Archive | November 15, 2019

Typhoon Fengshen Undergoes Rapid Intensification

The Northern Mariana Islands are being impacted by a now much stronger typhoon Fengshen after the storm underwent some rapid intensification over the North Pacific.

According to the Guam NWS ” The Typhoon Warning for Agrihan, Pagan, and Alamagan in the

Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas will be cancelled by 800 AM.
Winds across all three islands have decreased below damaging levels
but will remain breezy today.:" 

Good news where that warning is in place the islands are more or less uninhabited. The storm will continue to recurve as well thanks to an upper level trough to the north resulting in it missing the Ogasawara islands as well of Japan. I’m sure some nasty waves on their southern shores will be felt but that is nothing new for those islands.

The image below is the DVORAK estimate on the storm. Notice the large jump after rapid intensification took place on the storm. This is very similar to what we seen with typhoon Halong and typhoon Hagibis earlier this year in the same area of the Pacific. Warm sea surface temperatures in this area really provide fuel for these storms to gain strength.

Overall Fengshen is an interesting storm to look but but I’m not all to worried on it’s impact on people directly.


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Bomb Cyclone Of A storm over Far Eastern Russia Set to bring heavy snow to northern Japan

A low pressure area who’s pressure dropped over 24mb in 24hrs making it a “bomb cyclone” is stirring up the seas off of Far Eastern Russia today. According to ASCAT imagery in fact sustained winds near Typhoon strength are being seeing just north of Hokkaido around the Kuril Islands, I’m sure due to funneling in those areas gust over typhoon strength are taking place.

As the image shows below JMA is expecting over 100cm of snowfall across Hokkaido from the 15th – the 17th along with winds upwards of 35 m/s to 126kph! That’s more or less a very rough day.

Skiers and snowboards rejoice though, this will help resorts get going across northern Japan with the sea effect snow as well bringing snow for most of the resorts in Hokkaido and maybe even as far south as the mountains across Niigata and Nagano. Places like Kagura in Yuzawa will get a nice bit of snow.

If you are curious about the dynamics behind sea effect snow check out this video.


Lastly and I continue to job search in Japan. It’s home for me which is one reason why I continue to put these updates out, if you know of any weather positions open in the country please let me know!

Also remember you can follow me on

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