Typhoon 200226 (PONGSONA) Typhoon Asian Name = PONGSONA : Beautiful flower (Touch-me-not or balsam) specially loved by Korean women from ancient time for its fairy shyness and tender feeling [North Korea]
Typhoon 200226 (PONGSONA) hit the GUAM island, and many buildings were destroyed or collapsed by the very strong wind. A tour to Guam Is. may be affected for a few months in the beginning of 2003.
Images below are observed by the Japanese geostationary meteorological satellite GMS-5, its infrared sensor (IR1), and visible sensor (VIS). The center of the image is fixed to Guam Is. (N13.33,E144.50), USA. The time zone is UTC. The central pressure (hPa) and maximum sustained wind (knots) in parentheses shows the analysis by Japan Meteorological Agency.