TYPHOON CHABA SWINGS NORTH EAST / WRNGS IN KOREA AND JAPAN

Chaba has become deadly and continues to batter Western Japan and Korea today but this should be its last hurrah before swiftly blowing out in the upper level jet.

Chaba Starts to Transition

Chaba Starts to Transition

Key NOTES:

  • A wind gust of 141kph has been reported in Nagasaki Prefecture
  • Two people have been killed and one person is missing in South Korea.
  • Schools in Cheju and Nagasaki are closed Wednesday
  • Storm is picking up its pace and will quickly move over Japan leaving the area by Thursday morning.

Typhoon Chaba is quickly going Extra-Tropical this Wednesday morning as it starts to interact with a rather strong Jet Stream. Up to 100kt wind barbs are being seen in the upper levels 200hpa analysis indicating why there is such a swift transition in the storms structure.

 

This will also cause it to pick up pace through Wednesday forcing Chaba to quickly race north east departing Japan by Thursday morning.

Before that happens though through Wednesday morning conditions will remain rough in Busan through Fukuoka and Hiroshima. Winds up to 180kph are possible along with short time heavy rainfall.

In Sasebo TCCOR1C has been issued for the US military there meaning all personal must remain indoors until conditions improve.

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FCFASasebo%2Fposts%2F10154681639288258%3A0&width=500
Typhoon warnings as well remain in place for the Sea of Japan coastline and southern areas of South Korea.  As previously mentioned though by the early afternoon hours more of this area will have already seen rapidly improving and drier conditions with a moderate north westerly breeze making its way in to the picture.

south-korea

As Chaba continues to track north west dry cooler air will sweep in from Siberia with even the threat of Snowfall in Hokkaido. Will be interesting how things develop and if this typhoon brings snow to the area.

chart

OKINAWA IMPACTS

 

Typhoon Chaba blew over Okinawa leaving thousands without power. A true testament to the infrastructure there as there has been limited reports of damage and injuries despite winds gusting up to 215kph at the storms peak on Kume-Jima. 

record-wind

There has also been reports of damage to Kume-Jima including buildings loosing roofing and flipped cars, but overall despite the 200+ kph winds the island faired rather well.

Key Notes

 

  • A MAX WIND OF 215KPH was reported in Kume-Jima Okinawa just after midnight, this is a all time record for the island.
  • All Emergency level warnings for Okinawa have been dropped.
  • A total of 4,000 homes lost power overnight from Chaba.

IMPORTANT LINKS

LATEST FORECAST FROM JMA

LATEST FORECAST FROM JTWC

NHKWORLD TYPHOON UPDATES EVERY HOUR (Robert in the morning)

( WEATHER UPDATE ON NHKWORLD, may not be newest)

SATELLITE IMAGERY

WESTPACWX FACEBOOK

OUR FRIENDS AT OKINAWA TYPHOON AND PICS 

Advertisements

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: