Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tokyo Region Pounded by Typhoon Roke

The above satellite image shows the center of Typhoon Roke passing to the immediate Northwest of Tokyo this morning. Maximum sustained winds are 85 mph, with gusts to 125 mph. Very heavy rains continue to pound the region as well, as shown on the radar image below from the Tohoku site:

The radar is estimating rainfall rates of 3-4 inches per hour in the darker pink and red shaded areas.

The center of Roke is forecast to move back out over water later this morning (U.S. time), but the storm will continue to pound the Northern half of the island throughout much of the day.

Some images are starting to come in from the Tokyo area, showing widespread wind damage and flooding:

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Anonymous said...

They can't catch a break, can they?

Thanks for this info. I read a hurricane website for the States but I can't find one for the other side of the world. Can you recommend one?

Rob In Texas said...


Thanks for the comment. I'll always make a post on my site if it is a significant storm, but not all of them are significant.

For information on all storms, you might want to check out the following links:

Central Pacific Hurricane Center


Japan Meteorological Agency (In English)

Anonymous said...

Thanks; I will.