GPM Examines Deadly Typhoon Lan

Typhoon Lan caused flooding, landslides and the death of at least seven people when it hit Japan early Monday morning. The powerful typhoon was accompanied by high winds and extremely heavy rainfall. Rain totals of 800 mm (31.5 inches) were reported in parts of south central Honshu. Wind speeds of over 106 kts (121.9 mph) were also reported. On October 22, 2017 at 0556 UTC the "core" satellite of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission had an excellent view of Lan as the typhoon was approaching Japan. Data collected by GPM's Microwave Imager (GMI) and Dual-Frequency Precipitation

GPM Sees Intensifying Typhoon Lan Heading Toward Japan

Tropical depression twenty five (TD25W) formed in the western Pacific Ocean west of Yap on October 15, 2017. After that the intensifying tropical cyclone moved into the Philippine Sea. Tropical storm Lan recently moved toward the north and was upgraded to typhoon Lan. Maximum sustained wind speeds today (October 19, 2017) were estimated to have reached 75 kts (~86 mph). This wind speed makes it a category one on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. Extremely warm ocean waters (30-31 degrees Celsius) along Lan's path are providing fuel for further intensification. On October 18, 2017 at