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Typhoon MA-ON Races Toward Japan

Posted by feww on July 17, 2011

MA-ON weakens slightly, still packing winds of about 205km/hr

Typhoon MA-ON has weakened slightly to Cat 3C Storm with winds of about 205km/hr, and gusts of up to 250km/hr

Heavy rain caused by the outer bands of the massive 2,000-km wide typhoon has already drenched most of the island of Shikoku.

MA-ON is completing an Eyewall Replacement Cycle (ERC), and should resume re-intensification in the warm waters that extend all the way to coastal areas of Japan, and in the absence of strong vertical wind shear, JTWC reported.


Typhoon MA-ON – VIS/IR satellite image [4-km res.] Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.


Typhoon MA-ON – IR satellite image [4-km res] with projected path superimposed. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

MA-ON Animation

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Typhoon MA-ON Making Her MI-ND Up

Posted by feww on July 16, 2011

MA-ON Still a Cat 4A Storm

Some models suggest MA-ON may avoid making Japan landfall.

Compared with the damage caused as a result of a direct hit, the typhoon could inflict more harm by moving close along Japan’s coastline.


Typhoon MA-ON with model forecasts tracks superimposed – VIS/IR satellite image [8-km res.] Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

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

  • Location: ~ 1,470km South of Osaka, Japan
  • Position: ~ 21.8N 137.4E
  • Movement and speed: moving west (275 degrees,) at a forward speed of about 15 km/hr
  • Maximum sustained winds: 220 km/hr [SATCON]
  • 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.)  [See daily updates]


Typhoon MA-ON – MTSAT2 [July 16 @ 10:00UTC] – Source: Digital Typhoon. Click image to enlarge.

MA-ON Animation

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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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MA-ON Racing to Super Typhoon Status

Posted by feww on July 14, 2011

Typhoon MA-ON (08W) Intensifies to a Cat 3A Storm

Typhoon MA-ON is targeting Japan and could make landfall on Kyūshū Island with winds approaching 270 km/h and gusts in excess of 320 km/h [FIRE-EARTH estimates.]


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

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

  • Location: ~ 680km SE of IWO TO, Japan
  • Position: ~ 20.1N, 145.9E
  • Movement and speed: moving west (275 degrees,) at a forward speed of about 15 km/hr
  • Maximum sustained winds: 185 km/hr
  • Wind gusts: up to 230 km/hr
  • Estimated time of landfall: July 19 @ 20:30UTC [See updates]
  • Remarks: MA-ON will likely become a super typhoon as it heads NW moving over warmer waters. (FIRE-EARTH forecast based on data from various sources.)


Typhoon MA-ON – IR/WV Diff satellite image [2-km res.] Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge


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


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

MA-ON Animation

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