Thursday, July 18, 2013
Tropical Storm CIMARON Reaches the China Coast
CIMARON quickly tracked across the northeastern tip of Luzon, Philippines early on July 17 and was forecast to make landfall in eastern China approximately 200 nautical miles (230 miles/370 km) northeast of Hong Kong. This storm is right on track, and has now approached the China mainland entering Guangdong Province. This storm should be short lived, as it will be completely off of open water within hours. The storm has stirred up waves as high as 14 feet in the China Sea. Tiawan will feel minor effects of this storm, but this storm is bearing down on Chaozhou which is where the center of the storm is expected to enter the mainland. The storm is expected to be downgraded to a tropical depression soon, and an update will be coming shortly. This is a fairly mild storm, no where in destructive capabilities as the last storm that ravished Tiawan. But nevertheless, some people will be tragically affected and some may even die. Another report will be here shortly.