Typhoon Lionrock threatening Japan

August 26, 2016

Depending on the intensity track of Typhoon Lionrock, it could pass over Japan with the strength of a lion or or the weakness of a lamb. The intensity track is not clear as yet and some forecasters have it remaining a stronger storm while others have it downgrading significantly in intensity. Lionrock is still a distance away from Japan, currently 307 miles southeast of Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan, and is moving east northeast at 9 knots per hour. Maximum sustained winds are 105 knots gusting to 130 knots. Further movement will definitely lock in the forecast in the next 24 hours.

The AIRS instrument on the Aqua satellite captured this infrared image of the clouds surrounding the typhoon on August 25, 2016, showing very cold cloud tops (in purple) signifying the most intense part of the storm.

The Suomi NPP satellite captured a dramatic image of Typhoon Lionrock on August 25, 2016. The tight spiral of the storm indicates its current strength as a typhoon although forecasters do expect the storm to weaken in the near term due to a subtropical ridge which is directing its path.

Predictions are that Lionrock will move northeast and will slowly weaken for a day, before briefly restrengthening . The storm will veer northwest and make landfall near Tokyo on August 30th, at 65 knots. After crossing Honshu, Lionrock will turn extra-tropical in the Sea of Japan.
-end-


NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Related Typhoon Articles from Brightsurf:

NASA's infrared view of typhoon Kujira
NASA's Terra satellite used infrared light to identify strongest storms and coldest cloud top temperatures in Typhoon Kujira as it tracked through the northwestern Pacific Ocean.

NASA sees typhoon Bavi from one million miles away
Typhoon Bavi is a large storm moving through the Yellow Sea.

How to predict a typhoon
An international team of researchers has developed a model that analyzes nearly a quarter of Earth's surface and atmosphere in order to better predict the conditions that birth typhoons, as well as the conditions that lead to more severe storms.

Typhoon changed earthquake patterns
Intensive erosion can temporarily change the earthquake activity (seismicity) of a region significantly.

NASA gets an eyeful of Typhoon Fengshen
NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of Typhoon Fengshen after its eye opened as Fengshen had strengthened from a tropical storm to a typhoon and developed an eye.

NASA sees Nakri strengthen into a Typhoon
Former Tropical Storm Nakri strengthened into a Typhoon in the South China Sea on Nov.

NASA provides an infrared analysis of typhoon Halong
Typhoon Halong continued to strengthen in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean as NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead.

NASA finds Typhoon Bualoi rapidly intensified
Typhoon Bualoi rapidly intensified over 24 hours and quickly developed an eye and powerful thunderstorms.

NASA catches the eye of Typhoon Lingling
Typhoon Lingling continues to strengthen in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and NASA's Terra satellite imagery revealed the eye is now visible.

NASA gives Typhoon Lekima a twice-over with the Aqua satellite
NASA's Aqua satellite provided infrared and visible views of Typhoon Lekima as it was approaching landfall in China.

Read More: Typhoon News and Typhoon 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.