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MAJOR Typhoon 'TEMBIN' Threatens Taiwan - Landfall Imminent
      Thu Aug 23 2012 01:22 PM

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)

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* MAJOR Typhoon 'TEMBIN' Threatens Taiwan - Landfall Imminent CoconutCandy Thu Aug 23 2012 01:22 PM
. * * Re: MAJOR Typhoon 'TEMBIN' Threatens Taiwan - Landfall Imminent vpbob21   Fri Aug 24 2012 12:22 AM
. * * Western Eyewall of Typhoon 'TEMBIN' Now Crossing Taiwan CoconutCandy   Thu Aug 23 2012 04:12 PM
. * * Typhoon 'Tembin' Eyewall Contraction Upon Landfall CoconutCandy   Thu Aug 23 2012 05:20 PM
. * * Re: Typhoon 'Tembin' Eyewall Contraction Upon Landfall DaViking   Thu Aug 23 2012 07:57 PM

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