Super Typhoon Utor

john's picture

We are now moving into the thick of hurricane/typhoon/tropical cyclone season.  The image here is a NASA MODIS satellite photo of super typhoon Utor that struck the Philippines today, monday August 12, 2013. 

While it had been a Category 4 storm, with peak winds of 130 knots (150 mph or 240 km/hr), it weakened as it passed over the Philippine islands. 

At this writing, 1 person is known dead, 23 were missing, and hundreds were evacuated.

Utor has now weakened to a Category 2 storm, and is currently passing over the south China sea. 

Utor was the strongest storm to hit the Philippines so far this year.


cletus cleve's picture

Thank you John for sharing about Super Typhoon Utor over here with us. It was pretty informative like the one at Stay safe and away from the cyclone please.

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