typhoons on 2008 in the philippines
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- 1. - TheActive Low Pressure Area (ALPA ) spotted in Borongan, Samar has d eveloped into a tropical depressio n and was named "Gener", accordin g to the state weather bureau.
- 2. In its 11 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmosph eric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Admini stration (PAGASA) said Gener was located 250 kilometers east of Virac, Catanduanes. Gener was moving north northwest at 15 kilomete rs per hour and packing maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center.
- 3. Typhoon signal 2 was raised in three areas i n Northern Luzon as tropical storm Hele n maintained its strength while slo wly moving westward, the weather b ureau PAGASA announced in its 11 p. m.
- 4. Public storm warning signal number 2 was raised over Cagayan, the Calayan Group of Islands, and Isabela, while signal number 1 has been raised in Batanes, Ilocos Norte, Abra, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, and Aurora. No ot her public storm warning signal has been raised elsewhe re. The storms center was located 270 kilometers east of Aparri, Caga yan, with maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour ( kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph. The storm was moving west slowly.
- 5. On August 3 at 1500 UTC, PAGASA identified a Tropical Disturbance located to the north of Luzon island in t he Philippines and designated it as Tropical Depression Julian .Later that day the Japan Meteorol ogical Agency (JMA) designated Julian as a minor Tropical Depression and initiated advisori es on the Tropical Depression
- 6. On November 7, the 28th storm of the season formed; it was n amed Karen. It then moved north and rapidly strengthened into a Category 5 Super Typhoon. Karen was also reported to have two eyewalls at the time it slammed into Guam. It is believed that Karen may have had two eyewalls due to an e yewall replacement cycle. Karen then increased its speed fr om about six mph as it moved towards the northwest at ar ound eighteen mph. On November 11, while over Guam, it had winds of 160+ and a minimum pressure of at least 935 millibars.
- 7. . It maintained Category 5 intensity for 4.25 days, se cond only to Typhoon Nancy in length. On November 14, Karen then curved northeast and began to weake n over the colder waters of the Pacific. On November 17, it was down graded to a tropical storm. The fol lowing day Karen crossed into the central Pacific as a tropical storm. It then became extratropic al later that day.
- 8. Public storm warning signal number 2 remained hoisted in B atanes Group of Islands and Cagayan including Calayan and Babuyan Group of Islands, the Philippine Atmospheric Geop hysical and Astronomical Services Administration said. Public storm warning signal number 1 was raised in Ilocos N orte, Kalinga, Apayao, Abra and Isabela. It was last seen 435 km east of Tuguegarao, with maximum s ustained winds of 215 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 250 kph.
- 9. The typhoon also moved slowly northwest towards Batanes-Cagayan at 9 kph. Lawin was forecast to be 290 km East of Aparri, Cagayan by Thursday morning. By Friday morning, it will be a t 80 km northeast of Calayan Island and at 205 km northwest of Basco, Batanes by Saturday morning. Heavy to intense rains were seen to be brought by Lawin and will enhance the southwest monsoon that will b ring occasional moderate to heavy rains in Mimaropa, B icol region and Visayas.
- 10. Please donate charities when there is typhoon or not . We need to help the poor the people who are affected by the calamities . And let us pray for them .
- 11. Thank you for listening
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