8 a.m. Monday, June 27, Philippines time: That tropical disturbance is still there, but remains weak and disorganized after passing overnight Sunday into Monday over mountainous Luzon island in the northern Philippines. It could reorganize and restrengthen and still has the potential to become a tropical cyclone. PST remains watchful. Joint Typhoon Warning Center terminated the tropical cyclone formation alert associated with the disturbance at 8 a.m.
10 a.m. Sunday, June 26, Philippines time:A disturbance headed northwest into Luzon, the Philippines’ northernmost main island, could become the first numbered system of the northwest Pacific’s tropical cyclone season.
Joint Typhoon Warning Center issued a tropical cyclone formation alert at 8 a.m. on the system, about 345 miles east of Manila, headed northwest.
JTWC indicated the system could develop quickly into a tropical depression, though global models suggest only a weak circulation coming ashore over mountainous Luzon in the next day or so.
PST is keeping an eye on it.
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About the Author
Dave Ornauer has been with Stars and Stripes since March 5, 1981. One of his first assignments as a beat reporter in the old Japan News Bureau was “typhoon chaser,” a task which he resumed virtually full time since 2004, the year after his job, as a sports writer-photographer, moved to Okinawa and Ornauer with it.
As a typhoon reporter, Ornauer pores over Web sites managed by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center as well as U.S. government, military and local weather outlets for timely, topical information. Pacific Storm Tracker is designed to take the technical lingo published on those sites and simplify it for the average Stripes reader.