon Category 2
Time/Date of observation: 05:00 AM on September 19, 2013
Location of Center: 17.0º North 128.3º East
Moving Direction and Speed: WSW at 15 km/h
Moving towards: Batanes Islands / Taiwan
Distance from the Philippines: 625 km E of Palanan, Isabela
Estimated Date / Time of Landfall: n/a
Max. Wind Speed near Center: 165 km/h
Peak Wind Gusts: 205 km/h
Minimum Central Pressure: 956 hPa
Diameter: 890 km (large)
24h Rainfall near Center: 400 mm
Max. Wave Height: 7.5 m
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We keep an eye on this storm. For more and real-time information see here:
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