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From: Dan Richter (1:317/3)
To: All
Date: Wed, 02.06.21 13:00
MODIS Pic of the Day 02 June 2021
June 2, 2021 - Tropical Storm Choi-wan


Tropical Storm Choi-wan

On May 31, 2021, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
(MODIS) on board NASA’s Terra satellite acquired a true-color image of
newly-formed Tropical Storm Choi-Wan (Dante) as it spun north-westward
over the Philippine Sea heading towards landfall in the Philippines. At
the time the image was acquired, Choi-Wan was an intensifying system
with a cloud-filled center of circulation.

According to the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS),
Tropical Storm Choi-Wan reached peak strength on May 31 when it sported
one-minute maximum sustained winds of 94 km/h (58 mph). It has weakened
as it moved into the Philippines, with the Joint Typhoon Warning Center
(JTWC) reporting maximum sustained winds of 55.5 km/h (34.5 mph) at
0300 UTC on June 2 (11:00 p.m. EDT June 1). At that time, Tropical
Depression Choi-Wan (Dante) was located about 158 miles (254 km)
southeast of Manila, Philippines and was moving west-northwestward.
Maximum significant wave height was reported at 14 feet (4.3 meters).

On June 1, Tropical Depression Choi-Wan made landfall over the
municipality of Sulat, Eastern Samar on the island of Samar in the
Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. About 4.5 hours later,
Choi-Wan struck the municipality of Cataingan, Masbate Island, which
sits near the center of the Philippine archipelago. By the morning of
June 2, the storm was heading towards the island of Romblon. The track
of the storm brings it across the island of Luzon, Philippines, close
to the city of Manila late on June 2 before moving out of the

Image Facts
Satellite: Terra
Date Acquired: 5/31/2021
Resolutions: 1km (567.8 KB), 500m (1.7 MB), 250m (4.8 MB)
Bands Used: 1,4,3
Image Credit: MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC

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