Monster typhoon nears Japan — Forecast shows storm to hit Fukushima Sunday (MAPS & VIDEO)

Published: September 28th, 2012 at 10:45 pm ET


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PhysOrg, Sept. 28: NASA sees super Typhoon Jelawat Affecting Japan […] Super Typhoon Jelawat is a large and powerful storm that has been bringing very rough seas to areas in the western North Pacific. NASA’s Terra satellite passed over the monster storm and captured a visible image as it nears the big island of Japan [See Bottom].

Dr. Jeff Masters’ WunderBlog, Sept. 28: The models are in close agreement that Jelawat will pass over or very close to Okinawa, Japan, as a Category 2 or 3 typhoon on Saturday, between 03 – 06 UTC. Jelawat could hit the main island of Honshu in Japan as a tropical storm or Category 1 typhoon on Sunday.

Top Left: Location of Fukushima Daiichi; Top Right: Joint Typhoon Warning Center forecast; Bottom: NASA

Published: September 28th, 2012 at 10:45 pm ET


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13 comments to Monster typhoon nears Japan — Forecast shows storm to hit Fukushima Sunday (MAPS & VIDEO)

  • m a x l i

    "Monster typhoon headed for Fukushima — Forecast shows direct hit Sunday"

    Sunday…? No immediate risk!

  • kalidances

    It appears that time is quickly running out for Fukushima. Japan needs all the help it can get now. Then everyone in the world will need that same help shortly after. It's all hands on deck time.

  • kalidances

    M.I.H is indeed correct about the ferocious nature of the storm. The acts of the people I am not so sure of. The government will let one of two things happen: 1. Everyone goes out in a blaze of glory together preserving cultural legacy. 2. Someone leaks the truth because they have nothing else to lose, hope to retain their TRUE Japanese legacy, and sounds the alarm for mass evacuations. Hopefully there will be children able to reproduce properly in the future.

    Either way the rest of the world is soon to be in deep…waters. There will be no way for Japan to manage the Fukushima emissions during the rainy season come November. The contamination from the radioactivity will treble with the rain, wind, and snow. We will all have to see what choice Japan makes now.

  • razzz razzz and their WunderMap (you will have to navigate to Japan) has this typhoon weakening and project to travel directly over the island and probably be a topical depression by the time it nears Fukushima. That is not to say it is any less serious a storm with the potential topical rains 10 or 20 inches or more but Fukushima won't take a direct hit from a full powered typhoon. Just more excess radioactive runoff, with nowhere to go except into the Pacific Ocean.

    At, it is information overload once you learn how to use the sidebar options and click on the typhoon eye itself.

    • kalidances

      Razzz thank you for trying to inject a bright side but this is the beginning, not the end. I have no idea where you live but a rainy season (Tsuyu) STARTS in Japan in November, there will still be quakes swarming, the buildings are currently in structural decomposition, and Tepco is still incompetent.
      How many more storms, power malfunctions, corporate "mistakes" and quakes do you think Fukushima has left before Spring?
      Instead of saying: "We might make it through this one" is it possible to figure out a way to get AMERICA'S attention before the catastrophe's begin? Should Senator Wyden be written again?

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Jeffrey Patterson MD on Nuclear Power and Human Health; via A Green Road

    Hot Particles (Fuel Fleas) From Fukushima Continue To Circulate Globally; via A Green Road

    More free nuclear fleas for everyone.. Better dust yourself with some anti nuclear flea powder, if you can..

  • JustmeAlso

    Cognitive dissonance does wonders to ''not'' be affected by anything!