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January

91W.INVEST

Seems no one bothered to update this, but the (second) invest of the 2022 PTS is here, this moved over the southern Philippines over the last few days and is currently in the South China Sea, but it isn't expected to become much there. Still pretty early in the season though. Ryan1000 14:39, 28 January 2022 (UTC)

Long gone. Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 10:27, 26 March 2022 (UTC)

March

92W.INVEST

Surprise, Tidbits & NRL are both monitoring an invest east of Mindanao. Not looking likely to form though. Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 10:27, 26 March 2022 (UTC)

Some of the GFS ensembles on tidbits bring this to a minimal tropical storm before moving into Mindanao, but this invest doesn’t have much time before moving ashore. At best, a depression might form. Ryan1000 21:39, 26 March 2022 (UTC)

And...it's gone. Ryan1000 00:20, 28 March 2022 (UTC)

01W.ONE

93W.INVEST

New invest near the coast of Vietnam. Runner1001 (talk) 00:31, 30 March 2022 (UTC)

Tropical Depression One-W

ASCAT detected a closed LLCC and the JTWC has upgraded to a TD. JavaHurricane 15:16, 30 March 2022 (UTC)

And that is also the last warning from JTWC, as the system is about to make landfall in Vietnam. JavaHurricane 15:27, 30 March 2022 (UTC)

Remnants of One-W

Long gone. Malakas would have to wait a little longer. Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 22:53, 1 April 2022 (UTC)

April

03W.MEGI (AGATON)

94W.INVEST

Another invest has been spotted several hundred miles east of Mindanao. Only appears on Tropical Tidbits and NRL for now, but some models take this towards the Philippines as a tropical depression (or even a minimal tropical storm) by next week. Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 22:53, 1 April 2022 (UTC)

Still code yellow, but this is already bringing heavy rains in various parts of the Philippines, which is very odd for this time of the year (as it is expected to be very hot from April to June in this part of the world). PAGASA is saying that this might become a TD. (Agaton anyone?) Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 23:56, 5 April 2022 (UTC)
No longer on JTWC but local forecasters in the Philippines are saying that there is still a chance for this invest to form. Still bringing out-of-season rains in various parts of the archipelago. Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 21:12, 7 April 2022 (UTC)
Scatterometer data indicated an improvement of the LL circulation as 94W tracks near the Philippines. JavaHurricane 16:27, 8 April 2022 (UTC)

JMA Tropical Depression (94W/Agaton)

Back on JTWC's page at code orange, and is now a TD on both JMA and PAGASA's measurements. Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 00:13, 9 April 2022 (UTC)

Tropical Depression 03W (Agaton)

And JTWC follows suit. 03W/Agaton now also appears on JTWC's main tropical cyclone page, which means that this might steal the name Megi. Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 07:06, 9 April 2022 (UTC)

Tropical Storm Megi (Agaton) - Landfall in Calicoan Island

And so it becomes Megi. 65 kph/40 mph on JMA, 75 kph/45 mph on JTWC. Pressure at 998 mb. Parts of the eastern and southeastern seaboards of the Philippines are now placed under TC wind signals #2 and #1. Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 04:33, 10 April 2022 (UTC)

According to this tweet, Megi/Agaton has made landfall in Calicoan Island (in Eastern Samar). Some areas in the Eastern Visayas region are now being inundated by floods. Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 10:37, 10 April 2022 (UTC)
PAGASA and JTWC have downgraded Megi/Agaton to a TD, but JMA still keeps TS status for now. Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 07:32, 11 April 2022 (UTC)
Agaton/Megi remains a TD on PAGASA, but JTWC has already issued its final warning for the system. Meanwhile, JMA still considers Megi as a TS. Sadly, this proved to be a deadly early-season storm for the Philippines; at least 25 fatalities have been reported now. Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 20:45, 11 April 2022 (UTC)

Tropical Depression Megi (Agaton)

Finally downgraded to a TD by JMA, but PAGASA and JTWC already consider Megi/Agaton as a remnant low. Unfortunately, the death toll continues to go up: it now stands at 58, mostly in the city of Baybay in Leyte province. Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 08:02, 13 April 2022 (UTC)

Remnants of Megi (Agaton)

Dissipated. But sadly, the death toll continues to rise: 123 fatalities now, with at least 150 others missing. Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 10:13, 14 April 2022 (UTC)

02W.MALAKAS (BASYANG)

95W.INVEST

Northeast of PNG, something to watch out for over the medium and long range; GFS expects this system to intensify significantly. JavaHurricane 16:40, 3 April 2022 (UTC)

Some of the runs on Tidbits take this down to 985 mbars or so a week from now, this could be the first typhoon of the season if that comes to pass. Ryan1000 17:20, 3 April 2022 (UTC)
Upped to "medium chance of formation" (orange) by JTWC. Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 03:26, 6 April 2022 (UTC)

JMA Tropical Depression (95W)

Now a TD on JMA, 1006 mb. Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 08:42, 6 April 2022 (UTC)

Code red on JTWC. This is now expected to receive the name Malakas. Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 00:29, 7 April 2022 (UTC)

Tropical Depression 02W

This is now 02W, forecast to become a 105 mph (1-min) storm by JTWC as it moves northwest, well offshore the Philippines but it will probably turn northeast down the road before reaching, say Japan. Ryan1000 13:01, 7 April 2022 (UTC)

Tropical Storm 02W

Already a TS on JTWC (and Tidbits), but JMA is yet to follow suit. True to its future JMA name (Malakas, which means "strong" in Filipino), this is now expected to become a strong typhoon, a C3-equivalent typhoon with 1-min winds reaching 120 mph/195 kph. Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 21:14, 7 April 2022 (UTC)

Tropical Storm Malakas

This now just got named by the JMA. Malakas is a 45 mph storm according to JTWC. It's expected to reach 115 mph in five days. Also, according to the latest GFS run, we could be up to four tropical storms before the month ends (that's if that one near and east of the Philippines doesn't get swallowed whole by this storm). ☁️ Nerd (Have a conversation) (Inputs) 03:04, 8 April 2022 (UTC)

Interestingly, all four ASCAT passes today indicated that the LLCC has become less well-defined and elongated. My money is on an LLCC reformation under the convection, but we'll see. Also, a CCC pattern has developed, which is indicates poor development of the circulation. JavaHurricane 16:20, 8 April 2022 (UTC)
Not much has changed, though it looks a bit better today; current maximum sustained winds are at 75 kph/45 mph (10-min & 1-min), while pressure is at 996 mb. This has a slight chance of entering PAGASA's area; if Malakas does so, it will be named Basyang. Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 00:13, 9 April 2022 (UTC)

Severe Tropical Storm Malakas

Malakas is now a Severe Tropical Storm, JTWC still projects a 115 mph cat 3 from this before weakening as it turns northeast later on. Ryan1000 17:06, 10 April 2022 (UTC)

Still a severe tropical storm by JMA, but JTWC just upgraded Malakas to typhoon intensity, with their projected peak now upped to 125 mph in 2 days. Ryan1000 15:34, 11 April 2022 (UTC)
JTWC now at 95 kt as of 12/1200Z ATCF; an eye has formed but dry air seems to be entering through the northern eyewall. As of 09Z, the peak forecast was 125 kt. JavaHurricane 13:15, 12 April 2022 (UTC)

Typhoon Malakas (Basyang)

Malakas is now a typhoon per JMA, and PAGASA has called the storm Basyang. JTWC's current projected peak is 115 knots. Ryan1000 15:36, 12 April 2022 (UTC)

Peaked at 130 mph earlier, but is now down to 120 mph, and forecast to keep weakening from here on out. Ryan1000 05:02, 14 April 2022 (UTC)

Very Strong Typhoon Malakas (Basyang)

Now a very strong typhoon (which is very fitting as "malakas" means strong in Filipino); by the way, it only lasted 5 hours inside PAGASA's area of responsibility. 155 kph/100 mph on JMA, 185 kph/115 mph on JTWC; pressure at 950 mb. Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 10:18, 14 April 2022 (UTC)

Typhoon Malakas (Basyang) (2nd time)

Malakas is no longer a "very strong" typhoon; in fact, on the latest satellite imagery, it seems to be going extratropical already. Ryan1000 05:53, 15 April 2022 (UTC)

Post-Tropical Cyclone Malakas

And so it has…see you in ~6 years, Malakas. Ryan1000 23:47, 15 April 2022 (UTC)

96W.INVEST

Yet another invest! This one is west of Sabah, and is expected to move northeast towards the Philippines. Only monitored by NRL & Tidbits for now, but this is something to watch out. I can't believe it, 3 disturbances in April... this feels like July. Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 21:16, 7 April 2022 (UTC)

Seems that this might not become anything (and I hope that is the case). Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 00:13, 9 April 2022 (UTC)
This might be absorbed by 03W. Not likely to become anything though. Runner1001 (talk) 02:07, 10 April 2022 (UTC)
And it's gone, around the same time as Megi (on JTWC). Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 20:43, 11 April 2022 (UTC)

98W.INVEST

Seems that we skipped 97W, as this one is designated as 98W. Currently colored yellow on JTWC. Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 02:20, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

Gone. Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 06:07, 1 May 2022 (UTC)

May

90W.INVEST

And it seems we also skipped 99W; this one is situated southeast of Mindanao. For now, it only appears on Tidbits and NRL. Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 06:09, 1 May 2022 (UTC)

Gone. Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 18:14, 6 May 2022 (UTC)

91W.INVEST

New invest near Guam and the Marianas; only appears on NRL and Tidbits for now. Jas (Anonymous 2.0) (talk) 21:45, 19 May 2022 (UTC)

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