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Monthly Global Tropical Cyclone Tracks November 2008
[Summaries and Track Data] [Prepared by Gary Padgett]

              GLOBAL TROPICAL CYCLONE TRACKS - NOVEMBER 2008

          !!!! IMPORTANT -- PLEASE SEE NOTE AT END OF FILE !!!!

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ATLANTIC (ATL) - North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico


                        Sources of Information
                        ----------------------

     The track coordinates, central pressure and 1-minute average
  maximum sustained wind values were obtained from the operational
  forecast/advisories issued by the Tropical Prediction Center/National
  Hurricane Center located in Miami, Florida.   A 1-minute averaging
  period is the standard used by all U. S. civilian and military
  warning services for tropical cyclone warnings.


                            Systems Tracked
                            ---------------

   Hurricane PALOMA (17)                               05 - 10 Nov

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Storm Name: PALOMA                Cyclone Number: 17      Basin: ATL


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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08 NOV 05 1800  13.7 N   81.6 W  1004   25
08 NOV 06 0000  14.1 N   82.0 W  1004   30
08 NOV 06 0600  14.8 N   82.1 W  1004   30
08 NOV 06 1200  15.3 N   82.2 W  1000   35        Upgraded at 0900Z 
08 NOV 06 1800  15.9 N   81.9 W   997   50
08 NOV 07 0000  16.9 N   81.7 W   987   65
08 NOV 07 0600  17.5 N   81.8 W   987   65
08 NOV 07 1200  18.1 N   81.7 W   981   70
08 NOV 07 1800  18.4 N   81.4 W   974   80
08 NOV 08 0000  18.9 N   81.1 W   962  100
08 NOV 08 0600  19.3 N   80.5 W   958  105
08 NOV 08 1200  19.7 N   79.6 W   943  120        CP 939 mb at 1111Z
08 NOV 08 1800  20.2 N   78.8 W   950  120        MSW 125 kts at 2100Z
08 NOV 09 0000  20.8 N   77.9 W   968  105        Inland in Cuba 
08 NOV 09 0600  21.1 N   77.6 W   975   85
08 NOV 09 1200  21.1 N   78.0 W   985   60
08 NOV 09 1800  21.1 N   78.0 W  1004   30
08 NOV 10 0000  21.7 N   78.0 W  1007   25
08 NOV 10 0300  22.0 N   78.0 W  1007   25

Note: The MSW in the working "best track" has been upped to 125 kts at
08/1200 UTC.  This was the intensity in the regular advisory issued at
08/2100 UTC, and makes Paloma the second most intense Atlantic November
tropical cyclone after Hurricane Lenny of 1999, which peaked at 135 kts.
The center of Paloma made landfall near Santa Cruz del Sur, Cuba, at
approximately 08/2320 UTC with an estimated MSW of 110 kts, making it
the third intense hurricane (Category 3+) to strike the island nation
this season.

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NORTHEAST PACIFIC (NEP) - North Pacific Ocean East of Longitude 180


                        Sources of Information
                        ----------------------

     The track coordinates, central pressure and 1-minute average
  maximum sustained wind values were obtained from the operational
  forecast/advisories issued by the Tropical Prediction Center/National
  Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, for locations east of longitude
  140W, and from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu,
  Hawaii, for locations west of longitude 140W.  A 1-minute averaging
  period is the standard used by all U. S. civilian and military
  warning services for tropical cyclone warnings.


                            Systems Tracked
                            ---------------

   Tropical Storm POLO (18E)                           02 - 05 Nov

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Storm Name: POLO                  Cyclone Number: 18E     Basin: NEP


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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08 NOV 02 1800   8.5 N  109.1 W  1007   30
08 NOV 03 0000   8.8 N  110.7 W  1007   35
08 NOV 03 0600   8.8 N  111.9 W  1005   35
08 NOV 03 1200   8.7 N  112.7 W  1005   35
08 NOV 03 1800   9.1 N  113.7 W  1005   35
08 NOV 04 0000   9.4 N  115.0 W  1005   35
08 NOV 04 0600   9.5 N  116.1 W  1005   35
08 NOV 04 1200   9.7 N  117.0 W  1005   35
08 NOV 04 1800  10.0 N  118.1 W  1005   35
08 NOV 05 0000   9.6 N  119.4 W  1007   30
08 NOV 05 0300   9.6 N  120.0 W  1007   30

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NORTHWEST PACIFIC (NWP) - North Pacific Ocean West of Longitude 180


                          Sources of Information
                          ----------------------

     The track coordinates and 1-minute average maximum sustained wind
  values in general were taken from operational warnings issued by the
  Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) of the U. S. Air Force and Navy,
  located at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  The central pressure and 10-minute
  average maximum sustained wind estimates for most systems were obtained
  from warnings issued by the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA), which
  is the World Meteorological Organization's Regional Specialised Meteor-
  ological Centre for the basin.  In a few instances, information from
  warnings issued by other Asian warning centers may have been utilized.
  The center position coordinates from JMA and other centers were com-
  pared with those from JTWC and annotations made in the Remarks column
  when the differences in general amounted to 40-50 nm or more.

     Michael V. Padua of Naga City in the Philippines, owner of the
  Typhoon 2000 website, sends me cyclone tracks based upon warnings
  issued by the Japanese Meteorological Agency and the Philippines'
  Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration
  (PAGASA).  A special thanks to Michael for his efforts.


                              Systems Tracked
                              ---------------

   Tropical Storm MAYSAK (24W / 0819 / QUINTA-SIONY)   06 - 14 Nov      
   Tropical Storm HAISHEN (25W / 0820)                 15 - 21 Nov
   Tropical Storm NOUL (26W / 0821 / TONYO)            15 - 18 Nov

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Storm Name: MAYSAK                Cyclone Number: 24W     Basin: NWP
PAGASA Internal Name: QUINTA-SIONYJMA Tropical Storm Number: 0819

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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08 NOV 06 0000  10.5 N  124.5 E  1002         25  PAGASA warnings
08 NOV 06 0600  11.5 N  123.0 E  1000         30
08 NOV 06 1200  12.0 N  121.7 E  1000         30
08 NOV 06 1800  12.5 N  120.0 E  1006   30    30  CP/MSW 10-min from JMA
08 NOV 07 0000  13.1 N  118.5 E  1006   35    30
08 NOV 07 0600  13.6 N  117.0 E  1002   35    35
08 NOV 07 1200  14.2 N  116.2 E   998   40    40
08 NOV 07 1800  15.1 N  115.5 E   998   40    40  JMA: 14.7N/115.9E
08 NOV 08 0000  15.1 N  114.8 E   990   45    45  JMA: 15.0N/115.6E
08 NOV 08 0600  15.8 N  114.5 E   990   45    45  JMA: 15.9N/115.1E
08 NOV 08 1200  17.0 N  115.1 E   985   55    50
08 NOV 08 1800  17.6 N  115.7 E   985   55    50  JMA: 17.8N/115.1E
08 NOV 09 0000  18.3 N  116.1 E   985   60    50
08 NOV 09 0600  18.3 N  116.2 E   985   50    50
08 NOV 09 1200  16.8 N  115.9 E   998   45    30
08 NOV 09 1800  15.6 N  116.1 E  1000   35    25
08 NOV 10 0000  15.6 N  116.5 E  1000   25    25
08 NOV 10 0600  15.0 N  117.0 E  1000         25  JMA bulletins
08 NOV 10 1200  14.0 N  118.0 E  1000         25
08 NOV 10 1800  12.0 N  116.0 E  1004         25
08 NOV 11 0000  12.0 N  116.0 E  1006         25
08 NOV 11 0600  11.0 N  115.0 E  1006         25
08 NOV 11 1200  11.0 N  115.0 E  1008         25
08 NOV 11 1800  10.0 N  115.0 E  1006         25
08 NOV 12 0000  11.0 N  116.0 E  1006         25
08 NOV 12 0600  10.0 N  115.0 E  1006         25
08 NOV 12 1200  10.0 N  115.0 E  1006         25
08 NOV 12 1800  11.0 N  115.0 E  1004         25
08 NOV 13 0000  11.0 N  113.0 E  1006         25
08 NOV 13 0600  12.0 N  113.0 E  1006         25
08 NOV 13 1200  12.0 N  112.0 E  1006         25
08 NOV 13 1800  11.0 N  111.0 E  1006         25
08 NOV 14 0000  10.0 N  110.0 E  1006         25
08 NOV 14 0600  10.0 N  109.0 E  1006         20
08 NOV 14 1200  10.0 N  108.0 E  1008         20

Note: During the post-warning period, JTWC's Dvorak rating increased to
T1.5/2.0 at 12/1130 UTC, while SAB's analysis yielded T2.0/2.0 at 12/0830
UTC.  PAGASA applied the name Quinta to this system originally, and
warnings were dropped on 11 November.  However, the next day warnings
were re-initiated but the depression was renamed Siony.

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Storm Name: HAISHEN               Cyclone Number: 25W     Basin: NWP
PAGASA Internal Name: None        JMA Tropical Storm Number: 0820

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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08 NOV 15 0000  23.0 N  146.0 E  1012         25  JMA bulletins
08 NOV 15 0600  24.0 N  147.0 E  1010         25
08 NOV 15 1200  24.7 N  148.6 E  1010         30
08 NOV 15 1800  25.5 N  149.9 E  1006   30    35
08 NOV 16 0000  26.3 N  150.8 E  1006   40    35
08 NOV 16 0600  27.5 N  151.9 E  1006   35    35
08 NOV 16 1200  28.4 N  154.8 E  1006   35    35  JMA: 27.9N/153.5E
08 NOV 16 1800  29.0 N  155.6 E  1006         35  JMA warnings
08 NOV 17 0000  30.0 N  158.0 E  1006         30
08 NOV 17 0600  30.0 N  158.0 E  1008         30
08 NOV 17 1200  31.0 N  160.0 E  1010         35  Extratropical
08 NOV 17 1800  35.0 N  161.0 E  1008         35
08 NOV 18 0000  37.0 N  165.0 E  1008         35
08 NOV 18 0600  38.0 N  169.0 E  1006         35
08 NOV 18 1200  40.0 N  173.0 E  1002         40
08 NOV 18 1800  41.0 N  176.0 E  1002         40
08 NOV 19 0000  43.0 N  180.0 E   998         40
08 NOV 19 0600  43.0 N  178.0 W   994         40
08 NOV 19 1200  43.0 N  175.0 W   996         40
08 NOV 19 1800  42.0 N  172.0 W   993         50  OPC warnings
08 NOV 20 0000  41.0 N  170.0 W   996         50
08 NOV 20 0600  40.0 N  167.0 W   996         50
08 NOV 20 1200  40.0 N  165.0 W   998         50
08 NOV 20 1800  37.0 N  163.0 W  1001         45
08 NOV 21 0000  37.0 N  162.0 W  1005         35

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Storm Name: NOUL                  Cyclone Number: 26W     Basin: NWP
PAGASA Internal Name: TONYO       JMA Tropical Storm Number: 0821

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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08 NOV 15 1800   9.0 N  116.0 E  1006         25  JMA bulletin
08 NOV 16 0000  10.1 N  115.6 E  1004   30    30
08 NOV 16 0600  10.3 N  114.3 E  1000   35    35
08 NOV 16 1200  10.6 N  113.3 E   996   35    35
08 NOV 16 1800  11.1 N  112.4 E   996   35    35
08 NOV 17 0000  11.4 N  111.4 E   996   40    40
08 NOV 17 0600  11.9 N  109.3 E   996   40    40
08 NOV 17 1200  12.2 N  107.4 E  1000   30    30   Inland
08 NOV 17 1800  13.0 N  105.0 E  1004         25   JMA bulletin
08 NOV 18 0530  12.9 N  103.8 E                    JTWC sat fix bulletin
08 NOV 18 1130  12.2 N  100.9 E                              "

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NORTH INDIAN OCEAN (NIO) - Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea


                        Sources of Information
                        ----------------------

     The track coordinates and 1-minute average maximum sustained wind
  values in general were taken from operational warnings issued by the
  Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) of the U. S. Air Force and Navy,
  located at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.   Occasionally some information may
  have been gleaned from the daily tropical weather outlooks and other
  bulletins issued by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), which
  is the World Meteorological Organization's Regional Specialised Meteor-
  ological Centre for the basin.
 
     The reported maximum sustained winds are based on a 1-minute
  averaging period, which is used by all U. S. civilian and military
  weather services for tropical cyclone warnings.     For synoptic
  observations in the North Indian Ocean region, both 10-minute and
  3-minute average winds are employed, but IMD makes no attempt to
  modify the Dvorak scale for estimating tropical cyclone intensity;
  hence, a 1-minute average MSW is implied.


                            Systems Tracked
                            ---------------

   Cyclonic Storm KHAI MUK (05B)                       13 - 16 Nov 
   Cyclonic Storm NISHA (06B)                          25 - 28 Nov
                                                     
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Storm Name: KHAI MUK              Cyclone Number: 05B     Basin: NIO


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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08 NOV 13 1200  11.5 N   85.5 E  1002   25        IMD bulletin
08 NOV 13 1800  12.7 N   84.9 E         30        JTWC satellite bulletin
08 NOV 14 0000  12.9 N   84.8 E  1002   35        IMD: 30 kts
08 NOV 14 0600  13.4 N   85.1 E         40
08 NOV 14 1200  14.4 N   83.9 E   998   45        IMD: 35 kts
08 NOV 14 1800  14.4 N   83.3 E         45
08 NOV 15 0000  14.3 N   82.7 E         45
08 NOV 15 0600  14.2 N   82.4 E  1000   35        IMD: 30 kts
08 NOV 15 1200  14.3 N   81.6 E         40        IMD: 30 kts
08 NOV 15 1800  14.6 N   80.6 E         40
08 NOV 16 0000  14.8 N   79.8 E         35        Inland

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Storm Name: NISHA                 Cyclone Number: 06B     Basin: NIO


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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08 NOV 25 0830   9.7 N   80.6 E  1001   30        IMD: 8.5N/81.0E-25 kts
08 NOV 25 1430   9.9 N   80.3 E  1001   35        IMD: 8.5N/81.0E-30 kts
08 NOV 25 1800   9.7 N   80.4 E         40        Initial JTWC warning
08 NOV 26 0000   9.9 N   80.0 E  1000   45        IMD-0300Z: 10.5N/80.0E
08 NOV 26 0600  10.3 N   80.2 E         50        JTWC satellite bulletin
08 NOV 26 1200  10.5 N   79.8 E         50
08 NOV 26 1800  11.1 N   80.2 E         50
08 NOV 27 0000  11.5 N   79.9 E         50
08 NOV 27 0600  11.7 N   79.4 E         50        Inland-Final JTWC wrng
08 NOV 27 1130  11.6 N   78.6 E         35        JTWC satellite bulletin
08 NOV 27 1730  12.1 N   77.7 E         30                   "
08 NOV 27 2330  12.7 N   76.4 E         25                   "
08 NOV 28 0830  13.9 N   76.1 E         20                   "

Note: The coordinates for the first two data points above were taken from
satellite fix bulletins issued by SAB, with IMD's coordinates annotated
in the Remarks column.  I chose to use SAB's because they were more in
line with JTWC's initial warning position.  IMD's peak intensity for
Nisha (that I'm aware of) was 45 kts.   No MSW values were explicitly
given for the inland JTWC positions following issuance of the final
warning--I simply supplied those based on an average weakening trend.

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SOUTHWEST INDIAN OCEAN (SWI) - South Indian Ocean West of Longitude 90E


                        Sources of Information
                        ----------------------

     The track coordinates as well as the central pressure and 10-minute
  average maximum sustained wind estimates were obtained from warnings
  issued by Meteo France's Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre on Reunion
  Island (MFR), which is the World Meteorological Organization's Regional
  Specialised Meteorological Centre for the basin.  The 1-minute average
  maximum sustained wind estimates were taken from warnings issued by the
  Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) of the U. S. Air Force and Navy,
  located at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  The center position coordinates from
  JTWC were compared with those from MFR and annotations made in the
  Remarks column when the differences in general amounted to 40-50 nm
  or more.


                            Systems Tracked
                            ---------------

   Tropical Storm BERNARD (MFR-03 / 03S)               19 - 21 Nov

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Storm Name: BERNARD               Cyclone Number: 03S     Basin: SWI
MFR Tropical Disturbance Number: 03

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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08 NOV 19 0600   9.4 S   78.4 E   999         25  Locally 30 kts 
08 NOV 19 1200   9.5 S   79.6 E   999         25          "
08 NOV 19 1800   9.6 S   80.9 E   998   35    30
08 NOV 20 0000   9.8 S   82.7 E   998         30
08 NOV 20 0600   9.7 S   84.2 E   997   40    30  Locally 35 kts NE quad
08 NOV 20 1200  10.5 S   87.1 E   994         35  Locally 40 kts NE quad
08 NOV 20 1800  10.2 S   89.2 E   998   25    30  JTWC: 11.1S/89.2E
08 NOV 21 0000  10.5 S   91.5 E  1003         20  Locally 30 kts N semi.

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NORTHWEST AUSTRALIA/SOUTHEAST INDIAN OCEAN (AUW) - Longitude 90E to 135E


                          Sources of Information
                          ----------------------

     The track coordinates as well as the central pressure and 10-minute
  average maximum sustained wind estimates were obtained from warnings
  issued by the Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres at Perth, Western
  Australia, and Darwin, Northern Territory.    The 1-minute average
  maximum sustained wind estimates were taken from warnings issued by
  the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) of the U. S. Air Force and
  Navy, located at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  The center position coordinates
  from JTWC were compared with those from the Australian centres and
  annotations made in the Remarks column when the differences in general
  amounted to 40-50 nm or more.


                             Systems Tracked
                             ---------------

   Tropical Cyclone ANIKA (02S)                        19 - 21 Nov

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Storm Name: ANIKA                 Cyclone Number: 02S     Basin: AUW
(Name assigned by Perth TCWC)

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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08 NOV 19 0000  10.3 S   96.4 E   995         40
08 NOV 19 0600  11.2 S   98.0 E   993   35    40  JTWC: 11.8S/97.7E
08 NOV 19 1200  11.9 S   99.0 E   995         40
08 NOV 19 1800  12.5 S  100.3 E   994   50    45
08 NOV 20 0000  13.2 S  101.5 E   991         50
08 NOV 20 0600  14.0 S  102.4 E   990   50    50  JTWC: 14.7S/102.3E
08 NOV 20 1200  15.1 S  103.9 E   991   50    50  JTWC: 15.7S/103.7E
08 NOV 20 1800  15.6 S  105.2 E   994   35    45
08 NOV 21 0000  15.8 S  106.3 E  1002         30

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              !!!!!!  IMPORTANT NOTE - PLEASE READ  !!!!!!

     To repeat the caveat which is included in the Author's Note
  at the end of the cyclone summaries--the tropical cyclone tracks
  I prepare are based upon the operational warnings/advisories/
  advices/bulletins which are issued by the various tropical cyclone
  warning agencies around the world.   Users of these tracks should
  be aware that they are preliminary and subject to revision during
  post-seasonal analyses of the cyclones by the forecasters and
  analysts at the several warning centers.

     For the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific basins, official tropical
  cyclone reports and "best tracks" can be found at the website of
  the Tropical Prediction Center/National Hurricane Center:

     http://www.nhc.noaa.gov>

     The Joint Typhoon Warning Center's website contains links to their
  Annual Tropical Cyclone Reports which include that agency's "best
  tracks" for tropical cyclones in the Northwest Pacific basin, the
  North Indian Ocean, and the Southern Hemisphere:

     https://metocph.nmci.navy.mil/jtwc.php>


  SPECIAL NOTE:  Back issues of the global tropical cyclone summaries
  and monthly cyclone track files can be obtained at the following
  websites:

    ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/pub/landsea/padgett/>
    http://australiasevereweather.com/cyclones/>
    http://www.typhoon2000.ph>
    http://mpittweather.com>


  PREPARED BY:

  Gary Padgett              [email protected]


  SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS BY:

  Michael V. Padua          michaelpa[email protected] 
                            [email protected]

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Document: trak0811.htm
Updated: 30th November 2008

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