Note: In my opinion JTWC continues to be the wrong information source to watch.
I was able to spot this typhoon and warned everyone here 4 full days before JTWC.
I am more keyed into what MAY become a problem.
JTWC is more concerned about their image and not raising a false alarm
You can see how much work this can be with many different sites to check, satellite
feeds that take a long time to load, and misinformation with wrong satellite images
Then we have JTWC in Zulu time and Knots
is in local time and MPH.
is a nusiance with separate names to be carried along and that can change even after published.
Where was I,
Oh. yes. Thank you for the JMA satellite site Jim I.can finally see again after sunset since they have a working IR view.
Thank you for ignoring my rants.
It is a small wonder a very busy captain
can set off from Hong Kong
earlier this year right into a typhoon. Clearly, the JTWC is not what the sailing community should be using as a primary source.
I have been watching this system SE of Palau that killed my SCUBA trip. Is it likely to be a typhoon this coming weekend within the Sulu Sea?
And that is the whole point isnt it?
We need to know where a typhoon will perhaps be.
So JWTC come off your high horses and alert us with probabilities.