Rapid Intensification Prior to LandfallRammasun went from a Tropical Storm with 60 mph wind to a Typhoon with 125 mph wind in just 36 hours. The storm made landfall in the Central Philippines Tuesday. The satellite loop shows a clear eye develop around a solid area of thunderstorms just before the storm impacts land.
Warm Water with little Wind Shear
Stremlines and contours is what it may look like but this is a map that charts wind shear. The change of wind direction or speed with height can actually rip apart tropical storms. With very low shear and warm water a storm will not be held back from Intensifying.
|Highlighted area shows an area with low wind shear. This is the area that Rammasun moved through just prior to landfall in the Philippines.|
Just Like Hurricane HumbertoHad to look through a few years of data but remembering where it happened made it a lot easier. Hurricane Humberto went through a similar intensification prior to making landfall in Texas back in 2007.
The data from the National Hurricane Center shows that the storm went from a depression to a Hurricane in under 24 hours.Date: 12-14 SEP 2007 Hurricane-1 HUMBERTO ADV LAT LON TIME WIND PR STAT 1 28.10 -95.20 09/12/15Z 30 1006 TROPICAL DEPRESSION 1A 28.30 -95.10 09/12/18Z 40 1005 TROPICAL STORM 2 28.60 -94.90 09/12/21Z 45 999 TROPICAL STORM 2A 28.80 -94.80 09/13/00Z 45 998 TROPICAL STORM 3 29.00 -94.60 09/13/03Z 55 995 TROPICAL STORM 4 29.40 -94.40 09/13/05Z 70 992 HURRICANE-1 5 29.90 -94.10 09/13/09Z 75 986 HURRICANE-1
|Hurricane Humberto Radar just after Landfall|