Typhoon Cimaron bears down on Japan

Typhoon Cimaron satillite image

Typhoon Cimaron over the western North Pacific was located about 245 nm WMW of Iwo To and was moving northwest at 19 knots.  Currently, max winds are estimated at about 100 knots with the hurricane force winds concentrated north and east of the center.

Cimaron has already reached its peak intensity and is forecast to gradually weaken making landfall over eastern Shikoku at about 12:00 UTC on the 23rd with max winds near 80 knots, then move northward across Honshu into the Sea of Japan.

Typhoon Camaron wind field analysis

JTWC Forecast Track suggests landfall around 12:00 UTC 23rd.Cimaron

JTWC forecast track

 

About Fred Pickhardt

Fred Pickhardt, Marine Meteorologist I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade. I have extensive experience in marine weather analysis, marine weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic marine weather event reconstructions. I founded Ocean Weather Services and as Owner and Chief Consultant currently provide optimum ship routing services and forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
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