Typhoon Lan rapidly intensifying into super typhoon, may strike Japan

Typhoon Lan has been undergoing rapid intensification on Thursday night and Friday, and will likely reach super typhoon status by Saturday morning. Such a threshold is crossed when a typhoon has sustained winds of at least 150 miles per hour.

The storm is in a favorable environment for strengthening, and is likely on a collision course with highly populated areas of Japan.

One characteristic of this storm that’s clear from satellite imagery is that it has developed a massive eye about 50 miles in diameter. To put that into perspective, if you put the center of the storm on top of Manhattan, it would encompass parts of New Jersey, the lower Hudson Valley of New York, southwestern Connecticut, and western Long Island.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Typhoon Lan rapidly intensifying into super typhoon, may strike Japan

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