Typhoon Chabas Near Japan, Downgraded to Category 1
Typhoon Chaba/Katring (16W), located approximately 225 nautical miles south-southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, has tracked northeastward at 19 knots during the past six hours. Maximum significant wave height is 20 feet.
Early on October 20, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) upgraded an area of low pressure into a tropical depression. Later that day, the JMA reported that the tropical depression slightly intensified.
The next day, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center started monitoring the system as tropical depression 16W. On October 23, the system entered the Philippine Area of responsibility and the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) started monitoring the system as Tropical Depression “Katring”.
On October 24, the JMA and JTWC upgraded the tropical depression into a tropical storm and the JMA named it “Chaba”. On October 25, the JMA further upgraded the storm into a Severe Tropical Storm. Later that day, the JTWC upgraded the storm into a Category 1 Typhoon.
Early on October 26, the JMA further upgraded the storm into a Typhoon. Early on October 27, the JTWC upgraded the typhoon into a Category 2 Typhoon. The following day the JTWC upgraded the system into a Category 4 Typhoon, but soon after weakened back to a Category 3. By late on October 29, the JMA had downgraded the typhoon into a Severe Tropical Storm while the JTWC downgraded it into a Category 1 Typhoon.