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MA-ON Stregthens to Cat 4A Typhoon

Posted by feww on July 15, 2011

Typhoon MA-ON Intensifies to a Cat 4A Storm with winds of about 220km/hr

Most models forecast MA-ON making landfall on the island of Shikoku [see daily updates.]


Typhoon MA-ON with the latest projected track based on several models – IR satellite image [8-km res.] Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

Typhoon MA-ON Summary of Details (as of posting)

  • Location: ~ 445km SE of IWO TO, Japan
  • Position: ~ 20.7N 140.7E
  • Movement and speed: moving west (275 degrees,) at a forward speed of about 15 km/hr
  • Maximum sustained winds: 220 km/hr
  • Wind gusts: up to 270 km/hr
  • Estimated time of [first] landfall: July 19 @ 20:00UTC [See daily updates]
  • Remarks: MA-ON will likely become a super typhoon as it heads NW moving over warmer waters. The typhoon could make a second landfall on the Honshu Island before it exits land, returning to the Pacific Ocean. (FIRE-EARTH forecast based on data from various sources.)


Typhoon MA-ON – MTSAT2 –Full View – IR Satellite Image.  Source: Digital Typhoon. Click image to enlarge. Click HERE to update.


Typhoon MA-ON
with the latest projected track based on several models – WV satellite image [8-km res.] Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.


Typhoon MA-ON – MTSAT2 – Source: Digital Typhoon. Click image to enlarge.

MA-ON Animation

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Fierce typhoon CHABA may miss Japan

Posted by feww on October 28, 2010

Typhoon CHABA strengthens to a cat. 4A force, may steer away from Japan

CHABA is moving NE with maximum sustained winds of about 225 km/hr [FEWW estimate]

See: FEWW New Hurricane Scale


Click image to enlarge. Source: Digital Typhoon


Typhoon CHABA – IR Satellite Image (NHC Enhancement) – 2km res. Source: CIMSS


Typhoon CHABA – IR Satellite Image (NHC Enhancement) – 4km res. Source: CIMSS


Typhoon CHABA Projected Paths. Source: CIMSS.

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