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Typhoon FANAPI Hits Taiwan

Posted by feww on September 19, 2010

FANAPI Wreaks Havoc Across Taiwan

Typhoon FANAPI hit the island of Taiwan earlier today, forcing the closure of govt offices and schools, disrupting train services and flights, as the authorities evacuated up to 10,000 people in mountainous areas.

Typhoon FANAPI struck Taiwan on its way to China. Image source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

FANAPI was a category 3 hurricane as it made landfall in Taiwan, delivering heavy precipitation and strong winds.  The hurricane is expected to regain strength and strike South East China as a category 3B – 3C hurricane later on today or early tomorrow local time.

FANAPI was expected to cause substantial damage along its path over Taiwan.

When typhoon MORAKOT  struck Taiwan last year, it killed about 1,000 people and left thousands more homeless.

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Posted by feww on September 16, 2010

4 More Storms Including 2 Hurricanes Deliver Huge Amounts of Precipitation Globally

(L to R) TS KARL, Hurricanes IGOR and Julia, TS FANAPI. Image Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

SSMI/AMSRE-derived Total Precipitable Water – Global

Timed at: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 12:15:30 UTC. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

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Source:CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

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Hurricane Norbert Now a Cat 2 off Pacific Mexico

Posted by feww on October 8, 2008

Update No.3: Norbert Makes Landfall in Mainland Mexico

Update No.2: Norbert Strengthens to a Cat 4 Hurricane

Update: Oct 8, 2008 – 09:00UTC Norbert is a major hurricane with sustained winds of 185km/hr with higher gusts, additional strengthening forecast.

Norbert, the 7th hurricane of the East Pacific season, strengthened off Mexico’s Pacific coast and is forecast to become a major hurricane before landfall at Baja California peninsula

Hurricane Details

  • Source: NHC
  • Forecaster: Beven
  • Date and Time: October 8, 2008 at 03:00UTC
  • Current Location: The center of hurricane Norbert was located near latitude 15.7 north, longitude 109.0 west or about 805 km south of the southern tip of Baja California.
  • Category and Wind Speed: Maximum sustained winds have increased to 165 km/hr with higher gusts.  Norbert is a Category 2A on FEWW Hurricane Scale (cat. two on the Saffir-Simpson scale) and is expected to become a major hurricane on Wednesday.
  • Direction: Norbert is moving toward the west-northwest at 17 km/hr. This general motion is expected to continue through Wednesday with a turn toward the northwest expected on Thursday.
  • Wind Force Extent: Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 45 km from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 165 km.
  • Estimated minimum central pressure: 970 mb (28.64 inches).

Hurricane NORBERT

Image frozen – date and time as indicated. Source: NOAA.

Tropical Storm Force Wind Speed Probabilities – 120 Hours

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