(Weather Guru)
Sat Oct 03 2009 11:56 PM
Melor Becomes a Supertyphoon over the Open Pacific

Melor has intensified into an awesome 145 kt. (165 mph) supertyphoon. Check it out with this terrific IR loop (thanks again to CoconutCandy for posting this on the other thread)


In spite of Melor moving more west than expected today, the forecast is still pretty much the same with recurvature expected short of 130 E. and a close brush with Japan in a little over 3 days. It will be in a heavy shear environment by then and should be weakening and losing tropical characteristics.

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