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FRANCISCO to Bring More Rain to Sodden Coastal Japan

Posted by feww on October 23, 2013

Typhoon FRANCISCO to Swipe Japan’s Pacific Coast

FRANCISCO, the 27th Typhoon of 2013, would likely follow a somewhat similar path to typhoon WIPHA, which dumped more than 800 millimeter of rain over Izu Ōshima Island in 24 hours, as it swiped Tokyo region.

WIPHA unleashed massive landslides on the volcanic Island, killing dozens of people (29 confirmed dead , 16 others missing presumed dead), destroying or damaging hundreds of homes and forcing thousands to evacuate last Wednesday.

FIRE-EARTH Models show FRANCISCO making landfall with probability of about 55 percent, as of 03:00UTC on October 23, 2013.

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Typhoon FRANCISCO moves closer to southern Japan, watched by Super Typhoon LEKIMA. VISIBLE/INFRARED satellite image (FIRE-EARTH Enhancement) recorded at 01:30UTC on October 23, 2013. Original image sourced from: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.

Typhoon FRANCISCO

  • Time: 03:00UTC – October 23, 2013
  • Movement: NW (305 degrees) at 15km/hr
  • Position: Near 24.3ºN, 131.1ºE
  • Location: About 270km Southeast (118 degrees) of Naha, Okinawa, Japan
  • Max Sustained Winds: 140km/hr
  • Max Wind Gusts: 215km/hr
  • Significant Wave Height:   10m
  • Source: FIRE-EARTH and others

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Projected paths of Typhoon FRANCISCO and Super Typhoon LEKIMA as of 01:30UTC on October 23, 2013. Original images sourced from: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC. Enhanced by FIRE-EARTH

Typhoon Stats for NW Pacific

  • The 60 year average (1951-2010) No of Typhoons: 20.9
  • No of typhoons so far this year: 28
  • Percent Increase: 34 [Calculated by FIRE-EARTH blog]

typhoon list 2013

Related News

Nansei Sekiyu KK, a Japanese refiner owned by Petrobras, has shut down marine operations at its 100,000 barrels-per-day refinery in Okinawa, due to typhoon FRANCISCO, said a report.

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FRANCISCO Shifts Up Into Major Typhoon Gear

Posted by feww on October 18, 2013

FRANCISCO strengthens into Cat 4B storm, could become a super typhoon

Packing sustained winds of about 230km/hr, FRANCISCO has intensified to a Cat 4B typhoon force, with a significant probability [P=74%] of further strengthening into a super typhoon, albeit briefly, with winds in excess of 250 km/h.

Typhoon FRANCISCO

Time: 06:00UTC – October 18, 2013
Movement: NW at 3km/hr
Position: Near 14.6ºN, 141.8E
Location: About 340km WNW (290 degrees) of Hagåtña, Guam, Mariana Islands
Max Sustained Winds: 230km/hr
Max Wind Gusts: 275km/hr
Significant Wave Height: ~ 10m
Source: FIRE-EARTH and others

FRANCISCO is expected to intensify to a Cat 5 Super Typhoon Force, before weakening as it moves toward Japan region. —FIRE-EARTH.

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Typhoon FRANCISCO. VIS/IR satellite image (FIRE-EARTH Enhancement) recorded at 06:32UTC on October 18, 2013. Original image sourced from: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.

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Typhoon FRANCISCO Inching Toward Japan

Posted by feww on October 17, 2013

FRANCISCO, the 27th Typhoon of 2013

Typhoon FRANCISCO

Time: 06:00UTC – October 17, 2013
Movement: WSW (245 degrees) at 3km/hr
Position: Near 11.2ºN, 142.8E
Location: Near 370km SW of Hagåtña, Guam, Mariana Islands
Max Sustained Winds: 135km/hr
Max Wind Gusts: 165km/hr
Significant Wave Height: ~ 8m
Source: FIRE-EARTH and others

FRANCISCO is expected to intensify to a Cat 4C Typhoon force, before gradually weakening as it moves toward Japan region. —FIRE-EARTH.

TY FRANCISCO 17oct13
Typhoon FRANCISCO. Visible/Shortwave IR (FIRE-EARTH Enhancement) satellite image recorded at 04:32UTC on October 17, 2013. The typhoon was located SSW of Guam. Original image sourced from: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.

FRANCISCO Projected Path
Typhoon FRANCISCO with the projected path. IR satellite image (FIRE-EARTH Enhancement) recorded at 04:32UTC on October 17, 2013. Original image sourced from: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.

Typhoon Stats for NW Pacific

  • The 60 year average (1951-2010) No of Typhoons: 20.9
  • No of typhoons so far this year: 27
  • Percent Increase: 29.2 [Calculated by FIRE-EARTH blog]

TY List 2013 as of oct 17

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