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Very Heavy Rains In Fading Tropical Storm Prapiroon Seen By NASA's TRMM Satellite
2012-10-19 08:01:23

Heavy rainfall returned to Typhoon Prapiroon for a brief time on Oct. 18 when NASA's TRMM satellite passed overhead. Prapiroon is battling strong wind shear and is expected to transition into an extra-tropical storm in the next day. NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite captured rainfall data on Prapiroon twice on Oct. 18 when it passed overhead. The first orbit was at 0845UTC and the second at 1019 UTC. TRMM's Microwave Imager (TMI) and Precipitation Radar (PR) data...

Tropical Storm Prapiroon's Rains Mostly South Of Center Indicated By NASA Satellite
2012-10-17 15:19:37

Tropical Storm Prapiroon is still meandering in the western north Pacific Ocean, and NASA's TRMM satellite noticed that dry air and wind shear are adversely affecting rainfall north of the storm's center. NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite flew above Prapiroon when it was a typhoon on Oct. 15, 2012 at 0632 UTC (2:32 a.m. EDT). Prapiroon's sustained wind speeds had dropped to 70 knots (~81 mph) with a large and ragged eye being its dominant feature. TRMM's Microwave...

Strong Rainfall In Meandering Typhoon Prapiroon Revealed  By NASA Satellite
2012-10-16 12:25:40

Typhoon Prapiroon has been meandering in the western North Pacific Ocean over the weekend of Oct. 13 and 14, and NASA's TRMM satellite was able to identify where the strongest rainfall was occurring in the storm. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite passed directly above weakening Typhoon Prapiroon in the western Pacific Ocean on October 12, 2012 at 0741 UTC (3:41 a.m. EDT). At that time, Typhoon Prapiroon was a powerful category two typhoon on the Saffir-Simpson scale...

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2012-10-15 04:00:29

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 12-14: A strong frontal boundary started through the Southern Plains on Friday bringing with it two reported tornadoes in the Northwest part of Texas and also numerous reports of hail from Eastern New Mexico, the panhandle of Oklahoma and portions of Northwest Texas throughout the day. Saturday the storm system moved a tad bit further east bringing with it yet more tornadoes from East Central Texas northward into Missouri...

Typhoon Prapiroon Intensifying Seen By NASA
2012-10-10 10:12:06

Typhoon Prapiroon is the twenty-second tropical cyclone of the western North Pacific Ocean, making for a very active season. NASA's Terra satellite passed over the storm as it was intensifying into a typhoon and noticed very tight circulation with bands of thunderstorms wrapping into the center. Tropical Depression 22W was born on Oct. 7. On Monday, Oct. 8, the twenty-second tropical cyclone had organized and strengthened into Tropical storm Prapiroon. At that time it was located about 600...

2006-08-11 03:30:00

By Ben Blanchard CANGNAN, China (Reuters) - The strongest typhoon to hit China in half a century killed more than 100 people, dozens of whom had taken shelter in a house that collapsed, Xinhua news agency said on Friday, and the toll appeared likely to rise. Typhoon Saomai tore into Cangnan county in the eastern province of Zhejiang on Thursday after authorities moved more than 1 million people in the densely populated commercial province to safety. By Friday noon, 104 people were confirmed...

2006-08-11 02:00:00

By Ben Blanchard XIAPU, China (Reuters) - The strongest typhoon to strike China for half a century killed at least 98 people, dozens of them villagers who had taken shelter in a concrete house that collapsed, and left 149 missing. Typhoon Saomai tore into Cangnan county in the eastern province of Zhejiang on Thursday after authorities moved than 1 million people in the densely populated commercial province to safety, Xinhua news agency said. But at least 41 villagers, including eight...

2006-08-10 12:48:19

By Ben Blanchard NINGDE, China (Reuters) - A "super typhoon," the strongest to hit China in half a century, slammed into the coast on Thursday killing at least two people, injuring more than 80 and forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes. Typhoon Saomai, one of three storms to hit East Asia in the past few days, made landfall in the southeastern province of Zhejiang, hitting Cangnan county just after a state of emergency was declared, the state-run Xinhua news agency said. It...

2006-08-10 08:50:00

By Nir Elias LUOYUAN, China (Reuters) - Super Typhoon Saomai, the strongest to threaten China in over 50 years, slammed into the southeast coast on Thursday killing at least two people, injuring over 80 and forcing more than 1.5 million from their homes. Saomai, one of three storms to hit East Asia in the past few days, made landfall in Zhejiang province at 0925 GMT, hitting Cangnan county just after officials there declared a state of emergency, Xinhua news agency said. It has battered down...

2006-08-10 01:30:00

Corrects number in paragraph 1 to half a million, from one million By Nick Macfie and Guo Shipeng BEIJING (Reuters) - More than half a million Chinese have fled their homes in the path of a super typhoon, the strongest to threaten the country in 50 years, as it churned relentlessly toward the southeast coast on Thursday. Saomai, one of three storms to have hit East Asia in the past few days, has already dumped heavy rain on Taiwan and was just hours from an expected landfall between Hong Kong...