Posted by: mrpeatie | September 16, 2009

Super Typhoon Choi-Wan

The Atlantic basin has been relatively quiet this year in regards to tropical activity, but the Pacific has been pretty active. Super Typhoon Choi-Wan is currently spinning up a storm (pun intended) with maximum sustained winds at 160mph and gusts approaching 200mph. When storms get this strong, they are essentially just ginormous EF2-EF3 tornados. Check out the mesmerizing satellite loop of this impressive looking system. Thankfully the storm track has it veering away from Japan and it shouldn’t significantly affect any populated areas.

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Visible satellite image from rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov

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