Typhoon Soulik and Japan

Typhoon Soulik is headed for Japan, with landfall early next week.  Here are two satellite images, one from last night and one from this morning.  The night-time shot is neat, the storm is being lit up by the waxing first quarter moon …

Night View of Soulik approaching Japan
12 hours later

The storm may still be fairly strong when it hits Kyushu in a few days.  It will be the second strong storm to hit Japan (third overall), but worse is all of the rain and flooding that has impacted the Islands this year.  Record rains, followed by record heat, have killed hundreds (over 300 at a minimum) and sent 22,000 to the hospital with heat related symptoms.  It’s been a tough year in Japan …

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