Tropical Storm “Saola” heading toward Okinawa, Japan

Tropical Storm “Saola” heading toward Okinawa, Japan

Tropical Storm "Saola" formed late September 23, 2017, south of Guam, the Pacific Ocean as the 22nd named storm of the 2017 Pacific typhoon season. Saola is expected to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane equivalent within a couple of days as it…

Okinawa residents capture rare waterspout on camera

Okinawa residents capture rare waterspout on camera

During the afternoon hours of May 15, 2017, residents of Okinawa, Japan were surprised to see a funnel cloud looming just off the coast. The waterspout never touched ground and there are no reports of damage or injuries. The phenomenon was associated with a…

Nuri became sixth super typhoon of 2014, heading toward Japan

Nuri became sixth super typhoon of 2014, heading toward Japan

Tropical Storm "Nuri" formed in the Philippine Sea on Friday, October 31, intensified into a typhoon the next day and started its rapid intensification phase. It became the sixth super typhoon of 2014 yesterday and is now located northeast of Philippines and s

Typhoon “Vongfong” about to make landfall at Kyushu, Japan

Typhoon “Vongfong” about to make landfall at Kyushu, Japan

Typhoon "Vongfong" is nearing southern Japan island of Kyushu and is about to make landfall as Category 1 typhoon. According to report issued by Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) at 22:45 UTC on October 12, 2014, Vongfong developed maximum sustained winds of

Super Typhoon “Vongfong” weakens, targets Okinawa

Super Typhoon “Vongfong” weakens, targets Okinawa

Weak wind shear and warm ocean surface water allowed Super Typhoon "Vongfong" to rapidly strengthen across the western Pacific Ocean into the largest storm on Earth so far in 2014. The system peaked in intensity on October 7, 2014 with top sustained winds of

Neoguri reached super typhoon status, heading toward southern Japan

Neoguri reached super typhoon status, heading toward southern Japan

Neoguri is the first super typhoon of 2014. The 7th named storm and 3rd typhoon of the 2014 Western Pacific typhoon season is about to cause some major damage on its path. On July 7, 2014 Neoguri reached super typhoon status with maximum sustained winds