Follow-up to: Tokyo radiation monitor spikes to 400% average after storm passes Fukushima, Japan (VIDEO)
Title: Typhoon-strength storm kills two in Japan, brings chaos
Date: April 3, 2012 at 6:37pm ET
A typhoon-strength storm brought travel chaos to Japan on Tuesday, as violent winds and rain killed at least two people and left tens of thousands of people stranded.
Gusts of up to 150 kilometres (93 miles) per hour have been recorded in western Japan, with coastal areas likely seeing even stronger winds, Japan’s weather agency said. [...]
Forecasters said an expanding low pressure system in the Sea of Japan (East Sea) was forcing a cold front over the country, where it was bringing heavy rains and strong winds.
“This is like the core of a typhoon, but it is staying for a long time, whereas a typhoon usually moves rather quickly,” a spokesman for the Japan Meteorological Agency said, adding that it was a “rare” situation. [...]
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Title: NStorm passes Tokyo, heads for northern Japan
Date: April 3, 2012
[...] Wind speeds reached 130 kilometers per hour in a Tokyo suburb and 106 kilometers per hour in the center of the capital.
The winds died down in the late evening, but seas along the Pacific coast are forecast to remain rough for some time.
Winds of up to 135 kilometers per hour were observed on Sado Island in Niigata on Tuesday evening.
The region will have stormy weather and rough seas until Wednesday afternoon. [...]
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Published: April 3rd, 2012 at 7:26 pm ET