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Tropical Storm 21W (Doksuri), #5 FINAL

By DAVE ORNAUER | STARS AND STRIPES Published: September 11, 2017

11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, Philippines time: Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal 1 has been lowered for the northern Philippines as Tropical Storm Doksuri is exiting the country's area of responsibility and tracking northwest toward Vietnam. Doksuri is forecast by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center to reach Category 2-equivalent strength, 92-mph sustained winds and 115-mph gusts before making landfall over the east coast of Vietnam early Saturday.


7 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, Philippines time: Doksuri has been upgraded to a tropical storm and continues heading west toward a weekend rendezvous south of Hanoi, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

At 2 a.m., Doksuri was 228 miles west of Manila, headed west at 18 mph, 40-mph sustained winds and 52-mph gusts as it makes is way over the South China Sea. Doksuri is forecast to peak at 75-mph sustained winds and 92-mph gusts at 2 a.m. Friday before plowing ashore a day later near Vinh, about 146 miles south of Hanoi.


11 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, Philippines time: Tropical Depression 21W remains just west of the Philippines’ main island of Luzon and has begun curving northwest toward possible landfall about 128 miles south of Hanoi at mid-morning Saturday as forecast by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal 1 remains raised for western Luzon by the Philippines’ weather authority PAGASA.  21W is forecast to peak at 69-mph sustained winds and 86-mph gusts before making landfall over Vietnam.


7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, Philippines time: Tropical Depression 21W is back over water on the west side of the Philippines' main island of Luzon and is now tracking toward secondary landfall over southeastern China and/or Vietnam, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

At 2 p.m., 21W was 70 miles west-southwest of Manila, headed west-southwest at 18 mph, 29-mph sustained winds and 40-mph gusts at center. Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal 1 remains raised for western portions of Luzon, according to the national weather authority PAGASA. 21W, named Maring by PAGASA, is expected to leave the Philippines' area of responsibility sometime Wednesday.

Beyond that, 21W is forecast to peak at 63-mph sustained winds and 81-mph gusts, a strong tropical storm, by 2 p.m. Friday, then head over Hainan Island in southeastern China later Friday and die out northeast of Hanoi, Vietnam, sometime Saturday.


11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, Philippines time: A new tropical depression, the 21st numbered tropical cyclone of the season, has developed east of Manila and is forecast to bring gusts and heavy rain to central Luzon and beyond. Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal 1 is raised Metro Manila and other parts of the island. Sustained 30-mph winds and 40-mph gusts currently associated with 21W.

At 11 a.m., 21W, named Maring by the Philippines’ national weather authority PAGASA was over land and moving through the Manila-Laguna area. PAGASA’s track https://pubfiles.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/tamss/weather/track2.png takes Maring more toward Hainan island in southeastern China, while the Joint Typhoon Typhoon Warning Center projects a track closer to Hong Kong by Friday.
 

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