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Typhoon SONGDA Targets Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa

Posted by feww on May 28, 2011

SONGDA Downgraded to Cat 3B on FEWW New Hurricane Scale

Typhoon SONGDA could make a direct hit on the tiny volcanic island [and popular holiday resort] of Miyakojima (Pop: 56,000; area: ~ 160 km2; position: 24°46′N 125°19′E.)

Current Details

  • Date and Time   May 28, 2011 at 05:50UTC
  • Position:  Near 24.1N 124.4E
  • Location: About 530 km SW of Kadena, Okinawa
  • Movement over the past 6 hours:  NNE
  • Forward Speed: 28km/hr (15 KTS)

Current Wind Distribution:

  • Max sustained winds: ~ 193 km/hr (104 KTS) – [Cat 3B storm on FEWW New Hurricane Scale]
  • Max wind gusts: 235 km/hr (127 KT)
  • Max significant wave height: 11.3m (37feet)
  • Source: FIRE-EARTH estimates based on data provided by JTWC and others.


Typhoon SONGDA – VIS/IR satellite image – 4km res. Source: CIMSS. [NOTE: locations show on the map are approximate, and used for reference only.]


Typhoon SONGDA – IR satellite image  (BD  Enhancement) – 2km res. Source: CIMSS. Click images to enlarge.


Map of Miyakojima Island with the position of Typhoon SONGDA shown at 04:00UTC on May 28, 2011. Source: Digital Typhoon. Map enhanced by FIRE-EARTH.

Related Links

Loops/Animations (MTSAT/NOAA/SSD)

Digital Typhoon Animations

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