Saturday, September 18, 2010

Typhoon Fanapi in Northwest Pacific

NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Typhoon Fanapi on September 17 at 04:45 UTC (12:45 a.m. EDT) and captured this infrared image of its cold cloudtop temperatures. The coldest cloud tops were as cold as -60F, and the imagery showed a tight center circulation. Credit: NASA JPL, Ed Olsen 

Typhoon Fanapi

The Atlantic doesn't have an exclusive on tropical activity at this time.   NASA's Aqua satellite revealed strong convection and a tight circulation center within Typhoon Fanapi in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean as it heads for a landfall in Taiwan this weekend.  

NASA:    Tropical Storm Fanapi (Northwest Pacific)

Fanapi has intensified into a super typhoon, Red alert issued

The Central Meteorological Office of China Meteorological Administration (CMA) continues to issue the Red alert for typhoon at 6:00 p.m. on September 18:

The 11th severe typhoon Fanapi intensified into a super typhoon at 4:00 p.m. today. At 5:00 p.m. today, it was centered about 310 km east of Hualian, Taiwan province (23.9N, 124.7E) with maximum wind force up to scale 16 (52m/s).     Read More ...

 Latest weather bulletin issued by the Hong Kong Observatory: click here

Graphic Courtesy: Hong Kong Observatory


19 Sep Typhoon 120 km/h
20 Sep Tropical Storm 75 km/h
21 Sep Low Pressure Area  40 km/h

Bulletin updated at

23:00 HKT 18 September 2010

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