A satellite from NASA-NOAA’s Finnish nuclear power plant reached Typhoon Leep in the open waters of the Northwest Pacific and took a visible picture that showed most of the clouds were northeast of downtown.
Leepi developed early on August 11 as tropical depression 19W. Over the weekend of August 11th and 12th, it intensified into a tropical storm.
On August 13 at 0324 UTC (August 12 at 11:24 PM EDT), the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) from NASA-NOAA Finland NPP captured a visible image of Leep. The image showed intense thunderstorms circulating a low-level orbital concentration and extending as a zone northeast of downtown. The storm seemed to worsen the satellite imagery of the previous day.
On August 13, at 11 a.m. EDT (1,500 UTC), the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, or JTWC, found that the tropical storm Leepi was located near 27.8 degrees north latitude and 136.9 degrees east longitude, about 541 nautical miles southeast of Sasebo, Japan. Leep had the highest continuous wind speed near 63.2 mph (55 knots / 103.2 km / h), but it is declining.
The JTWC said the influx of Leep across the southwestern quarter is beginning to interact with the surrounding extensive cyclical flow. [nearby] System 98W. “
Leep is weakening as it moves northwest, and is expected to turn west and move south of Japan. The system will break down within three days.
Typhoon captured by NASA-NOAA’s Finnish nuclear power plant satellite Shanshan
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