NASA satellite shows Son-Tinh’s swan song


NASA- NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite discovered Tropical Depression Son-Tinh over southern China early on July 24.

OnJuly 24, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard NASA- NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite caught noticeable picture of Son-Tinh over the provinces of Guangxi and Guangdong, China, and northeastern Vietnam.

At 5 a.m. EDT (0900 UTC), the Joint Typhoon Warning Center kept in mind in their last caution on the system, that Tropical anxiety Son- tinh lay near 21.9 degrees north latitude and 109.0 degrees east longitude, about 181 nautical miles east-northeast of Hanoi,Vietnam Son-Tinh had optimal continual winds near 25 knots (287 miles per hour/463 kph). It was transferring to the north-northwest at 6 knots (7 miles per hour/11 kph).

TheChina Meteorological Administration (CMA) projection on July 24 kept in mind “the tropical depression within Guagdong has moved into Bobai County, Guangxi in this 8:00 a.m. (local time). It will move towards west by north at the speed of 15 kilometers per hour. Extreme rainstorm and scale 6-7 gale will hit Northern Hainan, southwestern Guangdong and western Guangxi.” For extra projections from CMA, see: http://www.cma.gov.cn/en2014.

Son- tinh was relying on the west, and will dissipate over mainland China in the next day or 2.

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ByRob Gutro .

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center .

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