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22 September 2011

Japan Evacuates in Preparation for Typhoon Roke

Image: NOAA (Click on image for large view.)

Currently around 180 miles south of the Japanese mainland, Typhoon Roke is moving north-northeast with maximum sustained winds of around 110 mph. In preparation for an expected landfall just west of Tokyo on September 21st at 0600z, evacuations have begun in many coastal and low-lying areas. This image was taken by the Japan Meteorological Agency's MTSAT weather satellite on September 20, 2011 at 0530z.
Related Information: Latest storm information from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center

Keywords: typhoon, Roke, MTSAT, 2011.09.20
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Subject: Atmospheric Science
Environmental Science
Natural Hazards
Audience: Informal Education
General Public

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