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GPM Views Powerful Typhoon Yutu

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Minutes before landfall on the island of Tinian, Yutu had a central pressure below 900 mb and maximum winds in excess of 155 knots. The eyewall, completely captured by the DPR, featured a consistent ring over 10km, with outer band storms exceeding 15km, powering the storm with latent heat release. This is the most intense storm to ever strike the Northern Mariana Islands. It is forecast to move west-northwestward for the next few days and steadily weaken, beyond which the track remains uncertain.

GPM overpass of Typhoon Yutu

  • Interactive visualization by Matt Lammers (KBRwyle / NASA GSFC)