[Vision2020] Japan, S. Korea Impacts: Joint Typhoon Warning Center: Super Typhoon 11W (Haishen) Warning #16

Ted Moffett starbliss at gmail.com
Fri Sep 4 04:24:35 PDT 2020



Predicted to reach maximum sustained winds of 140 KTS, 161 MPH, thus a
category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

Typhoon Maysak impacted Okinawa in the past week:



>From NASA website above:

Maysak reached typhoon strength on August 29 and intensified to become the
strongest typhoon so far in the 2020 Western Pacific season
At peak intensity on September 1, Maysak’s winds measured 230 kilometers
(145 miles) per hour, a category 4 storm. The typhoon battered Okinawa, the
Ryukyu Islands, and Jeju Island before moving ashore on the Korean
Peninsula. Forecasters called for widespread rainfall of 100 to 200
millimeters (4 to 8 inches). That rain will fall upon ground that has been
soaked by South Korea’s second-wettest monsoon
<http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200816000056> season on record
and by rains from Typhoon Bavi.

The storm troubles may not be over for North and South Korea. Another
typhoon, Haishen <https://www.metoc.navy.mil/jtwc/products/wp1120.gif>, has
been developing south of Japan, and several potential storm tracks have it
making landfall on the Korean Peninsula on September 6 or 7. As of the
evening of September 2, Haishen had sustained winds of 130 kilometers (80
miles) per hour, with predictions
<https://www.kma.go.kr/eng/weather/typoon/typhoon_5days.jsp> that it could
strengthen to category 4 strength while moving over the extremely warm water
of the tropical Western Pacific.


Vision2020 Post: Ted Moffett
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