Super typhoon headed for Japan!

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posted on Jun, 16 2004 @ 11:58 PM
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Supertyphoon Dianmu, churning north-northwestward through the Philippine Sea, is packing sustained winds of 180 mph.

There seems to be a lot of strange weather phenomena lately.

www.weather.com...




posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 12:01 AM
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With 180mph sustained winds where does this storm rank all time?



posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 12:08 AM
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hurricanes and typhoons are not my forte when it comes to weather, but this sucker looks huge. the storm system itself looks almost as large as japan!

www.intellicast.com...



posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 12:12 AM
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This is a site that has some good information as well as great satellite images.

agora.ex.nii.ac.jp...

This is the main site (posted wrong link).

agora.ex.nii.ac.jp...

[edit on 17-6-2004 by mo_trot]



posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 12:14 AM
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What a cool image. Look at those storms lined up in both hemispheres. Because of the lack of land the ones in the southern hemisphere stand out more. Very nice. I'd like to see a close up image of that typhoon. It must be impressive.



posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 12:15 AM
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here.

[edit on 17-6-2004 by jrod]



posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 12:16 AM
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Here is a hi-res loop by Intellicast.

www.intellicast.com...



posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 12:18 AM
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I wonder if it will be heading for Hong Kong? Cos Japan is near Hong Kong.



posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 12:23 AM
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Thank goodness I don't live on Kyushu anymore. I've been through my fair share of typhoons while living in Japan, but this one takes the cake. That is definitely one powerful storm system.



posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 12:30 AM
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According to this story the strongest storm ever recorded had wind speeds of 213mph (sustained) in 1961 in a typhoon but these were just estimates and apparently there is a claim that speeds were over estimated for Typhoons from the 1940's to 1960's. Seems the accepted record is 190mhh. So this storm is about one of the strongest in history.

www.aoml.noaa.gov...



posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 12:33 AM
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Wow! I suppose super storms come in cycles just like everything. :-D



posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 05:47 PM
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The storm has weakened but is still headed for Japan, and is still considered a super typhoon.

weather.unisys.com...

[edit on 18-6-2004 by mo_trot]





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