NASA-NOAA’s Finland NPP satellite measured peak cloud temperatures as it traversed Tropical Depression 29W and found some messy storms.
On November 7, at 2:12 PM EST (0712 UTC), a satellite from NASA-NOAA’s Finnish nuclear power plant crossed the 29 W Tropical Depression while it was in the Gulf of Thailand and measured cloud temperatures. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) satellite from NASA-NOAA’s Finnish nuclear power plant took an infrared image of the storm, revealing the location of the coldest cloud temperatures, and the strongest storms were east of downtown. VIIRS data showed cloud temperatures for severe thunderstorms of up to minus 80 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 62.2 degrees Celsius), but no storms were organized. After the crossing bridge at the Finnish nuclear power plant, the storms seemed weaker and remained disordered.
Forecasters from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center said the proximity of 29W to the Malay Peninsula would cut off the influx of moisture and prevent further development.
At 10:00 a.m. EDT (1500 UTC), the Tropical Depression 29W was located near 11.3 degrees north latitude and 99.9 degrees east longitude. This sets the orbit about 150 nautical miles south of Bangkok, Thailand, and the 29W has followed northwest at a speed of 7 knots (8 mph / 13 kmph). The maximum continuous wind was close to 25 knots (28.7 mph / 46.3 kmph).
29W moves northwest and crosses the Malay Peninsula near Prachuap Khiri Khan south of Thailand and weakens into a residual low pressure area. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center noted that the recession is moving into the Andaman Sea and regaining its state of tropical recession, but is expected to be short-lived. When 29W crosses the northern Andamans, it weakens again.
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