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Merbok (12W) Upgraded to Typhoon

29.1N 144.3E

August 7th, 2011 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Typhoon Merbok (12W) - August 6th, 2011

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Track of TY 12W - August 6th, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TY 12W

Late on August 5, the JMA upgraded Merbok to a severe tropical storm. Early August 6, the JTWC upgraded Merbok into a Category 1 Typhoon.

Typhoon Merbok (12W), located approximately 800 nm east-southeast of Tokyo, Japan, has tracked northward at 06 knots over the past six hours. Maximum significant wave height is 25 feet.

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