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Typhoon MA-ON Prepares for First Landing

Posted by feww on July 19, 2011

MA-ON to Make First Landfall at Midnight on July 19: Forecast

Typhoon MA-ON is currently a Cat. 1 Storm with sustained winds of about 145 km/hr, moving close to the island of Shikoku.

If the latest analysis made by Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) is accurate, the typhoon should make its first landing at about midnight (UTC) on July 19.

Typhoon MA-ON – VIS satellite image [1-km res.] Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

Current Details (JMA)
Scale: Large
Intensity: Strong
Center position:  32.4°N, 133.1°E
Direction and speed:  NNE 15km/h (8kt)
Central pressure: 960hPa
Maximum wind speed: 40m/s (75kt)
Maximum wind gusts: 55m/s (105kt)
Area of 50kt or stronger winds : 190km E (100NM), 110km W
Area of 30kt or stronger winds: 650km E, 410km W

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

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

Click images to enlarge.

MA-ON Animation

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One Response to “Typhoon MA-ON Prepares for First Landing”

  1. Ben said

    [Desperate hype by Bloomberg. “‘The outlook is for the typhoon to head east off Tokyo’s coast, meaning it will not impact Fukushima and the northeast areas directly,’ an officer at the JMA said.” Moderator]

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