Wednesday, September 16
Super Typhoon Choi-wan
This is a radar picture of Super Typhoon Choi-wan, currently with 161 miles per hour winds, in the Western Pacific. The storm, now category 5, skirted both Guam and Saipan in the CNMI so no one took a direct hit. But everyone got wet.
It is beautiful in its formation with a very clearly defined eye.
The name Choi-wan was on the preassigned list for this storm season. Apparently it is a Cantonese term for a type of cloud.
It is currently predicted that the storm will miss Japan and hit the coast of China near Hong Kong.