Super Typhoon Nepartak Heads Towards Taiwan

Super Typhoon Nepartak over the western North Pacific was located about 419 NM southeast of Taipei, Taiwan and was moving towards the WNW at 16 knots. Max winds currently are estimated to be 150 knots, however, typhoon force winds extend outward only about 40 NM and 50 knot or higher winds about 60-65 NM. Forecasts suggest gradual weakening as Nepartak nears Taiwan … [Read more...]

Super Typhoon Soudelor Now Most Powerful Storm On Earth This Year

  Super Typhoon Soudelor, now the strongest storm on earth in 2015, is seen in a NOAA satellite image taken in the Western Pacific Ocean at 23:43 ET (03:43 GMT) August 4, 2015. Soudelor is expected to cross the northern Philippines on Wednesday morning before powering towards South Japan, Taiwan, and eastern China later this week.   Ocean Weather Services … [Read more...]

Philippines Braces for Powerful Typhoon Hagupit

By Rosemarie Francisco MANILA, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Around half a million people fled coastal villages and landslide-prone areas in the central Philippines on Friday, a day before a powerful typhoon was expected to hit the island nation where thousands died in a storm 13 months ago. Typhoon Hagupit weakened slightly as it churned slowly across the Pacific, dipping below the … [Read more...]

Another Super Typhoon Takes Aim at Central Philippines

The Philippines is on track to get walloped by yet another super typhoon as a strong Category 5 storm takes aim at the central Philippines. According to a Dec 4 update from the Japan Meteorological Agency, Typhoon Hagupit was listed as a "violent" cyclone, located in position N11°05'(11.1°), E130°55'(130.9°) and tracking WNW at 20 kilometers per hour. The storm was packing … [Read more...]

Super Typhoon Vongfong Packing 189 MPH Wind Gusts in Western Pacific

Super Typhoon Vongfong is now the most intense storm recorded on planet earth in 2014 packing wind gusts up to 189 mph as it makes its way across the Western Pacific towards Japan. According to the latest update from Japan's Meteorological Agency at 15:45 UTC, the center of Super Typhoon Vongfong was located in position N18°35'(18.6°), E130°35'(130.6°), approximately 600 … [Read more...]