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31-Oct-2013

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Contact: Rob Gutro
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA sees Halloween Typhoon Krosa lashing Luzon, Philippines

VIDEO: In this flyby animation of Oct. 30, NASA's TRMM satellite found precipitation falling at a rate of about 81mm/~3.2 inches per hour in strong convective storms near Krosa's center....

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There's nothing more scary for Halloween than a typhoon, and the residents in Luzon, in the northern Philippines are being lashed by Typhoon Krosa today, Oct. 31.

On Oct. 30 at 0525 UTC/1:25 a.m. EDT NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite captured a good daytime view of Typhoon Krosa. A rainfall analysis derived from TRMM's Microwave Imager (TMI) and Precipitation Radar (PR) data was combined into a visible and infrared image from TRMM's Visible and InfraRed Scanner (VIRS). TRMM PR data found precipitation falling at a rate of about 81mm/~3.2 inches per hour in strong convective storms near Krosa's center.

IMAGE: On Oct.31 at 0255 UTC, NASA's Terra satellite captured this picture of Tropical Storm Krosa's western edge over Luzon in the northern Philippines.

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On Oct.31 at 0255 UTC, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument known as MODIS that flies aboard NASA"s Terra satellite captured a picture of Tropical Storm Krosa. The MODIS image showed Krosa's western edge over Luzon in the northern Philippines

At 1500 UTC/11 a.m. EDT, Krosa's center was over land in extreme northern Luzon, and headed for the South China Sea. At that time, Krosa's maximum sustained winds were near 90 knots/103.6 mph/ 166.7 kph. The center of Krosa was located near 18.4 north and 121.2 east, about 227 nautical miles/261 miles/420 km north-northeast of Manila, Philippines. It was headed to the west-northwest at 12 knots/13.8 mph/22.22 kph.

Satellite imagery on Oct. 31 showed that Krosa had an eye 25 nautical miles/28.7 km/46.3 km in diameter at landfall in northern Luzon.

IMAGE: On Oct. 30, NASA's TRMM satellite found precipitation falling at a rate of about 81mm/~3.2 inches per hour in strong convective storms near Krosa's center.

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Krosa is expected to re-intensify in the South China Sea and affect Hainan Island, China before making a final landfall in northern Vietnam.

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