Tropical Depression 17W (Peipah), # 4 FINAL
By Published: September 14, 2019
11:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, Japan time: The final warning on fading Tropical Depression Peipah has been issued by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. It has passed 92 miles east of Iwo Jima at 10 p.m. Japan time, hanging on to 29-mph sustained winds and 40-mph gusts. Barring any regeneration, this is the final report on Peipah.
1:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, Guam time: Peipah did not have a long life as a tropical storm. It was downgraded to a tropical depression by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, and is still forecast to die out north of Iwo Jima in the coming days.
At 10 a.m., Peipah was 346 miles south-southeast of Iwo Jima, moving north-northwest at 23 mph with 35-mph sustained winds and 46-mph gusts. Peipah is forecast to pass 115 miles east-northeast of Iwo Jima at 2 a.m. Tuesday before dissipating south of Honshu.
1 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, Guam time: Peipah has been upgraded to a tropical storm by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, but remains forecast to track northwest and dissipate after passing north of Iwo Jima.
At 10 p.m., Peipah was 643 miles southeast of Iwo Jima and 362 miles northeast of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, headed northwest at 17 mph and had strengthened to 40-mph sustained winds and 52-mph gusts.
If it remains on its current course, Peipah is forecast to maintain its current intensity for a day or so and keep heading northwest, passing 98 miles east-northeast of Iwo Jima at 7 a.m. Tuesday, then die out well south of Japan's main island of Honshu.
Peipah is a popular pet fish in Macao, which contributed the name to the list of names accorded tropical cyclones by the Japan Meteorological Agency.
9:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, Guam time: A new tropical depression has formed near the Marianas Islands, but it’s forecast to remain below tropical-storm intensity and dissipate within a few days near Iwo Jima, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center and the National Weather Service on Guam.
At 7 a.m., Tropical Depression 17W was 305 miles east of Saipan and 390 miles east-northeast of Guam, moving northwest at 7 mph and carrying 30-mph sustained winds and 40-mph gusts at center. If it remains on its current heading, 17W is forecast to pass 95 miles east-northeast of Iwo Jima at 4 p.m. Tuesday, then dissipate soon after.