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Tropical Storm Songda – Day 7

Tropical Storm SongdaPosition: 31.5N 133.4E [ 9PM CDT 0300 UTC 1200 JST].
Movement: Northeast [045°] near 35 mph [56 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph [100 kph].
Wind Gusts: 80 mph [130 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 150 miles [240 km].

Currently about 565 miles [905 km] West-Southwest of Yokosuka, Japan.

It has encountered very strong sheer from a ridge ahead of it, and is being disassembled.

The Ryukyus were very lucky given what Songda was capable of doing a little over a day ago. It had been the strongest tropical storm of 2011.

[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.]