Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Typhoon Nuri Update #8

Issued (12 UTC) 8pm PhT 110514

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Typhoon Nuri is continuing to weaken as it moves across the North Pacific. The system was last located approximately 1,060km south of Tokyo, Japan. Maximum sustained winds are now down to 165kph with gusts of up to 205kph making it a Category 2 Typhoon. Typhoon Nuri is moving north northeastward at 20kph.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Latest satellite image shows Nuri looking far less impressive compared to its appearance just a few days ago when it was a Category 5 Super Typhoon. The eye is now gone and become cloud-filled, convection has weakened, and outflow has lessened a bit. The inner-core structure is also starting to erode as dry air, cooler sea surface temperatures, and increasing wind shear are all taking a toll on the system.

Typhoon Nuri will continue moving quickly to the northeast over the next 24 to 48 hours. It will be passing well south and east of Japan. However, parts of southeastern Honshu, including Tokyo, may still see some light rain showers by Thursday along with breezy conditions and high waves along the coast.

Nuri will be moving out of the region and into the North Pacific, becoming an extra-tropical cyclone by Friday.

We'll have another update later today.

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