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Typhoon Sanba Has Okinawa & Korea Bullseye  
User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8021 posts, RR: 26
Posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1191 times:

Huge storm due to hit the main island of Okinawa and other Ryukyu islands through most of tomorrow, and it will press on to the Korean peninsula if the track holds. We have seen some spectacular changes in local weather here in Honshu with wide temperature swings and fierce thunderstorms since late Thursday.

Sanba means business, with sustained winds holding at 115 mph and gusts to 140 (235 km/h). The eye is still very well-defined so tomorrow will not be a pretty day by any means in Naha.

The water vapor image on this one is spectacular:

http://www.jma.go.jp/en/gms/imgs/0/watervapor/0/201209151300-00.png


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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7180 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1135 times:

damn what a storm!

Buddy of mine who was visiting family in Okinawa evacuated his family back to Hiroshima. Pretty scary stuff there.



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12333 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1135 times:

Yes, that looks severe indeed.

The last thing Japan needs is another natural disaster.

Japan Meteorological Association Typhoon Page:

http://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/



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