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Typhoon Maysak Noon Video Update | March 31, 2015

Watch WxCaster PAT's latest Video Update below for in-depth information on Maysak's impending impacts across the State of Yap. We also discuss where the typhoon will possible head next in the next few days: Typhoon Maysak continues to move ever closer to the State of Yap today. The eye of Maysak was last located approximately 380km east northeast of the island of Yap. Latest analysis from the Japan Meteorological Agency shows ...

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Fig. 1.0 24-Hour Western Pacific Regional Outlook. Imagery: MTSAT editing (c) Adonis S. Manzan

24-Hour Western Pacific Regional Outlook Tuesday Update

By Weatherguy Adonis Iloilo City, Philippines on the 31st of March 2015 (0002Z)-A brief roundup of what's happening in the next 24h across East Asia and the WestPac Basin. We continue on monitoring an embedded Low over Central China's Xining and Lanzhou region slowly developing with Central Pressure of 993 hPa in the next 24h, possibly building up heavy rain clouds which could dump hefty amounts of rainfall extending well into the East over Beijing. ...

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Chuuk Takes Severe Damage from Typhoon Maysak

  Typhoon Maysak rolled over the island of Chuuk and is being regarded as the worst storm to hit Chuuk State in over a decade. Severe damage has been reported across the island, with 80-90 percent of homes damaged. (Video Above) Early reports indicate that five people have lost their lives on the island. Communication is very difficult to the island and is one reason why now two days after the ...

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JMA 21UTC Update

Typhoon Maysak Nears 12,000 In Yap. Typhoon Warnings Issued

Its Tuesday morning in East Asia and this morning we have been greeted by giant pimple on the face of the earth. (Or at least that’s what it looks like from a global satellite view.   Typhoon Maysak exploded in intensity during the overnight hours fighting off dry air to the west and allowing the storm to undergo intensification. According to the US Military (JTWC) winds are now up to 125kts which ...

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Philippine 1st Weather Watch & Helpful Information - MIGHTY MAYSAK

Philippine 1st Weather Watch & Helpful Information Good Rainy Tuesday Morning ...... March 31, 2015 ..... 4:30am "THE MIGHTY MAYSAK" "MAYSAK" Center Position is N9°25'(9.4°) E143°40'(143.7°). Yap's Coordinates are 9°32′N 138°07′E This means "MAYSAK" is nearly on top of YAP. Forecast is for a West/Northwest Movement. Weakening should begin once in the Philippine Sea once "MAYSAK" reaches the Philippine Area OF Responsibility (PAR). How much weakening? "UNKNOWN" Where will it make Landfall in the Philippines exactly? "UNKNOWN" There are ...

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Japans “Cat Island” becomes a worldwide sensation. What Else is there?

Japans “Cat Island” becomes a worldwide sensation. What Else is there?   For those who live in Japan this is something we have all heard about but it still it is somewhat of a novelty. A island that had a mice problem brought in by ships, thus to combat the problem cats were introduced.   After years of breeding now the Cats in the island of Aoshima have multiplied and…

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Hay Fever / Pollen Forecast 2015 , How to Prepare in Japan

It is spring in North East Asia and in Japan specifically many people may be suffering from runny nose, itchy eyes and sneezing. Even if you do not have these symptoms you might notice around you a large amount of people starting to wear medical mask in February and March. Before you start to think a new flue pandemic is underway remember that it is Hay Fever season and seasonally…

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Japans Sea Effect Snow, Westpacwx 101

Throughout winter in Japan the term “Sea Effect Snow” is repeated over and over again when discussing the winter weather and incredibly high snow totals that dominate snow country of northern Japan. In this episode of westpacwx 101 we will break down what sea effect snow is what causes it.   Now despite its name sea effect snow is NOT salty. As we all know when water evaporates from the…

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2015 Typhoon Names and Meanings

Here are the names, country of origin, and meanings, for tropical cyclones that will be used this season (2015) in the Western Pacific: International- Mekkhala (used) Higos (used) Bavi: Vietnam – A mountain chain in Hatay province (about 40 km west of Hanoi) with its peak of 1281 m, where there is a national forest. Maysak: Cambodia – A kind of tree. Haishen: China – The God of the Sea.…

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