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Typhoon MA-ON: Japan’s Shikoku Island in Crosshairs

Posted by feww on July 18, 2011

MA-ON Headed Toward Shikoku Island, Japan

The typhoon could make landfall on Shikoku Island at about 12:00UTC on July 19, according to Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).


Typhoon MA-ON – VIS/IR satellite image [4-km res.] Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

MA-ON is currently a Category 2A storm with sustained winds of about 160km/hr, according to SATCON. However the estimate by JMA (see below) makes the typhoon a Category 1 storm with sustained winds of about 140km/hr.

Current Status

TYPHOON MA-ON – Issued at 12:50 UTC, 18 July 2011 by JMA

Intensity: Strong
Center position of probability circle: 33.3°N, E133.8°E
Direction and speed:  NNE 15km/h (9kt)
Central pressure: 955hPa
Maximum wind speed: 40m/s (75kt)
Maximum wind gusts:  55m/s (105kt)
Radius of probability circle: 160km (85NM)
Storm warning area E370km (200NM), W300km (160NM)

MA-ON Projected Path (24-hr Probability Map)


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MA-ON Projected Path (72-hr Probability Map)


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MA-ON Animation

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