As we all keep an eye on developments with TS Isaac, it's worth mentioning that a Major Typhoon, 'TEMBIN', is making it's final approach towards the Western Pacific Island of Taiwan.
Landfall of this Major Tropical Cyclone, with it's Quite Impressive Eyewall Structure, appears to be merely hours away, currently with sustained winds of 105 Knots, (or 120 mph), with attendant gusts nearing 150 mph.
Even for an Island that is quite used to dealing with Tropical Storms and Typhoons, this will be a major event.
An Excellent Microwave Imaging Overpass recently depicting Typhoon Tembin's Impressively Symmetrical Eyewall, imparting an rather Annular Structure to the Cyclone.
Also quite impressive is Tembin's Infrared "False Color" Imagery, (below) which portrays extremely deep eyewall convection (hence the outstanding microwave signature, above!), with an extensive ring of extremely cold cloud top temperatures, approaching -90 degrees(!), which is the 'cut off', or extreme limit, of the color coded temperature legend (along the bottom of the photo).
More discussion, imagery and a few questions soon to follow.
Weather at Kaohsiung International Airport, Taiwan
Edited by Ed Dunham (Thu Aug 23 2012 04:10 PM)