Tropical Depression 06W has been around for days and will still stay together as it moves westwards towards Taiwan in the Northwest Pacific. NASA-NOAA’s Finland nuclear power plant satellite took a visible picture of the storm.
On August 12, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) detected part of the Finnish nuclear power plant’s partially visible low-level cycle and thunderstorms over the 06W western quarter of the tropical recession. Satellite imagery also showed a poorly defined broad center. The image was created on NASA’s Worldview website at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
On August 12, at 11:00 a.m. EDT (1500 UTC), the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) found that tropical depression 06W (TD06W) was centered close to 5.0 degrees north and 133.4 degrees east, about 349 miles east-southeast of Kadena Air Base , Okinawa Island, Japan. 06W was moving west-southwest. The maximum continuous wind remained close to 25 knots (29 mph / 46 km / h).
The TD06W is expected to maintain its strength for another day and a half as it weakens.
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NASA finds a cool, wind-cut tropical recession 06W
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