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Tropical Storm Mirinae

Posted by Lindy on November 2, 2009


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http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=40954&src=nha

At 06:00 Universal Coordinated Time on October 30, 2009—an hourimage_location_Minnae after this image was captured—the U.S. Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center reported that Typhoon Mirinae had sustained winds of 85 knots (155 km per hour) with gusts up to 105 knots (121 mph), making it the equivalent of a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simspon scale. It was heading west toward the Philippines at about 13 knots (15 mph); the storm was churning up 8.2-meter waves. The eye of the storm was a large mass of roiling clouds located less than a hundred kilometers northeast of Cataduanes Island in the Philippines. Mirinae is the fourth typhoon to hit the Philippines this season, and heavy rains are likely to bring additional flooding.

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