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Typhoon FRANCISCO and TD 27 Headed for Tokyo

Posted by feww on October 20, 2013

FRANCISCO back into fourth gear

Typhoon FRANCISCO is currently targeting Tokyo area, but will significantly weaken before potentially making a landfall. FIRE-EARTH Models show the two system still likely to interact, if favorable conditions continue.

Typhoon FRANCISCO

  • Time: 14:00UTC – October 20, 2013
  • Movement: NW (305 degrees) at 08km/hr
  • Position: Near 18.9ºN, 136.8E
  • Location: About 1,240km Southeast (130degrees) of Okinawa, Japan
  • Max Sustained Winds: 235km/hr [Cat 4B on FIRE-EARTH Scale]
  • Max Wind Gusts: 280km/hr
  • Significant Wave Height:   18m
  • Source: FIRE-EARTH and others

francisco vis-ir 20oct
Typhoon FRANCISCO. VISIBLE/INFRARED satellite image (FIRE-EARTH Enhancement) recorded at 13:32UTC on October 20, 2013. Original image sourced from: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC. 

FRANCISCO projected path 20oct13
Projected Paths of TY FRANCISCO and TD TWENTYSEVEN (FIRE-EARTH Enhancement). Original image sourced from: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC. 

More details to follow…

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