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TYPHOON MAN-YI: 08 to 15 July 2007
« on: 13 July 2007, 07:20:40 AM »
Tropical storm Man-Yi has developed into a nice sized typhoon thank you very much!  Yesterday winds were gusting around 70kts, but today she or he is now having sustained gusts of 90kts and gusts to 110kts.  The NOAA photo certainly shows nice structure now that the eyewall has formed.  

Current movement is NW at 18kts and is located 17.4N and 132.9E of Naha, Japan.

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RE: TYPHOON MAN-YI: 08 to 15 July 2007
« Reply #1 on: 13 July 2007, 01:24:06 PM »
I'll look forward to the pic and any data you find John.  This typhoon certainly an interesting one to keep an eye on.

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RE: TYPHOON MAN-YI: 08 to 15 July 2007
« Reply #2 on: 14 July 2007, 05:57:35 AM »
John, found these two papers on what you were thinking re warm eddies and weak shear. Good reading from reliable and respected sources.  Worthwhile reading!

www.mmm.ucar.edu/asr96/part_c.html and http://confex.com/ams/12meso/techprogram/paper126209.htm

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RE: TYPHOON MAN-YI: 08 to 15 July 2007
« Reply #3 on: 16 July 2007, 05:55:10 AM »
Typhoon Man-Yi now rated super typhoon. Sustained gusts of 155mph with gusts to 184 mph.  Reports have been made of waves up to 42 feet or 15 metres high!  The super typhoon has already smashed through Okinawa and is headed for Kyushu Japan. 

This system certainly has the trademarks of a very nasty storm given the amount of strength it has gained over the last three days.  The storm has a massive spiral band on the latest satpics and is very impressive.

The website, the.honoluluadvertiser.com has some neat photos of the storm surge on the beach etc.

Would it be safe to surmmise that the subtropical ridge and mid-lattitude winds are enhancing Man-Yi's progress and strength ?

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RE: TYPHOON MAN-YI: 08 to 15 July 2007
« Reply #4 on: 20 July 2007, 06:17:41 AM »
Here's some great satpics of Many-Yi as he/she approached Okinawa.  There's a great site to view in fact global events with Earth Observation or ESA at  http://earth.esa.int/ew/cyclones/Man-Yi_Typhoon-july07/Typhoon_Man-Yi-july07.htm There's also a track map.

(acknowledgement to this organisation for the track maps and photos )

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RE: TYPHOON MAN-YI: 08 to 15 July 2007
« Reply #5 on: 20 July 2007, 08:26:07 AM »
Mike et al,

What a beautifully structured typhoon - simply incredible spiral bands and eye! Obviously the clean organised structure certainly explains some of the wind speeds being so strong. Question of course: Is Japan often experiencing typhoons? I know places such as Hong Konh and the Phillipines and southern China do but not often have I heard of Japan being in the path. What is the comparitive frequency compared to the other region?

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RE: TYPHOON MAN-YI: 08 to 15 July 2007
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