Super-typhoon churning toward Japan

Japan Times, Oct. 9, 2014 (emphasis added): A supertyphoon [is] on course to hit Japan over the weekend… meteorologists saidWednesday. The monstrous storm…“strength is very much similar to Haiyan,”…said a meteorologist at the Meteorological Agency… Vongfong was registering gusts of the same strength… Its present course will see it smash into Japan some time over the weekend, just days after another typhoon…

Washington Post, Oct. 9, 2014: Imagery from satellite (and astronauts) illustrates what a powerful storm Super Typhoon Vongfong became this week… with gale-force winds covering around 340,000 square miles — about 70,000 square miles larger than the state of Texas… Super Typhoon Vongfong’s eye was estimated to be around 50 miles wide.

Astronaut Reid Wiseman, Oct. 9, 2014: #SuperTyphoon #Vongfang – I’ve seen many from here, but none like this.

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