Tropical Cyclone of the Day – Typhoon Oliwa #TCOTD

September 9
1997 OLIWA 140 knots in the Western North Pacific

Even more interesting than the image from the 9th is that the day before (the 8th) it looked like two storms were merging to make Oliwa more intense.

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Statistics and Rankings
Global rank (of 3248) Basin rank (of 1012) Yearly rank (of 105)
Lifetime Maximum Wind (knots) 140 91 52 9
Lifetime Minimum Pressure (mb) 918 621 95 16
ACE (103 knots2) 300.43 36 10 3
PDI (105 knots3) 268.61 39 14 5
Duration (days) 22.25 21 4 5
TC Days (days) 14.00 64 14 6
Hurricane Days (days) 8.25 73 30 5
Distance Traversed (km) 12149. 11 5 2

IBTrACS Storm ID: 1997240N12193

About K Knapp

I am a meteorologist at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC. My research interests include using satellite data to observe hurricanes, clouds, and other climate variables. *******Disclaimer******* The opinions expressed in these blogs are mine only. They do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of NOAA, Department of Commerce, or the US Government.

One response to “Tropical Cyclone of the Day – Typhoon Oliwa #TCOTD”

  1. peterthorne says :

    That second image looks like me on my bike ride home hunched over my front wheel into a howling Souwester headwind 🙂

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