Typhoon 19


Typhoon Nr. 19 台風19号
VONGFONG(ヴォンフォン) Vongfong

. . source : typhoon.yahoo.co.jp . .

- source : Japan Meteorological Agency -

- source : NHK world news and weather -


October 03, 2014

2014年10月3日22時30分発表 October 03
Started in the Marshal Islands, heading West, North-West toward Okinawa.
速さ 25km/h

Still heading toward Okinawa, might turn East just like Nr. 18 later on October 10.

Most definitely now taking a turn to the east on October 10.


速さ - 30km/h


中心気圧 900hPa
速さ 10km/h

Heading toward Nagoya, crossing Japan over to Noto Hanto now.

Super Typhoon Vongfong explodes,
becomes most intense storm on Earth in 2014
Super Typhoon Vongfong has rapidly intensified over the past 24 hours, from the equivalent of a category two hurricane to a monster typhoon with 155 mph wind speeds, and an estimated central pressure of 908 millibars.
... The Joint Typhoon Warning Center points to a favorable environment for the cause of the rapid intensification, including low wind shear and excellent outflow, which helps to ventilate and strengthen the storm.
... Forecast models are suggesting that the super typhoon could continue to intensify, tanking to 895 millibars — a typhoon intensity not seen since Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, which killed over 6,000 people. A pressure that low would beat this year’s second most intense storm — Typhoon Genevieve — by 20 millibars.
... Luckily, this monster storm is not expected to make landfall while it’s at such high intensity. Over the next 24 to 48 hours, Vongfong is forecast to make a sharp turn north toward Japan. By Saturday morning, the typhoon is forecast to weaken to the equivalent of a category three, and then a category two with wind speeds of 105 mph, as it approaches the southern islands of the Kagoshima Prefecture of Japan.
- source : m.washingtonpost.com

2014年10月9日10時30分発表 October 9
速さ - ゆっくり

2014年10月10日10時30分発表 October 10
速さ - 10km/h Still very slow, might get faster once the High over Japan is gone.

Will be closest to Okayama on October 13/14.
Then go straight across Japan. Mount Ontake is on its way too.

2014年10月10日16時30分発表  at 16:30
速さ 15km/h

Might hit Shikoku and turn further up toward Nagoya . . .


October 11, Saturday

morning at 8, again a bit further down toward Kii hanto.
Cloudy tomorrow and rain rain rain on Monday/Tuesday.

2014年10月11日4時30分発表 Morning 4:40
Will be close to Kinki region on the 14th.
速さ - 10km/h (slowed down again . . .)
暴風域 - (25m/s以上) - 中心から260km

- NHK news -
Typhoon Vongfong drenches southwest Japan
Oct. 11, 2014 - Updated 09:02 UTC+9
A "very strong" Typhoon Vongfong is moving over the main island of Japan's southwestern prefecture of Okinawa.
Elsewhere, record amounts of rain are falling in some parts of the country.
Japan's Meteorological Agency estimates that Vongfong is moving north at a speed of 15 kilometers per hour. It has a central atmospheric pressure of 930 hectopascals and winds of up to 180 kilometers per hour near its center.
The agency says the heaviest rain in 5 decades is battering Hahajima Island in the Ogasawara chain, 1,000 kilometers south of Tokyo.
Officials are calling on the public to take precautions against strong winds and high waves, as well as mudslides and flooding.

2014年10月11日10時30分発表 10:30
速さ 15km/h

at 15:00
Bending further North - Heading toward Shikoku and then Nagoya again.

2014年10月11日16時30分発表 16:30
速さ - 15km/h
強風域 - (15m/s以上) - 北側700km / 南側600km


October 12, Sunday

Forecast is cloudy today, strong rain (10) starting tomorrow afternoon.

2014年10月12日4時30分発表 4:30
速さ 15km/h
Slower than expected.
Will be at Yakushima tomorrow around 3:00.

at 5:00


速さ - 20km/h - speeding up a bit
強風域 - (15m/s以上) - 中心から700km

Will be in the middle of Shikoku tomorrow at 12:00.
Okayama has now strong rain (19) forecast for 6 in the evening tomorrow.

2014年10月12日13時30分発表 at 13:30
速さ - 20km/h

Will be in Kirishima (Kyushu) tomorrow around12, then past Shikoku, Nagoya and straight through Japan.
Turn into a tropical depression on the 14th, but keep on rushing North.

2014年10月12日16時30分発表 at 16:30

Okayama has now strong rain starting at lunchtime, then (15) forecast for 6 and (24) at 9 in the evening tomorrow. It is getting more and more rainy . . .

at 17:00

at 18:00

暴風域 - (25m/s以上) - 北東側280km - 南西側220km

Most of the strongest rainfal in our regionl should be over by 21:00 tomorrow evening.

- NHK news
The typhoon is expected to veer east and bring heavy rain as it moves over a large part of Japan.
31 millimeters of rain fell in an hour on Sunday afternoon in Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture.
Maximum rainfall by Monday evening is expected to reach 500 millimeters in Shikoku, 400 millimeters in southern Kyushu, and 300 millimeters in northern Kyushu, Kinki and Tokai.
The typhoon has left 40 people injured in southern Japan.

- - - - - and in INDIA
Cyclone forces 400,000 to evacuate in India
Oct. 12, 2014 - Updated 21:52 UTC+9
Indian media say a powerful cyclone has forced 400,000 people to evacuate their homes in coastal states.
Cyclone Hudhud made landfall in Andhra Pradesh state on Sunday.


October 13, Monday

Today the typhoon will be on its way all over Japan.
Forecast for my region is strong rain (7 - 10/?17 - 15/?40 - /?7) from lunchtime till 9 in the evening.
? is Mapion forecast

2014年10月13日4時30分発表 at 4:30
速さ - 25km/h
暴風域 - (25m/s以上) - 北側280km -南側220km
強風域 - (15m/s以上)

- - - NHK red alert
(13日 6:05 更新)

- NHK news -
Typhoon makes landfall on Kyushu
Oct. 13, 2014 - Updated 10:03 UTC+9
A powerful typhoon has made landfall on Japan's southern main island of Kyushu. It has left one person missing and 52 others injured in Japan.
The Meteorological Agency says Typhoon Vongfong landed near Makurazaki in Kagoshima Prefecture at around 8:30 AM on Monday.
In Satsumasendai City, the storm dumped 85 millimeters of rain during a one-hour period in the morning.
The typhoon has forced the cancellation of about 440 domestic flights that were scheduled for Monday morning. The number is predicted to rise toward the evening.
Local authorities have issued evacuation orders or advisories to more than 460,000 people in 7 prefectures.

2014年10月13日13時30分発表 at 13:30

Okayama has now slipped into the innermost circle with strong wind and rain.
Despite this, our valley is rather quiet, just a "normal rainstorm" feeling.

2014年10月13日16時30分発表 at 16:30
速さ - 40km/h - Speed up !

We should be out of the worst in Okayama by 20:00 tonight already!

2014年10月13日18時30分発表  at 18:30

The worst is over in Okayama . . . Just plain rain for a few more hours.
the rest of Japan is still in the way of this typhoon.

- NHK news
The agency says the storm moved out to the sea and then landed again near Sukumo City in Kochi Prefecture at around 2:30 PM.
Mitsubishi Motors suspends 4 plants
Mitsubishi Motors has decided to suspend operations at 4 of its factories in Japan to protect workers' safety, as a typhoon sweeps through the country.
The automaker has stopped operation at a plant in Kurashiki City in western Japan until early Tuesday. The factory mainly makes mini vehicles.
Mitsubishi says it will monitor the typhoon's movement and consider what to do with the plants on Tuesday.


October 14, Tuesday

速さ - 65km/h

- NHK news
Storm Vongfong kills one
Oct. 14, 2014 - Updated 02:13 UTC+9
Powerful storm Vongfong is racing across central Japan. Authorities say one person has been killed.
Weather officials have downgraded the system from typhoon to severe tropical storm. But they say it is still packing winds of up to 108 kilometers per hour as it moves northeast.
Police say a 90-year-old man was found in an irrigation channel in Tottori prefecture. He was later confirmed dead.
Local NHK reports suggest 2 people are missing and more than 90 others have been injured. The storm has destroyed or damaged over 50 homes. More than 170 houses have been flooded.
Local authorities issued evacuation orders or advisories to over 800,000 people at one point.
Airline operators have cancelled more than 60 domestic flights scheduled for Tuesday.

- Japan Times
Typhoon Vongfong sprints toward Tohoku; 61 hurt, one missing
Typhoon Vongfong pummeled Kyushu, Shikoku and western Honshu on Monday, leaving at least 61 people injured and one missing before racing northeast toward Tokyo. ...

The night here in my valley was rather stormy till about midnight, then quieted down.






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