Vinta upgraded to Tropical Storm Krosa, heads for Northern Luzon... Storm warnings raised in 13 provinces
VINTA has been upgraded into a TROPICAL STORM before dawn, continues to intensify and has shown more development overnight... VINTA (KROSA)'s threat to Northern Luzon increases as storm warnings are raised in more areas.
PAGASA STORM WARNING SIGNALS AS OF 11 AM WARNING
STORM SIGNAL #1 -- Cagayan, Calayan Group of Islands, Babuyan Group of Islands, Apayao, Kalinga, Mt. Province, Benguet, Ifugao, Isabela, Aurora, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, and Nueva Ecija... winds of 45-60 kph expected within 36 hours.
At 11 am today (03Z), the center of TROPICAL STORM VINTA (KROSA) [TC34/29W/1329] has been located at 16.5°N, 129.1°E, about 795 kms East-Southeast of Tuguegarao, Cagayan or 750 kms East-Northeast of Casiguran, Aurora...
Maximum Winds of 75 KPH (40 Knots) and gusts of 90 KPH (50 Knots)... VINTA (TC34) is currently moving to the WEST at 24 KPH in the general direction of Northeastern Luzon particularly the Cagayan-Isabela area... VINTA (KROSA) and may reach TYPHOON status before landfall by Tomorrow afternoon or Friday morning.
Model forecasts are in good agreement to track VINTA (Krosa) across Northern Luzon rather quickly, then to exit across the Ilocos Region by Friday afternoon.
All concerned should follow or track the severe weather potential of the storm not just the track of the storm center. Please take note that any shift in the movement of VINTA (Krosa) to the north or south of the forecast track can make a HUGE difference on the storm's potential effects in your area.
Residents and Interests on Luzon island should keep watch on the path of this storm, especially those preparing to travel for the All Saints/All Souls day holiday this weekend.
Forecast Tracks (click to enlarge)
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