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Fred Sanders

(23,946 posts)
Wed Aug 22, 2018, 09:18 PM Aug 2018

Trio of Tropical Cyclones in the Pacific take aim at Hawaii, South Korea and Japan

Source: Washington Post

Three tropical cyclones are lined up in the Pacific Ocean, and one, Hurricane Lane, may hit Hawaii in a few days. The other two, Typhoons Soulik and Cimaron, will crash into east Asia, directly affecting South Korea and Japan later this week.

All three storms contain winds of at least 74 mph, indicating hurricane strength (typhoons and hurricanes are the same kind of storm, but have different names depending on the section of ocean they traverse). Typhoons Soulik and Cimaron are on a collision course with the Asian continent, and effects from torrential rain, strong winds, and dangerous surf appear unavoidable.

https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-194.97,23.76,1031

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/08/20/trio-of-tropical-cyclones-in-the-pacific-aim-for-hawaii-south-korea-and-japan/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.9e85baf83417



The cyclone bearing down on Japan, Soulik, is the big one, but the one near Korea, Cimaron, will hit heavily populated areas, last one was 4 years ago.
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Trio of Tropical Cyclones in the Pacific take aim at Hawaii, South Korea and Japan (Original Post) Fred Sanders Aug 2018 OP
Soulik is passing us just south of us in Boseong rpannier Aug 2018 #1
Stay safe! dhol82 Aug 2018 #2
Yikes. LisaL Aug 2018 #3
Hurricane Lane.. We're preparing for the worst and hoping for Cha Aug 2018 #4

rpannier

(24,356 posts)
1. Soulik is passing us just south of us in Boseong
Wed Aug 22, 2018, 09:23 PM
Aug 2018

Getting lots of wind, but nothing like 6 years ago, and we have droplets here and there, but no rain -- yet
Soulik was predicted to pass just south of us and swing north along the southwest corner of Korea, which it appears to be doing.
Good for this area, because a lot of rain from a typhoon would likely ruin most of the rice crop
But, it could still pull further north
Cimaron will hit Japan, but not Korea mainland -- unless it swings into Busan. Good for us, bad for Japan
Jeju appears to have gotten hit really hard by Soulik over night

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