Recommend Retirement/Change of Selected Central Pacific Tropical Cyclone Names - Informational
Ioke became a record-breaking category 5 storm in the Central and West Pacific in 2006, and CPHC intends to retire this name. In consultation with the University of Hawaii’s Native Language program, CPHC will change or remove the following names from the list of central Pacific tropical cyclone names:
Io Iona Keli Lala Moke Nele Nolo Oka Olana
Iolana Keoni Li Lino Mele Nona Oliwa
Ioke Kika Lana Maka Neki Oleka Omeka
Forward to IHC as informational.
Ana Ela Halola Iune Kimo Kilo Loke Malia Niala Oko Pali Ulika Walaka Oho
Uleki Ulana Wila Wale
Reporting Outbound Wind Maxima in Vortex Messages
Item F in the reconnaissance vortex data message (VDM) product is the maximum flight-level wind observed on the inbound leg prior to the storm center fix. Currently if a higher wind is observed on the outbound leg it is reported in Item P on the subsequent vortex message usually two hours later. In addition wind maxima observed after the final fix of a mission are not transmitted through a subsequent VDM.
If an observed outbound wind maximum is higher than the inbound wind reported in Item F then the outbound maximum will be reported in the VDM for the fix just obtained. If after the transmission of the VDM a higher outbound wind maximum is observed, then a corrected vortex message will be transmitted at