super typhoons

Typhoon Haiyan (31w) Develops East Of The Philippines

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) predicts that typhoon HAIYAN (31W) that developed east of the Philippines will become dangerous super typhoon HAIYAN with winds of 130kts (~150mph) before it hits the southern Philippines in about three days. The TRMM satellite had a good daytime view when it flew above tropical storm HAIYAN (31W) yesterday evening on November 4, 2013 at 2353 UTC. This image shows precipitation data collected with TRMM's Microwave Imager (TMI) and Precipitation Radar (PR) instruments overlaid on a combination visible and infrared image from TRMM's Visible and InfraRed

Super Typhoon Francisco Heads Toward Japan

Super typhoon Francisco is headed toward Japan as the country is still recovering from typhoon Wipha. The TRMM satellite flew above the western Pacific and caught a good view of super typhoon Francisco on October 20, 2013 at 0947 UTC. A precipitation analysis from TRMM's Microwave Imager (TMI) and Precipitation Radar (PR) instruments found that rain was falling at the extreme rate of over 207 mm/hr (~8.1 inches) in an area of violent storms southwest of Francisco's eye. TRMM's Precipitation Radar (PR) discovered radar reflectivity values of over 53dBZ in heavy precipitation south of Francisco