1979 Severe Tropical Storm BEN (1979350N07153)


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Summary Information

Storm ID 1979350N07153
Start Dec 16 05Z
Landfall Dec 21 09Z, Dec 22 03Z, Dec 23 06Z
Max Intensity 60 kt (Dec 22 18Z), 994 mb (Dec 22 00Z)
End Dec 23 12Z
ATCF IDs ,WP281979
Track status Best track data.

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Radial wind information

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Position and Intensity Table

BASIN ISO_TIME_________ NATURE LAT LON WMO WIND WMO PRES USA WIND TOKYO WIND TOKYO PRES CMA WIND CMA PRES HKO WIND HKO PRES DS824 WIND TD9636 WIND
degrees north degrees east kts mb kts kts mb kts mb kts mb kts kts
WP 1979-12-16 05:00:00 NR 6.50 152.50
WP 06:00:00 NR 6.52 152.31
WP 09:00:00 NR 6.59 151.74
WP 12:00:00 NR 6.66 151.18
WP 15:00:00 NR 6.73 150.62
WP 18:00:00 NR 6.81 150.07
WP 21:00:00 NR 6.90 149.53
WP 1979-12-17 00:00:00 TS 7.00 149.00 15 15
WP 03:00:00 TS 7.14 148.49 15 15
WP 06:00:00 TS 7.28 148.00 15 15
WP 09:00:00 TS 7.39 147.50 15 15
WP 12:00:00 TS 7.50 147.00 15 15
WP 15:00:00 TS 7.60 146.50 15 15
WP 18:00:00 TS 7.72 146.01 15 15
WP 21:00:00 TS 7.86 145.51 15 15
WP 1979-12-18 00:00:00 TS 8.00 145.00 15 15
WP 03:00:00 TS 8.11 144.46 15 15
WP 06:00:00 TS 8.22 143.90 15 15
WP 09:00:00 TS 8.36 143.32 15 15
WP 12:00:00 TS 8.50 142.70 15 15
WP 15:00:00 TS 8.60 142.07 15 15
WP 18:00:00 TS 8.71 141.40 15 15
WP 21:00:00 TS 8.84 140.71 15 15
WP 1979-12-19 00:00:00 TS 9.00 140.00 15 15
WP 03:00:00 TS 9.19 139.30 15 15
WP 06:00:00 TS 9.40 138.57 15 15
WP 09:00:00 TS 9.65 137.79 15 15
WP 12:00:00 TS 9.90 137.00 15 15 15
WP 15:00:00 TS 10.15 136.25 15 15 16
WP 18:00:00 TS 10.40 135.50 15 15 17
WP 21:00:00 TS 10.66 134.75 17 17 18
WP 1979-12-20 00:00:00 TS 10.90 134.00 20 20 20
WP 03:00:00 TS 11.12 133.25 20 20 21
WP 06:00:00 TS 11.29 132.48 1006 20 1006 20 22
WP 09:00:00 TS 11.45 131.71 22 1006 22 23
WP 12:00:00 TS 11.58 130.96 1006 25 1006 25 25
WP 15:00:00 TS 11.67 130.22 27 1006 27 28
WP 18:00:00 TS 11.68 129.33 1006 30 1006 38 1000 30 32
WP 21:00:00 TS 11.60 128.46 35 1006 43 998 35 36
WP 1979-12-21 00:00:00 TS 11.50 127.57 1006 40 1006 48 996 40 1000 40 40
WP 03:00:00 TS 11.46 126.73 45 1001 48 996 42 997 45 40
WP 06:00:00 TS 11.48 125.92 40 996 50 40 996 48 996 45 995 50 40
WP 09:00:00 TS 11.60 125.12 45 42 996 48 996 47 995 45 40
WP 12:00:00 TS 11.78 124.35 45 996 40 45 996 48 996 50 995 40 40
WP 15:00:00 TS 11.97 123.66 40 42 996 48 996 50 995 40 41
WP 18:00:00 TS 12.18 123.00 40 996 40 40 996 48 996 50 995 40 42
WP 21:00:00 TS 12.41 122.33 42 42 995 48 996 50 995 42 43
WP 1979-12-22 00:00:00 TS 12.65 121.67 45 994 45 45 994 48 996 50 995 45 45
WP 03:00:00 TS 12.87 120.99 47 42 994 48 996 50 995 47 47
WP 06:00:00 TS 13.13 120.37 40 994 50 40 994 48 996 50 995 50 50
WP 09:00:00 TS 13.45 119.78 52 40 994 48 996 50 995 52 52
WP 12:00:00 TS 13.82 119.35 40 994 55 40 994 48 996 50 995 55 55
WP 15:00:00 TS 14.21 119.10 57 40 994 48 996 50 995 57 55
WP 18:00:00 TS 14.65 119.05 40 994 60 40 994 48 996 50 995 60 55
WP 21:00:00 TS 15.11 119.13 57 42 994 43 998 50 995 57 55
WP 1979-12-23 00:00:00 TS 15.68 119.43 45 994 55 45 994 38 1000 50 995 55 55
WP 03:00:00 TS 16.42 119.89 45 45 995 33 1002 45 997 45 47
WP 06:00:00 TS 17.32 120.65 45 996 35 45 996 29 1004 40 1000 35 40
WP 09:00:00 TS 18.36 121.78 30 1000 24 1005 32 1002 30 32
WP 12:00:00 TS 19.48 123.12 1004 25 1004 19 1007 25 1004 25 25

Source Information

Agency Information
USA bwp281979.txt
TOKYO bst_all.txt:Line=28836:BEN:7924
CMA CH1979BST.txt:Storm=35:Ben
HKO tc-besttrack-data-current.txt:Line=13451:BEN
NEWDELHI
REUNION
BOM
NADI
WELLINGTON
DS824 w_npac.dat:968:BEN
TD9636 cons_worldwide_trop_cyclone_18710101-19891231-003:Line=26967
TD9635
NEUMANN
MLC

All available IBTrACS Data

SEASON BASIN SUBBASIN ISO_TIME_________ NATURE LAT LON WMO WIND WMO PRES WMO AGENCY DIST2LAND LANDFALL IFLAG USA AGENCY USA ATCF_ID USA LAT USA LON USA WIND USA SSHS TOKYO LAT TOKYO LON TOKYO GRADE TOKYO WIND TOKYO PRES TOKYO R50_DIR TOKYO R30_DIR TOKYO R30_LONG TOKYO R30_SHORT TOKYO LAND CMA LAT CMA LON CMA CAT CMA WIND CMA PRES HKO LAT HKO LON HKO CAT HKO WIND HKO PRES DS824 LAT DS824 LON DS824 STAGE DS824 WIND TD9636 LAT TD9636 LON TD9636 STAGE TD9636 WIND STORM SPEED STORM DIR
Year degrees north degrees east kts mb km km degrees north degrees east kts 1 degrees north degrees east 1 kts mb nmile nmile 1 degrees north degrees east 1 kts mb degrees north degrees east kts mb degrees north degrees east kts degrees north degrees east kts kts degrees
1979 WP MM 1979-12-16 05:00:00 NR 6.50 152.50 1046 1042 __________O___ -1 6.50 152.50 1 11 277
1979 WP MM 06:00:00 NR 6.52 152.31 1042 1039 __________P___ -1 6.52 152.31 1 11 277
1979 WP MM 09:00:00 NR 6.59 151.74 1045 1042 __________P___ -1 6.59 151.74 1 11 277
1979 WP MM 12:00:00 NR 6.66 151.18 1053 1048 __________P___ -1 6.66 151.18 1 11 277
1979 WP MM 15:00:00 NR 6.73 150.62 1048 1041 __________P___ -1 6.73 150.62 1 11 278
1979 WP MM 18:00:00 NR 6.81 150.07 1041 1032 __________P___ -1 6.81 150.07 1 11 279
1979 WP MM 21:00:00 NR 6.90 149.53 1035 1030 __________P___ -1 6.90 149.53 1 11 280
1979 WP MM 1979-12-17 00:00:00 TS 7.00 149.00 1035 1031 O________OO___ jtwc_wp WP281979 7.00 149.00 15 -1 7.00 149.00 TC 15 7.00 149.00 1 11 283
1979 WP MM 03:00:00 TS 7.14 148.49 1038 1038 P________PP___ WP281979 7.16 148.50 15 -1 7.16 148.50 TC 15 7.11 148.49 1 10 285
1979 WP MM 06:00:00 TS 7.28 148.00 1055 1053 O________OP___ jtwc_wp WP281979 7.30 148.00 15 -1 7.30 148.00 TC 15 7.24 147.99 1 10 285
1979 WP MM 09:00:00 TS 7.39 147.50 1064 1064 P________PP___ WP281979 7.41 147.50 15 -1 7.41 147.50 TC 15 7.37 147.49 1 10 283
1979 WP MM 12:00:00 TS 7.50 147.00 1075 1075 O________OO___ jtwc_wp WP281979 7.50 147.00 15 -1 7.50 147.00 TC 15 7.50 147.00 1 10 282
1979 WP MM 15:00:00 TS 7.60 146.50 1087 1087 P________PP___ WP281979 7.59 146.50 15 -1 7.59 146.50 TC 15 7.62 146.51 1 10 282
1979 WP MM 18:00:00 TS 7.72 146.01 1100 1100 O________OP___ jtwc_wp WP281979 7.70 146.00 15 -1 7.70 146.00 TC 15 7.75 146.02 1 10 285
1979 WP MM 21:00:00 TS 7.86 145.51 1127 1127 P________PP___ WP281979 7.85 145.51 15 -1 7.85 145.51 TC 15 7.87 145.52 1 10 286
1979 WP MM 1979-12-18 00:00:00 TS 8.00 145.00 1145 1145 O________OO___ jtwc_wp WP281979 8.00 145.00 15 -1 8.00 145.00 TC 15 8.00 145.00 1 11 284
1979 WP MM 03:00:00 TS 8.11 144.46 1166 1166 P________PP___ WP281979 8.10 144.46 15 -1 8.10 144.46 TC 15 8.12 144.46 1 11 281
1979 WP MM 06:00:00 TS 8.22 143.90 1192 1192 O________OP___ jtwc_wp WP281979 8.20 143.90 15 -1 8.20 143.90 TC 15 8.25 143.90 1 12 282
1979 WP MM 09:00:00 TS 8.36 143.32 1232 1232 P________PP___ WP281979 8.35 143.32 15 -1 8.35 143.32 TC 15 8.37 143.32 1 12 283
1979 WP MM 12:00:00 TS 8.50 142.70 1236 1222 O________OO___ jtwc_wp WP281979 8.50 142.70 15 -1 8.50 142.70 TC 15 8.50 142.70 1 13 281
1979 WP MM 15:00:00 TS 8.60 142.07 1222 1207 P________PP___ WP281979 8.60 142.06 15 -1 8.60 142.06 TC 15 8.61 142.07 1 13 279
1979 WP MM 18:00:00 TS 8.71 141.40 1207 1197 O________OP___ jtwc_wp WP281979 8.70 141.40 15 -1 8.70 141.40 TC 15 8.72 141.40 1 14 280
1979 WP MM 21:00:00 TS 8.84 140.71 1197 1186 P________PP___ WP281979 8.83 140.71 15 -1 8.83 140.71 TC 15 8.85 140.71 1 14 282
1979 WP MM 1979-12-19 00:00:00 TS 9.00 140.00 1188 1178 O________OO___ jtwc_wp WP281979 9.00 140.00 15 -1 9.00 140.00 TC 15 9.00 140.00 1 14 284
1979 WP MM 03:00:00 TS 9.19 139.30 1182 1175 P________PP___ WP281979 9.18 139.31 15 -1 9.18 139.31 TC 15 9.19 139.27 1 15 286
1979 WP MM 06:00:00 TS 9.40 138.57 1179 1173 O________OP___ jtwc_wp WP281979 9.40 138.60 15 -1 9.40 138.60 TC 15 9.41 138.52 1 16 287
1979 WP MM 09:00:00 TS 9.65 137.79 1179 1169 P________PP___ WP281979 9.64 137.81 15 -1 9.64 137.81 TC 15 9.65 137.76 1 16 288
1979 WP MM 12:00:00 TS 9.90 137.00 1169 1099 O________OO___ jtwc_wp WP281979 9.90 137.00 15 -1 9.90 137.00 TC 15 9.90 137.00 1 15 16 288
1979 WP MM 15:00:00 TS 10.15 136.25 1091 1023 P________PP___ WP281979 10.15 136.24 15 -1 10.15 136.24 TC 15 10.15 136.26 1 16 16 289
1979 WP MM 18:00:00 TS 10.40 135.50 1023 953 O________OP___ jtwc_wp WP281979 10.40 135.50 15 -1 10.40 135.50 TC 15 10.41 135.51 1 17 16 289
1979 WP MM 21:00:00 TS 10.66 134.75 956 875 P________PP___ WP281979 10.66 134.75 17 -1 10.66 134.75 TC 17 10.67 134.76 1 18 16 289
1979 WP MM 1979-12-20 00:00:00 TS 10.90 134.00 875 806 O________OO___ jtwc_wp WP281979 10.90 134.00 20 -1 10.90 134.00 TC 20 10.90 134.00 1 20 16 287
1979 WP MM 03:00:00 TS 11.12 133.25 795 728 P________PP___ WP281979 11.11 133.26 20 -1 11.11 133.26 TC 20 11.13 133.21 1 21 15 285
1979 WP MM 06:00:00 TS 11.29 132.48 1006 tokyo 728 656 OO_______OP___ jtwc_wp WP281979 11.30 132.50 20 -1 11.00 132.60 2 1006 0 0 0 11.30 132.50 TC 20 11.33 132.42 1 22 15 282
1979 WP MM 09:00:00 TS 11.45 131.71 645 571 PP_______PP___ WP281979 11.48 131.66 22 -1 11.23 132.15 2 1006 0 0 11.48 131.66 TC 22 11.49 131.61 1 23 15 281
1979 WP MM 12:00:00 TS 11.58 130.96 1006 tokyo 571 497 OO_______OO___ jtwc_wp WP281979 11.60 130.80 25 -1 11.50 131.60 2 1006 0 0 0 11.60 130.80 TC 25 11.60 130.80 1 25 15 279
1979 WP MM 15:00:00 TS 11.67 130.22 486 400 PP_______PP___ WP281979 11.63 129.99 27 -1 11.82 130.88 2 1006 0 0 11.63 129.99 TC 27 11.62 130.00 1 28 16 274
1979 WP MM 18:00:00 TS 11.68 129.33 1006 tokyo 389 302 OOO______OP___ jtwc_wp WP281979 11.60 129.20 30 -1 12.00 130.00 2 1006 0 0 0 11.50 128.20 2 38 1000 11.60 129.20 TC 30 11.58 129.21 1 32 17 267
1979 WP MM 21:00:00 TS 11.60 128.46 302 204 PPP______PP___ WP281979 11.56 128.40 35 0 11.79 129.03 2 1006 0 0 11.50 127.68 2 43 998 11.56 128.40 TC 35 11.53 128.41 1 36 17 264
1979 WP MM 1979-12-21 00:00:00 TS 11.50 127.57 1006 tokyo 204 122 OOOO_____OO___ jtwc_wp WP281979 11.50 127.60 40 0 11.50 128.00 2 1006 0 0 0 11.50 127.10 3 48 996 11.50 127.00 TS 40 1000 11.50 127.60 TC 40 11.50 127.60 2 40 17 265
1979 WP MM 03:00:00 TS 11.46 126.73 113 45 PPPP_____PP___ WP281979 11.41 126.81 45 0 11.39 126.96 2 1001 0 0 11.53 126.42 3 48 996 11.49 126.49 TS 42 997 11.41 126.81 TC 45 11.52 126.75 2 40 16 269
1979 WP MM 06:00:00 TS 11.48 125.92 40 996 tokyo 34 0 OOOO_____OP___ jtwc_wp WP281979 11.40 126.00 50 0 11.40 126.00 3 40 996 0 9 30 30 0 11.60 125.70 3 48 996 11.50 125.90 TS 45 995 11.40 126.00 TC 50 11.58 125.90 2 40 16 275
1979 WP MM 09:00:00 TS 11.60 125.12 0 0 PPPP_____PP___ WP281979 11.56 125.13 45 0 11.52 125.21 3 42 996 0 9 50 50 11.73 124.99 3 48 996 11.56 125.17 TS 47 995 11.56 125.13 TC 45 11.67 125.07 2 40 16 281
1979 WP MM 12:00:00 TS 11.78 124.35 45 996 tokyo 33 0 OOOO_____OO___ jtwc_wp WP281979 11.80 124.30 40 0 11.70 124.50 3 45 996 0 9 70 70 0 11.90 124.30 3 48 996 11.70 124.40 STS 50 995 11.80 124.30 TC 40 11.80 124.30 2 40 15 284
1979 WP MM 15:00:00 TS 11.97 123.66 10 0 PPPP_____PP___ WP281979 11.99 123.61 40 0 11.83 123.75 3 42 996 0 9 70 70 12.09 123.66 3 48 996 11.93 123.69 STS 50 995 11.99 123.61 TC 40 11.97 123.61 2 41 14 287
1979 WP MM 18:00:00 TS 12.18 123.00 40 996 tokyo 21 21 OOOO_____OP___ jtwc_wp WP281979 12.20 123.00 40 0 12.00 123.00 3 40 996 0 9 70 70 0 12.30 123.00 3 48 996 12.20 123.00 STS 50 995 12.20 123.00 TC 40 12.19 122.98 2 42 14 289
1979 WP MM 21:00:00 TS 12.41 122.33 68 10 PPPP_____PP___ WP281979 12.46 122.40 42 0 12.23 122.24 3 42 995 0 9 72 72 12.48 122.19 3 48 996 12.39 122.34 STS 50 995 12.46 122.40 TC 42 12.44 122.39 2 43 14 290
1979 WP MM 1979-12-22 00:00:00 TS 12.65 121.67 45 994 tokyo 15 0 OOOO_____OO___ jtwc_wp WP281979 12.70 121.80 45 0 12.50 121.50 3 45 994 0 9 75 75 0 12.70 121.40 3 48 996 12.60 121.70 STS 50 995 12.70 121.80 TC 45 12.70 121.80 2 45 14 290
1979 WP MM 03:00:00 TS 12.87 120.99 0 0 PPPP_____PP___ WP281979 12.83 121.14 47 0 12.73 120.79 3 42 994 0 9 75 75 13.03 120.74 3 48 996 12.88 121.06 STS 50 995 12.83 121.14 TC 47 12.93 121.09 2 47 14 291
1979 WP MM 06:00:00 TS 13.13 120.37 40 994 tokyo 15 15 OOOO_____OP___ jtwc_wp WP281979 13.00 120.50 50 0 13.00 120.20 3 40 994 0 9 75 75 0 13.40 120.20 3 48 996 13.20 120.40 STS 50 995 13.00 120.50 TC 50 13.18 120.41 2 50 13 296
1979 WP MM 09:00:00 TS 13.45 119.78 54 54 PPPP_____PP___ WP281979 13.36 119.87 52 0 13.32 119.77 3 40 994 0 9 87 87 13.68 119.72 3 48 996 13.49 119.65 STS 50 995 13.36 119.87 TC 52 13.47 119.82 2 52 12 305
1979 WP MM 12:00:00 TS 13.82 119.35 40 994 tokyo 107 107 OOOO_____OO___ jtwc_wp WP281979 13.80 119.40 55 0 13.70 119.50 3 40 994 0 9 100 100 0 14.00 119.40 3 48 996 13.80 119.00 STS 50 995 13.80 119.40 TC 55 13.80 119.40 2 55 10 319
1979 WP MM 15:00:00 TS 14.21 119.10 126 116 PPPP_____PP___ WP281979 14.18 119.19 57 0 14.13 119.33 3 40 994 0 9 100 100 14.47 119.27 3 48 996 14.16 118.49 STS 50 995 14.18 119.19 TC 57 14.11 119.09 2 55 9 341
1979 WP MM 18:00:00 TS 14.65 119.05 40 994 tokyo 120 92 OOOO_____OP___ jtwc_wp WP281979 14.60 119.20 60 0 14.60 119.30 3 40 994 0 9 100 100 0 15.00 119.30 3 48 996 14.60 118.30 STS 50 995 14.60 119.20 TC 60 14.48 118.98 2 55 9 2
1979 WP MM 21:00:00 TS 15.11 119.13 92 54 PPPP_____PP___ WP281979 15.01 119.22 57 0 15.06 119.35 3 42 994 0 9 75 75 15.44 119.30 3 43 998 15.15 118.58 STS 50 995 15.01 119.22 TC 57 14.96 119.11 2 55 11 20
1979 WP MM 1979-12-23 00:00:00 TS 15.68 119.43 45 994 tokyo 46 0 OOOO_____OO___ jtwc_wp WP281979 15.60 119.50 55 0 15.60 119.50 3 45 994 0 9 50 50 0 16.00 119.50 2 38 1000 15.70 119.10 STS 50 995 15.60 119.50 TC 55 15.60 119.50 2 55 15 29
1979 WP MM 03:00:00 TS 16.42 119.89 11 0 PPPP_____PP___ WP281979 16.52 120.09 45 0 16.20 119.60 3 45 995 0 9 50 50 16.85 120.00 2 33 1002 15.97 119.37 STS 45 997 16.52 120.09 TC 45 16.43 120.19 2 47 20 36
1979 WP MM 06:00:00 TS 17.32 120.65 45 996 tokyo 0 0 OOOO_____OP___ jtwc_wp WP281979 17.60 121.00 35 0 17.00 120.00 3 45 996 0 9 50 50 0 17.80 120.80 1 29 1004 16.50 120.00 TS 40 1000 17.60 121.00 TC 35 17.41 121.11 2 40 27 43
1979 WP MM 09:00:00 TS 18.36 121.78 11 11 PPPP_____PP___ WP281979 18.63 122.14 30 -1 18.07 120.93 3 1000 0 9 18.68 121.84 1 24 1005 17.70 121.40 TS 32 1002 18.63 122.14 TC 30 18.48 122.21 2 32 32 47
1979 WP MM 12:00:00 TS 19.48 123.12 1004 tokyo 149 OOOO_____OO___ jtwc_wp WP281979 19.60 123.40 25 -1 19.30 122.20 2 1004 0 0 0 19.50 123.00 0 19 1007 19.30 123.30 TD 25 1004 19.60 123.40 TC 25 19.60 123.40 2 25 34 48