ALERT: Trami – just named and it’s another super typhoon developing in the western Pacific. Sustained winds to reach 167 mph, gusts to 200 mph

6 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, Japan time: Trami has been upgraded to a Category 1-equivalent typhoon by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. And as Trami continues to strengthen, a solution on exactly where Trami will go continues to be elusive.

At 3 a.m., Trami was 836 miles southeast of Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, headed west at 17 mph packing 75 mph sustained winds and 92 mph gusts. Tropical storm-force winds extend 190 miles from center to northeast and 65 miles to the southeast, according to the National Weather Service.

JTWC projects Trami to intensify rapidly into a Category 5-equivalent supertyphoon, peaking at 161 mph sustained winds and 196 mph gusts at center at 3 a.m.

www.stripes.com/news/typhoon-28w-trami-7-1.548347

Latest projected path, just issued by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

There is a lot of uncertainty in the later path, but right now it looks like Taiwan is going to be hit hard.

This enhanced infrared satellite photo is from a few minutes ago. It’s already starting to look like a monster of a storm:

tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/real-time/westpac/storm/images/BASE-IMG5-4.28W.PNG

Updated track model. It’s looking like a Category 4 heading straight for Taiwan.

tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/real-time/storm.php?&basin=westpac&sname=28W&invest=NO&zoom=4&img=1&vars=11111000000000000000&loop=0

 

h/t ArgleBargle