Typhoon WiphaOctober 14th, 2013 at 2:28 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
Click the image to enlarge. This is the estimated track for Typhoon Wipha. This is a major typhoon and it’s expected to be a huge rain producer for much of Japan. The storm will be close enough to bring some hefty winds to Japan and a track 100 miles to the west would bring devastating storm surge and wind into Tokyo. The current intensity is 110 knots (a knot is 1.15 mph, so that would be about 126 mph) and it’s probably peaked. Here’s the latest bulletin on the storm, a forecast discussion, a visible (daytime) satellite loop, the rainbow image (note on these images/loops you can see tropical cyclone “Nari” coming into Vietnam), a wider animated loop and a close up animated Funktop loop.
Also, check out the Barrow, Alaska webcam – looks like winter. The overnight run of the European model gives G.R. 0.51″ of rain Tuesday afternoon/evening and another 0.08″ Weds., a light shower late Thurs and then showers Fri. to midday Sunday…it looks pretty chilly from Weds. on. We go to -1.2C at 850 mb. Combine that with a 64-degree F Lake Michigan and you get lake-effect rain showers. Also remember that cold air coming over (relatively) warm water makes bigger waves than warm air coming over cool water (like in April).