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When Typhoon Mindulle blew ashore near Tokyo, the typhoon lashed the city with gusts of wind up to 125 kilometers (78 miles) per hour. At 10:45 a.m. local time on August 21 (03:45 Universal Time), the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite acquired this image of the storm. A second storm, Lionrock, churned south of Japan. This is the first time Tokyo has been hit by a tropical storm in eleven years.
NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response. Caption by Adam Voiland.
References & Resources
- Joint Typhoon Warning Center (2016, August 22) Lionrock. Accessed August 22, 2016.
- Joint Typhoon Warning Center (2016, August 22) Mindulle. Accessed August 22, 2016.
- Unisys Weather (2016, August 22) 2016 Hurricane/Tropical Data for Western Pacific. Accessed August 22, 2016.
The Japan Times (2016, August 22) Typhoon Mindulle lashes Tokyo, heads north to Tohoku and Hokkaido. Accessed August 22, 2016.
Stars and Stripes (2016, August 22) Tokyo pummeled by first direct typhoon landfall in 11 years. Accessed August 22, 2016.