By late weekend, Typhoon Jongdari is forecasted to make landfall along Japan’s southern islands. Typhoon Jongdari is expected to strengthen, with an initial northeast storm motion, then elicit a circuitous path, moving westward, within the next 24-hours. The typhoon is anticipated to be at Category 1 hurricane strength (74-95 miles per hour), just before landfall. Heavy rain, strong winds, storm surge and flooding is to be expected.
This morning, Near-Constant Contrast (NCC) data, derived from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) satellite observed Typhoon Jongdari at 1617Z, 26 July 2018 (0117, 27 July 2018, local time in Japan). The NCC, a derived product of the Day/Night Band (DNB) utilizes a sun/moon reflectance model to illuminate and sense emitted (i.e. city lights) and reflected (i.e. clouds) light sources during the nighttime.
The first NCC image (below) is a large scale view of the storm, while the second NCC image, is a small scale perspective of Typhoon Jongdari, highlighting the convective cloud tops (areas of heavy precipitation), near and around Jongdari’s circulation. Notice the magnitude of Typhoon Jongdari, and how close the typhoon is to the country of Japan. Emitted lights from Japan, and ambient cloud cover can be seen in the following images.
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