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No. 01 Standby Signal

Signal No. 1's icon as shown on media and NMBILN's official documents when the signal is in force.

Signal No. 1 Standby (Traditional Chinese: 一號戒備信號), colloquially as Signal No. 1 (Traditional Chinese: 一號風球), is a tropical cyclone warning signal issued by National Meteorology Bureau of the Imaginary Lands of Nicholas (NMBILN). It is the lowest stage of all tropical cyclone warning signals, the next higher one is Signal No. 3 Strong Winds. In most cases, this is the first tropical cyclone warning signal issued when a tropical cyclone poses a threat to a particular location.

As the tropical cyclone warning signal is adapted from Hong Kong Observatory's system, the meaning of Signal No. 1 is similar to that of Hong Kong's.

When the light system was still in place, Signal No. 1 was indicated by a series of flashing lights at the top of the lighthouse in a harbour. The sequence of the lights are "White", "White", "White".

MeaningEdit

The official definition of Signal No. 1 Standby is "A tropical cyclone is centred within a 800 km (500 mi) radius from a particular location, and may affect the location. There may be strong wind gusts (over 41 km/h), especially on higher grounds and offshore areas. There are strong winds in the vicinity's waters."

A common misconception of the public is that when a tropical cyclone enters the 800 km radius, Signal No. 1 is automatically issued. Actually, Signal No. 1 is only issued if and only if the tropical cyclone is in the 800 km, and making a significant progress towards the location, potentially bringing strong winds (over 41 km/h) to the location. In fact, many tropical cyclones that enter this radius pass by "unnoticed" and are not issued any tropical cyclone signals.

A majority of the anemometer stations of the location must reach a sustained wind speed above strong winds (41 km/h) before the tropical cyclone signal to be "upgraded" to the next stage - Signal No. 3 Strong Winds. For example, in Nicholas City, there are 8 anemometer stations. At least 5 must record a sustained wind speed over 41 km/h, or at least the weights (the population proportion of each respective districts of the city) of the stations recording over 41 km/h reach over half of the city's population, for Signal No. 3 Strong Winds to replace Signal No. 1.

ImpactsEdit

There are generally minimal impacts caused by this signal, as a tropical cyclone located this far is highly unlikely to bring damaging winds and heavy rainfall. However, residents are urged to take precautions as weather conditions may worsen rapidly.

ExtremesEdit

Issued History since 2012Edit

Tropical Cyclone Issued Time Cancelled Time Duration Replaced with
2012
Severe Typhoon Kay-Dooblurvay
(強颱風吉古拉斯)
10 Jun 19:35 11 Jun 15:50 20 hrs, 15 mins No. 03 Strong Wind Signal.png Signal No. 3 Strong Winds
Severe Tropical Storm Sze Nga
(強烈熱帶風暴詩雅)
17 Jun 20:50 18 Jun 14:30 17 hrs, 40 mins No. 03 Strong Wind Signal.png Signal No. 3 Strong Winds
19 Jun 17:05 20 Jun 02:25 9 hrs, 20 mins Cancelled
Tropical Storm Freeland
(熱帶風暴費蘭)
6 Jul 02:15 9 Jul 17:20 3 days, 15 hrs, 5 mins No. 03 Strong Wind Signal.png Signal No. 3 Strong Winds
Super Typhoon Eigen
(超強颱風艾格)
6 Aug 10:15 7 Aug 06:20 20 hrs, 5 mins No. 03 Strong Wind Signal.png Signal No. 3 Strong Winds
9 Aug 20:30 10 Aug 02:30 6 hrs Cancelled
Tropical Storm Inahu
(熱帶風暴銀牙護)
13 Aug 23:00 15 Aug 04:15 1 day, 5 hrs, 15 mins Cancelled
Severe Typhoon Chi Wai
(強颱風志偉)
29 Aug 16:55 30 Aug 07:20 14 hrs, 25 mins No. 03 Strong Wind Signal.png Signal No. 3 Strong Winds
2 Sep 10:30 3 Sep 13:35 1 day, 3 hrs, 5 mins No. 03 Strong Wind Signal.png Signal No. 3 Strong Winds
6 Sep 08:55 7 Sep 23:00 1 day, 14 hrs, 5 mins Cancelled
Severe Tropical Storm Soa
(強烈熱帶風暴蘇亞)
11 Oct 13:50 12 Oct 15:20 1 day, 1 hr, 30 mins No. 03 Strong Wind Signal.png Signal No. 3 Strong Winds
2013
Tropical Storm Pik Ning
(熱帶風暴碧寧)
13 Jun 17:15 14 Jun 09:30 16 hrs, 15 mins No. 03 Strong Wind Signal.png Signal No. 3 Strong Winds
Tropical Depression Two
(熱帶低氣壓二號)
19 Jun 16:30 21 Jun 14:00 1 day, 21 hrs, 30 mins Cancelled
Typhoon Poplar
(颱風白楊)
23 Jul 08:40 24 Jul 00:05 15 hrs, 25 mins No. 03 Strong Wind Signal.png Signal No. 3 Strong Winds
Severe Tropical Storm Kenzo
(強烈熱帶風暴賢三)
22 Aug 00:15 22 Aug 12:55 12 hrs, 40 mins No. 03 Strong Wind Signal.png Signal No. 3 Strong Winds
24 Aug 15:00 25 Aug 01:15 10 hrs, 15 mins Cancelled
Tropical Depression Five
(熱帶低氣壓五號)
19 Oct 23:35 21 Oct 19:35 1 day, 20 hrs Cancelled
2014
Severe Typhoon Javid
(強烈颱風夏菲特)
17 Jun 14:50 18 Jun 09:45 18 hrs, 55 mins No. 03 Strong Wind Signal.png Signal No. 3 Strong Winds
Severe Tropical Storm Toman
(強烈熱帶風暴多曼)
02 Jul 13:35 03 Jul 11:35 22 hrs No. 03 Strong Wind Signal.png Signal No. 3 Strong Winds
Tropical Storm Jacob
(熱帶風暴積及)
15 Aug 17:25 16 Aug 16:00 22 hrs, 35 mins Cancelled
Tropical Depression Five
(熱帶低氣壓五號)
05 Sep 09:00 07 Sep 18:00 2 days, 9 hrs Cancelled
Typhoon Ess-Essex
(颱風雅息士)
07 Oct 23:45 09 Oct 10:45 1 day, 11 hrs No. 03 Strong Wind Signal.png Signal No. 3 Strong Winds
09 Oct 18:45 10 Oct 02:00 7 hrs, 15 mins Cancelled
Typhoon Kentley
(颱風肯特利)
17 Oct 14:55 18 Oct 22:30 1 day, 7 hrs, 35 mins No. 03 Strong Wind Signal.png Signal No. 3 Strong Winds
20 Oct 08:30 21 Oct 01:15 16 hrs, 45 mins Cancelled
2015
Severe Tropical Storm Nga Sai
(強烈熱帶風暴雅婿)
12 Jun 17:00 13 Jun 00:20 7 hrs, 20 mins No. 03 Strong Wind Signal.png Signal No. 3 Strong Winds
Typhoon Bo Nga
(颱風寶瓦)
30 Jun 08:55 02 Jul 23:55 2 days, 15 hrs Cancelled
04 Jul 05:05 04 Jul 12:55 7 hrs, 50 mins No. 03 Strong Wind Signal.png Signal No. 3 Strong Winds
Severe Typhoon Moss
(強烈颱風莫思)
09 Aug 22:35 10 Aug 06:55 8 hrs, 20 mins No. 03 Strong Wind Signal.png Signal No. 3 Strong Winds
Severe Tropical Storm Marriott
(強烈熱帶風暴萬豪)
21 Oct 14:45
2016
Typhoon Mei Nga
(颱風美亞)
15 Jun 17:00 16 Jun 21:45 1 day, 4 hrs, 45 mins No. 03 Strong Wind Signal.png Signal No. 3 Strong Winds
Severe Tropical Storm Matheson
(強烈熱帶風暴勿地臣)
12 Jul 13:15 14 Jul 15:00 2 days, 1 hr, 45 mins Cancelled
Severe Typhoon Richmond
(強烈颱風列治文)
Unknown No. 03 Strong Wind Signal.png Signal No. 3 Strong Winds
Tropical Depression Four
(熱帶低氣壓四號)
04 Oct 11:10 07 Oct 05:10 2 days, 18 hrs No. 03 Strong Wind Signal.png Signal No. 3 Strong Winds
08 Oct 12:20 12 Oct 02:20 3 days, 14 hrs Cancelled
Super Typhoon Eason
(超強颱風醫神)
19 Oct 15:45 20 Oct 09:15 17 hrs, 30 mins No. 03 Strong Wind Signal.png Signal No. 3 Strong Winds
Tropical Storm Saunders
(熱帶風暴山度士)
25 Oct 18:15 26 Oct 23:35 1 day, 5 hrs, 20 mins No. 03 Strong Wind Signal.png Signal No. 3 Strong Winds

PrecautionsEdit

The official document of the kingdom of handling a tropical cyclone, the Cyclone Safety Act (Traditional Chinese: 風暴安全法) does not illustrate any mandatory precaution steps to be taken. However, the NMBILN advises that, when Signal No. 1 is in force, residents should:

  • Keep sewage clear to ensure a smooth flow for runoff and any precipitation
  • Keep away from the sea surfaces as there may be violent waves at times due to strong wind gusts.
  • All small boats should be safely anchored in designated typhoon shelters.
  • All employees working outdoors, be ensured to be safe at all times, and have a method of contact with your employer in case of emergency.
  • Trips to anywhere outside the territory, or to the remote parts of the territory, may be delayed.
  • Continue to tune into radio, television, or NMBILN's website for further updates.


National Meteorology Bureau of the Imaginary Lands of Nicholas Weather warnings and signals

Tropical cyclone warning signal

No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 StandbyNo. 03 Strong Wind Signal.png Signal No. 3 Strong WindsNo. 8 Northeast Gale or Storm Signal.pngNo. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal.pngNo. 8 Northwest Gale or Storm Signal.pngNo. 8 Southwest Gale or Storm Signal.png Signal No. 8 Gale or Storm
No. 09 Increasing Gale or Storm Signal.png Signal No. 9 Increasing Gale or StormNo. 10 Hurricane Signal.png Signal No. 10 Hurricane

Storm Surge

Amber Storm SurgeRed Storm SurgeBlack Storm Surge

Rainfall

Amber RainstormRed RainstormBlack RainstormRainfall WatchRainfall Warning
Landslip WarningLow Lying Areas Flooding Advisory

Snowfall and Winter Storms

Snowfall WatchSnowfall Warning • Snowsqualls (AmberRedBlack)
Blizzard WarningBlowing Snow WarningFreezing Rain WarningWinter Storm WatchWinter Storm Warning

Temperature

Humidex AdvisoryVery Hot (> 33°C)
Arctic Outflow WarningFlash Freeze WarningFrost WarningVery Cold (< - 12°C) • Wind Chill Warning

Severe Thunderstorm

Severe Thunderstorm WatchSevere Thunderstorm WarningTornado WatchTornado Warning

Fire Danger

Amber Fire DangerRed Fire Danger

Winds

Strong Monsoon SignalWind Warning

Other

Dust Storm WarningFog AdvisorySmog AdvisorySpecial Weather StatementTsunami Warning

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