A satellite from NASA-NOAA’s Finnish nuclear power plant reached Typhoon Shanahan and provided forecasters with a visible picture of the storm on 8 August. The satellite image revealed that the storm still kept an eye, even though it is now full of clouds.
On August 8, at 0318 UTC (August 7, 11:18 PM EDT), NASA-NOAA’s Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) satellite captured a visible image of Shanshan near Tokyo, Japan. The VIIRS image showed that there were strong thunderstorms in Shanshan surrounding the center of the movement and that a large number of thunderstorms were wrapped around the storm.
On August 8, at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 UTC), the Joint Typhoon Warning Center or JTWC found that Typhoon Shanshan was located near 34.5 degrees north latitude and 141.3 degrees east longitude, about 92 nautical miles east of Yokosuka, Japan. Shanshan had maintained the maximum continuous wind near 70 knots (80.5 mph / 129.6 kmph), but it is declining.
The JTWC expects the western quadrant of Shanshan to affect Tokyo, while the spread center will remain offshore. Shanshan is then projected to curve northeast and move away from the Big Island.
Typhoon captured by NASA-NOAA’s Finnish nuclear power plant satellite Shanshan
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