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Typhoon Danas (23W)

29.3N 130.7E

October 7th, 2013 Category: Tropical Cyclones MODISTerra

Typhoon Danas (23W) – October 7th, 2013

A tropical depression formed northeast of Guam. It strengthened into Tropical Depression 23W on October 3. Late on October 4, the JMA upgraded it to Tropical Storm Danas. The PAGASA gave the name Ramil as it pass through the corner of the Philippine area of responsibility on a short matter of time very late on October 6 as a Category 3 typhoon. On October 7, Typhoon Danas entered warm waters as it became a Category 4 typhoon.

Tropical Storms 22W and 23W (Danas) – October 6th, 2013

Typhoon Danas is forecast to strike Japan at about 18:00 GMT on 8 October. Data supplied by the US Navy and Air Force Joint Typhoon Warning Center suggest that the point of landfall will be near 35.2 N, 132.3 E. Danas is expected to bring 1-minute maximum sustained winds to the region of around 120 km/h (74 mph). Wind gusts in the area may be considerably higher.

Typhoon Wutip (20W)

16.6N 107.9E

September 30th, 2013 Category: Tropical Cyclones AVHRRMetop

Typhoon Wutip (20W) – September 30th, 2013

At least 70 people have been reported missing after a typhoon caused three fishing boats to sink in the South China Sea, Chinese state media say.
Five boats carrying more than 150 people encountered strong winds from Typhoon Wutip on Sunday, Xinhua news agency says citing maritime officials.
A rescue operation is under way and reports say 14 people have been found.
The storm is expected to make landfall in central Vietnam on Monday and thousands have been evacuated there.

Typhoon Pabuk (19W) Off Japan Tracked by a Constellation of Satellites

28.6N 137.1E

September 27th, 2013 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Typhoon Pabuk (19W) Metop2/AVHRR – September 24th, 2013

Typhoon Pabuk (19W) off the coast of Japan tracked from space by several Earth Observation satellites. All images were acquired on September 24th, 2013.

Aqua/MODIS

Suomi-NPP/VIIRS – Day

Suomi-NPP/VIIRS – Night

Hundreds Dead and Missing in Philippines Due to Typhoon Bopha (26W)

12.7N 116.2E

December 10th, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Typhoon Bopha (26W) – December 8th, 2012

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Typhoon Bopha (26W) - December 8th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TY 26W

This image shows Typhoon Bopha (TY 26W) as it passed over the Philippines and weakened to a Tropical Depression. On the day this image was captured, nearly 600 fatalities had been confirmed, and hundreds were still missing as the storm made a U-turn and threatened the country’s northwest.

The following day, Bopha weakened into a Low Pressure Area as it passed over the northern part of the Philippines. The tail end of a cold front contributed to the dissipation of the storm. Currently, 548 people are confirmed dead and 827 are missing.

Bopha (26W) Over South China Sea

11.8N 116.2E

December 9th, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Typhoon Bopha (26W) – December 8th, 2012

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Typhoon Bopha (26W) - December 8th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TY 26W

Typhoon Bopha (TY 26W) was a tropical cyclone which formed unusually close to the equator.

Bopha is the strongest tropical cyclone to ever hit the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, making landfall as a Category 5 super typhoon with winds of 160 mph (260 km/h).

Bopha is also the second-most southerly Category 5 super typhoon, reaching a minimum latitude of 7.4°N on December 3. Only Typhoon Louise of 1964 came closer to the equator, reaching 7.3°N.

After first hitting Palau, where it destroyed houses,disrupted communications and caused power outages, flooding and uprooted trees, Bopha made landfall late on December 3 over Mindanao, an island that had been devastated by Washi in December 2011. The storm caused widespread destruction on Mindanao, leaving thousands homeless and more than 500 fatalities.

After hitting Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley provinces, Typhoon Bopha crossed the southern Mindanao and central regions, cutting power to two provinces and triggering landslides. More than 170,000 fled to evacuation centres. The typhoon has since moved to the South China Sea west of the Palawan island province; government meteorologists predict the typhoon’s future path could be across Vietnam or southern China.

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