Typhoon Nangka (2015)

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Typhoon Nangka was a large and powerful tropical cyclone that impacted central Japan in mid-July 2015.wikipedia
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2015 Pacific typhoon season

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Nangka started its long-living journey as a tropical disturbance over the Marshall Islands and west of the International Dateline, becoming the eleventh named storm of the annual typhoon season on July 3.
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Typhoon Nangka (2015)

Tropical cyclone

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Typhoon Nangka was a large and powerful tropical cyclone that impacted central Japan in mid-July 2015.

Japan

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Typhoon Nangka was a large and powerful tropical cyclone that impacted central Japan in mid-July 2015.

Marshall Islands

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Nangka started its long-living journey as a tropical disturbance over the Marshall Islands and west of the International Dateline, becoming the eleventh named storm of the annual typhoon season on July 3. The storm first affected the Marshall Islands, bringing strong winds to the capital Majuro. On July 1, an area of pulsing convection persisted east of the Marshall Islands, associated with a poorly-defined circulation.

International Date Line

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Nangka started its long-living journey as a tropical disturbance over the Marshall Islands and west of the International Dateline, becoming the eleventh named storm of the annual typhoon season on July 3.

Typhoon

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It quickly intensified while moving to the west-northwest, attaining typhoon status on July 6.

Northern Mariana Islands

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Nangka moved through the Northern Marianas Islands, passing directly over the uninhabited island of Alamagan.

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Nangka moved through the Northern Marianas Islands, passing directly over the uninhabited island of Alamagan.

Japan Meteorological Agency

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Shortly thereafter, the typhoon attained peak winds; the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) estimated 10‑minute sustained winds of 185 km/h (115 mph), while the unofficial Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) estimated 1‑minute winds of 250 km/h (155 mph), making it a super typhoon.

Joint Typhoon Warning Center

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Shortly thereafter, the typhoon attained peak winds; the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) estimated 10‑minute sustained winds of 185 km/h (115 mph), while the unofficial Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) estimated 1‑minute winds of 250 km/h (155 mph), making it a super typhoon.

Tropical cyclone scales

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Shortly thereafter, the typhoon attained peak winds; the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) estimated 10‑minute sustained winds of 185 km/h (115 mph), while the unofficial Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) estimated 1‑minute winds of 250 km/h (155 mph), making it a super typhoon.

Sea of Japan

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The storm weakened soon after, dissipating in the Sea of Japan on July 18.

Majuro

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The storm first affected the Marshall Islands, bringing strong winds to the capital Majuro.

Kamikitayama, Nara

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Effects were worst in Japan, where rainfall reached 740 mm in Kamikitayama, Nara Prefecture.

Nara Prefecture

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Effects were worst in Japan, where rainfall reached 740 mm in Kamikitayama, Nara Prefecture.

Kansai region

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Total damage across the Kansai region reached ¥18 billion (US$145 million).

Westerly wind burst

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A westerly wind burst spawned Typhoon Chan-hom and Tropical Storm Linfa across the western Pacific Ocean, as well as the system that would become Typhoon Nangka.

Typhoon Chan-hom (2015)

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A westerly wind burst spawned Typhoon Chan-hom and Tropical Storm Linfa across the western Pacific Ocean, as well as the system that would become Typhoon Nangka.

Tropical Storm Linfa (2015)

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A westerly wind burst spawned Typhoon Chan-hom and Tropical Storm Linfa across the western Pacific Ocean, as well as the system that would become Typhoon Nangka.

Pacific Ocean

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A westerly wind burst spawned Typhoon Chan-hom and Tropical Storm Linfa across the western Pacific Ocean, as well as the system that would become Typhoon Nangka.

Atmospheric convection

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On July 1, an area of pulsing convection persisted east of the Marshall Islands, associated with a poorly-defined circulation.

Wind shear

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Low wind shear, water sea surface temperatures, and good outflow favored further development.

Sea surface temperature

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Low wind shear, water sea surface temperatures, and good outflow favored further development.