Issued (01 UTC) 9am PhT 110214
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Typhoon Nuri (Bagyong Paeng) continues to intensify as it moves across the Philippine Sea. The system was last located approximately 950km east northeast of Virac, Catanduanes or about 1,300km southeast of Okinawa, Japan. Maximum sustained winds are now at 165kph with gusts of up to 205kph making Nuri a Category 2 Typhoon. The system is moving north northwestward at 15kph.
IR Image from NRLMRY
Latest satellite image shows the central dense overcast remaining very symmetrical. An eye is also beginning to appear surrounded by deep and strong convective activity. Radial outflow remains excellent and robust feeder bands continue to surround the circulation center.
Typhoon Nuri (Bagyong Paeng) will continue turning to the north today avoiding a direct hit to the Philippines. Parts of the country may experience scattered showers but nothing more. Nuri will continue moving northward and may eventually threaten Honshu in Japan by the middle of the week.
We'll have another update later today.