Monday, October 6, 2014

Extra-Tropical LOW Phanfone Update #9 (FINAL)

Issued (2330 UTC) 730am PhT 100714

Phanfone has left Japan last night and is now an extra-tropical cyclone over the North Pacific. Phanfone plowed through mainland Japan as a typhoon with winds of up to 180kph at one point. Unfortunately, Phanfone caused numerous the deaths of 3 people in the country. One of them includes an airman from the US Navy in Okinawa. Two other Americans are still missing as they were swept off by high waves.

Rains and strong winds also lashed Honshu in the afternoon hours of Sunday and into Monday. Inclement weather also wreaked havoc in the Japanese Grand Prix that was held in Suzuka Circuit. A Formula One driver (Jules Bianchi) suffered a severe head injury after a horrible crash late in the race forcing officials to end the F1 Grand Prix early.

Hundreds of flights were also cancelled yesterday in Tokyo Airports during the height of the typhoon but has since returned to normal. Winds of up to 100kph lashed Tokyo and rainfall amounts of 100 to 200mm fell across the region.

Right now, weather across Japan has greatly improved and Phanfone is no longer a threat to land. However, we are watching Typhoon Vongfong as it moves across the Philippine Sea. Computer models are showing this system eventually affecting Japan later this week.

For more information on Phanfone's impacts in Japan, please visit our affiliate Western Pacific Weather.

This is the final update for Phanfone. We'll have a complete update for Vongfong later today.

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