DEVELOPING: Monster typhoon Maria threatens Asia…
Jul 6, 2018 | 0 |
Super Typhoon Maria rapidly intensified in the western Pacific Ocean northwest of Guam, and, while expected to weaken somewhat beforehand, poses a danger of a strong typhoon strike in Japan’s far southwesternmost islands, including Okinawa, eastern China, and possibly Taiwan next week. Maria is
now a Category 4 equivalent system, called a super typhoon locally, located roughly 300 miles northwest of Guam. According to the U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Maria rapidly intensified from a 70 mph tropical storm to a Category 5 equivalent super typhoon with 160 mph winds in the 24-hour period ending at 8 p.m. EDT Thursday.