NASA sees the spiraling in Typhoon Cimaron

August 21, 2018

Bands of thunderstorms were spiraling into the center in Typhoon Cimaron when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead on Aug. 21.

On Aug. 21 at 1200 a.m. EDT (0400 UTC) the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible light image of Cimaron. The visible image showed bands of thunderstorms spiraling into the low-level center of circulation. It also revealed thick bands of thunderstorms wrapping from north to east to south of center.

At 11 a.m. EDT (1500 UTC) on Aug. 21, Cimaron had maximum sustained winds near 92 mph (80 knots/148 kph). It was located near 22.6 degrees north latitude and 142.1 degrees east longitude. That's approximately 187 nautical miles south-southeast of Iwo To Island, Japan. Cimaron has tracked toward the northwest.

Cimaron is expected to reach peak strength on Aug. 22 and then begin a slow weakening trend.

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center forecast calls for Cimaron to track to the northwest and make landfall in central Japan near Kyoto sometime on Aug. 23.
-end-
By Rob Gutro
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Related Thunderstorms Articles from Brightsurf:

Study delivers new knowledge about what causes thunderstorms and cloud bursts
Thunderstorms often provoke violent cloud bursts that can result in devastating flooding.

NASA finds strongest storms off-center in Tropical Storm 14W  
NASA's Terra satellite provided an infrared view and temperature analysis of Tropical Storm 14W's cloud tops.

NASA Northern quadrant strength in Tropical Cyclone Lili
NASA's Aqua satellite used infrared light to analyze the strength of storms in Tropical Cyclone Lili as it moved through the Southern Indian Ocean.

Thunderstorms half a world away significantly contribute to heat waves in central California
Scientists reveal links between unusually strong tropical convection and extreme California heat waves.

NASA finds tiny remnants of Tropical Cyclone Owen
Tropical Cyclone Owen crossed over Queensland Australia's Cape York Peninsula over the weekend of Dec.

NASA sees the spiraling in Typhoon Cimaron
Bands of thunderstorms were spiraling into the center in Typhoon Cimaron when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead on Aug.

NASA finds heavy rainmaking thunderstorms in Hurricane Bud
Powerful Hurricane Bud sat near the coast of southwestern Mexico when NASA's Aqua satellite observed some very high, towering thunderstorms within.

Army scientist studies thunderstorms to improve battlefield missions
An Army scientist working at the Army Research Laboratory has discovered a new pattern in the evolution of thunderstorms that can be used to better predict how weather and the environment will affect Army assets such as unmanned aerial systems on the battlefield.

NASA's GPM radar spots tornado spawning thunderstorms in Ohio Valley
Severe weather that rolled through the Ohio Valley on Nov.

Ship exhaust makes oceanic thunderstorms more intense
Thunderstorms directly above two of the world's busiest shipping lanes are significantly more powerful than storms in areas of the ocean where ships don't travel, according to new research.

Read More: Thunderstorms News and Thunderstorms Current Events
Brightsurf.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.