BREAKING: 'Category 6' Super Typhoon To Hit Japan... Waves at Least 50 Feet High! Cloud field would cross entire US…
(by Mark Brander, BIN) -- This is the biggest typhoon/hurricane anyone has ever seen! It is clasified as a Category 6! An astronaut reporting from space says he has never seen anything like it. The storm is creating a massive tidal wave that already has waves fifty feet high. By the time they hit the shoreline they will be much higher and will no doubt obliterate what is left of the Fukushima reactor buildings and spent fuel pools!
A supertyphoon on course to hit Japan over the weekend is as powerful as the deadly storm that ripped through the Philippines in 2013 killing thousands of people, meteorologists said Wednesday.
The monstrous storm, named Vongfong, was picking up speed as it churned through the far west of the Pacific Ocean. “Its strength is very much similar to Haiyan,” which ravaged the Philippines in November, said a meteorologist at the Meteorological Agency.
Haiyan left nearly 8,000 people dead or missing when gusts of around 300 kph (190 mph) tore through the country, generating giant waves that swamped coastal communities.
Japan Times: Monstrous supertyphoon on course to hit Japan this weekend — CNN: This could be a hypothetical Category 6… Cloud field would cross entire US… Among strongest we’ve ever seen —Astronaut on Space Station: I’ve never seen anything like it — NBC: Waves already up to 50 ft. (PHOTOS & VIDEO)
UPDATE: Gov’t models show typhoon making direct hit on Fukushima — Center of Vongfong expected over nuclear plant Tuesday (MAPS)
Japan Times, Oct. 9, 2014: A supertyphoon [is] on course to hit Japan over the weekend… meteorologists said Wednesday. The monstrous storm…“strength is very much similar to Haiyan,”…said a meteorologist at the Meteorological Agency… Vongfong was registering gusts of the same strength… Its present course will see it smash into Japan some time over the weekend, just days after another typhoon…
Washington Post, Oct. 9, 2014: Imagery from satellite (and astronauts) illustrates what a powerful storm Super Typhoon Vongfong became this week… with gale-force winds covering around 340,000 square miles — about 70,000 square miles larger than the state of Texas… Super Typhoon Vongfong’s eye was estimated to be around 50 miles wide.
Astronaut Reid Wiseman, Oct. 9, 2014: #SuperTyphoon #Vongfang – I’ve seen many from here, but none like this.
Voice of America, Oct. 9, 2014: The most powerful storm on the planet so far this year… is forecast to strike mainland Japan… Air Force weather flight chief Master Sergeant Tonya Trythall [said the] current location is one of the better places to sustain a tropical cyclone… “But as it starts turning… water start cooling off slightly [and there's] upper level winds… The storm itself is going to be stronger so it’s not going to tear it apart easily.”
NBC News, Oct. 9, 2014: “It’s safe to say Vongfong is the strongest storm on earth since Haiyan last year,” said [Weather Channel's] Michael Lowry… Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center said Thursday morning… ocean waves were already as high as 50 feet.
CNN, Oct. 8, 2014: At this point winds are at 285 kph, roughly 180 mph. By the way, that would be way above Category 5, if there was anything above Category 5, this could be a hypothetical Cat 6… Cloud field would stretch across the entire US, from Washington State to Washington DC… Among the strongest storms we’ve ever seen. >> Watch broadcast here