Super Typhoon bears down on Philippines

Tyuphoon Nook-Ten Satellite image

Typhoon Nook-Ten Satellite image

Super Typhoon Nook-Ten at 0300 UTC 25 December 2016 was centered 298 NM ESE of Manila, Philippines and was moving westward at 7 knots with max winds of 135 knots with gusts possible to 165 knots.

Hurricane force winds extend outward 30-35 NM with 50 knot or higher winds extending outward 50-65 NM. Maximum significant wave height is estimate at 44 feet (13.4 meters). Nook-Ten is forecast to continue westward making landfall in the Philippines about 1200 UTC on the 25th.

JTWC Forecast Track

JTWC Forecast Track

About Fred Pickhardt

I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade after graduating from State University of New York Maritime College. I have extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic weather event reconstructions. I founded Ocean Weather Services and as Owner and Chief Consultant currently provide optimum ship routing services and forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
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