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Apia Samoa complete devasted from huge surge of Cyclone Evan!!! 3 deaths now...A TROPICAL CYCLONE ALERT IS NOW FOR NIUAFO'OU IN TONGA

 
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Terrible situation for Samoa....local forecast discussion


COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR AMERICAN SAMOA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
948 PM SST WED DEC 12 2012

AMERICAN SAMOA COASTAL WATERS OUT TO 40 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING
THE FAGATELE BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY

PSZ150>152-132115-
TUTUILA-AUNUU-MANUA-SWAINS-
948 PM SST WED DEC 12 2012

...HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...
...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 40 TO 50 KT WITH GUSTS TO 60 KT INCREASING
TO 50 TO 60 KT WITH GUSTS TO 85 KT OVERNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING TO NEAR 18
TO 20 FT. HEAVY RAIN AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...HURRICANE FORCE WINDS 65 TO 80 KT WITH GUSTS TO 105 KT INCREASING
TO 75 TO 95 KT WITH GUSTS TO 115 KT BEFORE NOON. SEAS 18 TO 22 FT.
HEAVY SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...HURRICANE FORCE WINDS 65 TO 75 KT. SEAS 20 TO 22 FT.
HEAVY SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 50 TO 60 KT WITH GUSTS TO
70 KT. SEAS 18 TO 22 FT. OCCASIONAL SHOWERS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 35 TO 45 KT WITH GUSTS
TO 55 KT. SEAS 15 TO 18 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 12 TO 15 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS
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Fiji Meteorological Services
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #12
SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE EVAN, CATEGORY THREE (04F)
0:00 AM FST December 14 2012
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A TROPICAL CYCLONE ALERT IS NOW IN FORCE FOR NIUATOPUTAPU AND NIUAFO'OU IN TONGA

At 12:00 PM UTC, Severe Tropical Cyclone Evan (972 hPa) located at 13.9S 171.3W has 10 minute sustained winds of 65 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving east at 4 knots. Position good based on hourly GMS infrared imagery and peripheral surface reports.

Hurricane Force Winds
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20 NM from the center

Storm Force Winds
====================
35 NM from the center

Gale Force Winds
================
60 NM from the center

Deep convection persistent in past 12 hours. Cyclone continues to intensify but eye becoming cloud filled in the last 3 hours. EVAN lies under an upper diffluent region. Outflow good to the south. System lies in low sheared environment. Sea surface temperature is around 30C. Dvorak analysis based on embedded center LG surround yielding DT=4.5, MET=4.0, PT=4.5. Final Dvorak T number based on DT.

Dvorak Intensity: T4.5/4.5/D1.5/24 HRS

Forecast and Intensity
=====================
12 HRS: 13.9S 171.6W - 70 knots (CAT 3/Severe Tropical Cyclone)
24 HRS: 14.1S 172.6W - 80 knots (CAT 3/Severe Tropical Cyclone)
48 HRS: 14.9S 176.0W- 85 knots (CAT 3/Severe Tropical Cyclone)
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I have some close friends with family on both Apia Samoa and Tonga. I hope their families are okay, I better get a hold of them later today. Thanks for the info.
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Thanks OP, I have family there.
hf
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Thanks OP, I have family there.
hf
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I hope everything goes ok to them!hf
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Re: Apia Samoa complete devasted from huge surge of Cyclone Evan!!! 3 deaths now...A TROPICAL CYCLONE ALERT IS NOW FOR NIUAFO'OU IN TONGA
Right now it's 2:42 AM of Friday, December 14, in Apia

No more news should come until dawn...



And what about American Samoa? Pago Pago destroyed too?
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no, not american samoa
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Just minor damage and some flooding here in American Samoa (so far) They had predicted that Evan would turn around and head South when it hit us but luckly for us it looks like main storm will now not hit I hope that is the case.

Samoa is getting smacked hard.

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Cyclone Evan: Winds toppled trees, power lines, destroyed crops & buildings, "the worst to hit Samoa in 20 years" [link to www.accuweather.com]
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Re: Apia Samoa complete devasted from huge surge of Cyclone Evan!!! 3 deaths now...A TROPICAL CYCLONE ALERT IS NOW FOR NIUAFO'OU IN TONGA
Cyclone Evan Lashes Samoa, Worst in 20 YearsDecember 13, 2012; 8:21 AM

Color-enhanced image of Tropical Cyclone Evan, taken at 1230 UTC Thursday, Dec. 13, shows the storm center a bit northeast of the island of Upolu, Samoa. (Samoa Meteorological Division/MTSAT)


Slow-moving, strengthening Tropical Cyclone Evan has dealt out destructive winds and flooding rain in the state of Samoa.

At least two people in the state of Samoa have been killed with widespread damage reported around the capital of Apia, the Australian ABC News website said.

Winds and rains of Evan also swept over Pago Pago in neighboring American Samoa, which was bracing for a landfall later in the day.

Winds toppled trees and power lines, as crops and buildings were damaged or destroyed by the storm, called the worst to hit Samoa in 20 years.

Forecasters warned of a storm surge of more than 3 meters, ABC said.

Tropical Cyclone Evan made landfall on the island of Upolu, home to Apia, by early Thursday morning, Eastern Time. Highest sustained winds at the time were 80 knots, or more than 90 mph, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC).

Forecasters at the JTWC said that the center of Evan was over eastern Upolu, where it was nearly stationary.

Official Hurricane Warnings were hoisted for Upolu, Samoa, and for all of American Samoa, with a Hurricane Watch on the island of Savai'i, Samoa.

The JTWC warned that the storm would continue to strengthen while remaining over or near the Samoan islands into Thursday night, Eastern Time. Thus, both Samoa and American Samoa were expected to be under threat of extended severe winds and torrential rain.

The Samoan Disaster Management Office (DMO) said the two victims were apparently children drowned in a low-lying area of Apia, the website stuff.co.nz said.

The DMO pegged the storm surge at 12 to 15 feet, or up to 4.5 meters.

One of the businesses that fell victim to Evan's wrath was the popular Aggie Greys Hotel, which suffered heavy flood damage, stuff.co.nz said. The Vaisigano River apparently swept through much of the hotel, ravaging its well-known restaurant.

Going forward, the forecast onset of easterly steering winds on Friday would imply westward acceleration by Evan, taking the storm's damaging weather away from Samoa. However, this would also put the Fijian archipelago under threat of hurricane strength winds and flooding rain as soon as Sunday.

The time difference between Samoa and American Samoa is 25 hours: noon Thursday in American Samoa would be 1 p.m. Friday in the state of Samoa.

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Category 2 Evan batters Samoa, killing two

Posted by: Dr. Jeff Masters, 03:30 PM GMT em 13 de Dezembro de 2012

The Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone season is beginning to heat up. Category 2 Tropical Cyclone Evan is pounding Samoa and American Samoa with heavy rains and high winds, after making landfall earlier today on the north shore of Samoa near the capital of Apia. At landfall, Evan had a small 10-mile diameter eye and top winds of 90 mph, but has since intensified to 105 mph winds. Media reports indicate that Evan has killed two, and brought a 12 - 15' storm surge, heavy rains, and severe damage to the island nation. Satellite loops show a well-organized storm with a tiny 7-mile diameter eye. Evan has plenty of intense heavy thunderstorm activity near its core, solid upper-level outflow, and is in an area with weak steering currents. Evan is expected to meander over Samoa until about 18 UTC on Friday, when a ridge of high pressure will build in and force the cyclone to the west. The storm will be a region with light wind shear and very warm ocean waters that extend to great depth, and could intensify into a Category 3 or 4 cyclone by this weekend. On Sunday, when the ECMWF model predicts that Evan will be near Fiji, the storm will encounter increasing wind shear and should weaken.
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Updated: Thursday, 13 December, 2012 at 15:23 UTC
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Two people have been confirmed dead as Cyclone Evan causes widespread destruction around the Samoan capital of Apia. The category-two storm made landfall in Apia earlier today, bringing heavy rainfall and winds of up to 110 kilometres per hour. A state of disaster has now been declared. Homes and crops have been destroyed, rivers flooded, trees and power lines toppled, roads cut and office buildings damaged. The cyclone, thought to be one of the most powerful to hit the Pacific nation in 20 years, also forced the closure of the airport. Storm and flood warnings have been issued, with forecasts that it will cause a sea surge of more than three metres along the Samoan coast. Evan is expected to make landfall in neighbouring American Samoa tonight. Neville Koop, the meteorology and climate adviser to the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program, has told Radio Australia that Evan is expected to eventually head south towards Fiji, which is also preparing for rough weather.
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Unfolding - continuing disaster for Samoa. Cyclone Evan's pin-point eye clearing out, likely rapid intensification [link to mobile.twitter.com (secure)]
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Looks like Evan is beginning to form a very small eye as visible by the warming cloud tops at the center of his CDO. [link to www.ssd.noaa.gov]
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Updated: Thursday, 13 December, 2012 at 15:23 UTC
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Two people have been confirmed dead as Cyclone Evan causes widespread destruction around the Samoan capital of Apia. The category-two storm made landfall in Apia earlier today, bringing heavy rainfall and winds of up to 110 kilometres per hour. A state of disaster has now been declared. Homes and crops have been destroyed, rivers flooded, trees and power lines toppled, roads cut and office buildings damaged. The cyclone, thought to be one of the most powerful to hit the Pacific nation in 20 years, also forced the closure of the airport. Storm and flood warnings have been issued, with forecasts that it will cause a sea surge of more than three metres along the Samoan coast. Evan is expected to make landfall in neighbouring American Samoa tonight. Neville Koop, the meteorology and climate adviser to the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program, has told Radio Australia that Evan is expected to eventually head south towards Fiji, which is also preparing for rough weather.
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Evan did a 180 and is again hitting Samoa hard.

Weather here in American Samoa is partly cloudy ATM light winds.

Samoa Savaii Island is really getting wacked bad 120 miles to the West of us.
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Evan did a 180 and is again hitting Samoa hard.

Weather here in American Samoa is partly cloudy ATM light winds.

Samoa Savaii Island is really getting wacked bad 120 miles to the West of us.
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Just picked this link up from Samoa News

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Re: Apia Samoa complete devasted from huge surge of Cyclone Evan!!! 3 deaths now...A TROPICAL CYCLONE ALERT IS NOW FOR NIUAFO'OU IN TONGA
Samoa reels as tropical cyclone strikes
Updated 7:53 AM Friday Dec 14, 2012

Cyclone Evan, which has already reportedly claimed the lives of three people, continues to batter Samoa today and is expected to intensify with winds up to 145km/h.

At least three people, two of them children, were reported to have been killed in the cyclone overnight.

Samoa's Meteorology Division this morning issued a special weather bulletin, predicting winds will pick up to between 120km/h and 145km/h within the next 6-12 hours.

More on New Zealand Herald


Telefone interview with bad news and video footage:
Samoa braces for second lashing from Cyclone Evan


Three reported dead as cyclone pounds Samoa
updated 08:57 [link to www.3news.co.nz]

Published: 5:48AM Friday December 14, 2012 Source: ONE News

Three people are feared to have been killed in Samoa as Cyclone Evan makes a u-turn over the country and heads back southwest after already causing massive damage.

The cyclone slammed into the west coast of Samoa yesterday before stalling over the islands, bringing torrential rains and intense winds that brought down trees and buildings, and causing widespread flooding.

The capital Apia has been largely evacuated, phones and electricity are out across much of the country, and tourists in many areas have fled inland from the coast.

It is believed two of the reported fatalities could have been children.

The storm is now a Category 3 tropical cyclone and is gathering force as it roars back to the southwest, where it is expected to pass over vulnerable parts of Tonga before arriving in Fiji on Sunday.

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Evan did a 180 and is again hitting Samoa hard.

Weather here in American Samoa is partly cloudy ATM light winds.

Samoa Savaii Island is really getting wacked bad 120 miles to the West of us.
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Samoa told to brace for more
Last updated 09:59 14/12/2012

LATEST: Cyclone Evan is set to hit Apia again this morning with greater force, after reportedly killing three people - including two children - yesterday.

The cyclone has already inflicted massive damage on the Samoan capital while details around the fatalities are not yet available.

Winds close to the cyclone's centre are predicted to increase to 120 kmh to 145 kmh within the next 6-12 hours.

A special weather bulletin said Upolu could expect to see high gusts of wind up to 160 kmh and damaging storm surges of 3.6 metres to 4.3m.

Phone lines are still down in Samoa and the country's High Commissioner in New Zealand has been struggling to get updated information.

"We don't have any update (on whether the next phase of the cyclone has hit). We've been trying to call the Disaster Management Office but have had no luck," a spokesman said.

He could confirm that at least three people were dead - two children and one adult. But did not have detail on ages or nationalities.

Samoan newspaper editor Tevita Terrance said wind gusts of up to 112 kph were being experienced.

"There are several missing people at the moment. The damage is pretty extensive," he told RNZ.
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Despite the reports and forecasts from Samoa Typhoon Evan seems to head a bit to the northwest surrounding Samoa, avoiding a second hit? This would be really good. [link to www.ssd.noaa.gov] [link to icons-ak.wunderground.com]
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Visible Image of Cyclone Evan near Samoa. Sun shining directly over Fiji. [link to mobile.twitter.com (secure)]
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Updated: Friday, 14 December, 2012 at 03:35 UTC
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Tropical cyclone Evan is forecast to strike Fiji at about 06:00 GMT on 17 December.Data supplied by the US Navy and Air Force Joint Typhoon Warning Centersuggest that the point of landfall will be near17.0 S,179.5 E.Evan is expected to bring 1-minute maximum sustained winds to the region of around 166 km/h (103 mph).Wind gusts in the area may be considerably higher. The information above is provided for guidance only and should not be used to make life or death decisions or decisions relating to property. Anyone in the region who is concerned for their personal safety or property should contact their official national weather agency or warning centre for advice.
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Updated: Friday, 14 December, 2012 at 08:17 UTC
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A powerful cyclone has ripped through the South Pacific island nation of Samoa, flattening homes, uprooting trees and flooding streets. New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully said on Friday that there were reports three people had been killed by Cyclone Evan, but police in Samoa have not confirmed that yet. The storm lashed Samoa with winds of up to 165 kilometres (100 miles) per hour. Samoa Observer editor Keni Lesa says the cyclone caused serious damage in the capital Apia, flinging cars into trees and causing flash floods. Phone lines, Internet service and electricity were down across the country, and the airport was closed.
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Category 3 Cyclone Evan leaves trail of death in Samoa and heads to Fiji

Posted on December 14, 2012




December 14, 2012 – FIJI - Category 3 Tropical Cyclone Evan is finally done pounding Samoa and American Samoa, after spending two days meandering over the islands. Evan made landfall on the north shore of Samoa near the capital of Apia on Thursday as a Category 1 cyclone with 90 mph winds, and intensified into a Category 3 storm with 115 mph winds after the eye wandered back offshore late Thursday. Media reports indicate that Evan has killed four and brought heavy damage to Samoa. “Power is off for the whole country… Tanugamanono power plant is completely destroyed and we might not have power for at least two weeks,” the Disaster Management Office (DMO) said in a statement. Satellite loops show a well-organized storm with plenty of intense heavy thunderstorm activity. The storm will be a region with light wind shear of 10 – 15 knots and very warm ocean waters that extend to great depth, and could intensify into a Category 4 cyclone by Saturday, as it passes through the Wallis and Futuna Islands. On Sunday, Evan is expected to pass just north of Fiji. The GFS model shows that Fiji should experience heavy rains from Evan, but miss the core eye-wall region with the strongest winds and highest storm surge. The storm will encounter decreasing ocean heat content on Monday, after it passes Fiji, and should weaken to a Category 1 cyclone. Evan is one of Samoa’s most destructive tropical cyclones on record, as discussed by wunderground’s weather historian, Christopher C. Burt. The most famous and deadliest tropical storm to strike Samoa (in modern records) was that of March 1889, which influenced the balance of Western imperial power in the Southern Pacific. –Wunderground [link to theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com]
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Category 3 Cyclone Evan leaves trail of death in Samoa and heads to Fiji

Posted on December 14, 2012




December 14, 2012 – FIJI - Category 3 Tropical Cyclone Evan is finally done pounding Samoa and American Samoa, after spending two days meandering over the islands. Evan made landfall on the north shore of Samoa near the capital of Apia on Thursday as a Category 1 cyclone with 90 mph winds, and intensified into a Category 3 storm with 115 mph winds after the eye wandered back offshore late Thursday. Media reports indicate that Evan has killed four and brought heavy damage to Samoa. “Power is off for the whole country… Tanugamanono power plant is completely destroyed and we might not have power for at least two weeks,” the Disaster Management Office (DMO) said in a statement. Satellite loops show a well-organized storm with plenty of intense heavy thunderstorm activity. The storm will be a region with light wind shear of 10 – 15 knots and very warm ocean waters that extend to great depth, and could intensify into a Category 4 cyclone by Saturday, as it passes through the Wallis and Futuna Islands. On Sunday, Evan is expected to pass just north of Fiji. The GFS model shows that Fiji should experience heavy rains from Evan, but miss the core eye-wall region with the strongest winds and highest storm surge. The storm will encounter decreasing ocean heat content on Monday, after it passes Fiji, and should weaken to a Category 1 cyclone. Evan is one of Samoa’s most destructive tropical cyclones on record, as discussed by wunderground’s weather historian, Christopher C. Burt. The most famous and deadliest tropical storm to strike Samoa (in modern records) was that of March 1889, which influenced the balance of Western imperial power in the Southern Pacific. –Wunderground [link to theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com]
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This news article is somewhat wrong as American Samoa was never hit by the full force of Evan. The worst day was a bit windy and no worse than a typical thundershower / monsoonal rain type day here. In fact, when Samoa was getting smacked yesterday we had a great semi cloudy day with very little rain or wind. It was storming all around the Island however. We were lucky if you believe in luck, I think we were being watched over myself, as I have seen many cyclones here and never have I seen such a beautiful day when one was only 80-100 miles away.

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