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Typhoon Songda – Day 6

Typhoon SongdaPosition: 23.9N 124.4E [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC 0900 JST].
Movement: North-Northeast [020°] near 18 mph [30 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 120 mph [195 kph].
Wind Gusts: 150 mph [240 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 175 miles [280 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 65 miles [100 km].

Currently about 340 miles [ 545 km] Southwest of Kadena AB, Okinawa.

The Southern Ryukyu Islands are in for a very bad time from this storm, although it may lose strength quickly as there is evidence of an eyewall replacement cycle beginning.

Down to Category 3, and the weakening is expected to continue as it heads North. Still a major storm, but not as destructive as it had been.

[Note: My Dad and I both flew out of Kadena.]

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]