Typhoon 200709 (FITOW) Typhoon Name = (FITOW) : Yapese name for a beautiful fragrant flower [Micronesia]
2007-09-07 12:30 JST
Typhoon FITOW is increasing its speed, moving from Kanto to Tohoku. It is clear from AMeDAS Event Detection that the rainfall from this typhoon was record-breaking at some places, especially from Izu Peninsula to the western mountains of Kanto Plain, but now the center of heavy rainfall is moving to Tohoku Region. AMeDAS Precipitation Ranking (on Google Maps) shows how the center of heavy rainfall has moved. On "1 hour precipitation," the heavy rainfall area, represented by a red color, is found in Tohoku Region, but switching to "72 hour precipitation", the heavy rainfall area, represented by a red color, is located at Izu Peninsula and the west Kanto, and extending toward north. This typhoon seems to be a typhoon with much rain, so it is important to prepare for heavy rainfall in Tohoku and Hokkaido.
2007-09-07 02:30 JST
Typhoon FITOW made landfall near Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture before 2 AM (JST). On the approaching of the typhoon, winds and rains at many places are becoming stronger. About 40 m/s to 50 m/s of maximum gust has been recorded at some places. The current situation of rainfall is summarized in AMeRAS (AMeDAS Ranking Service) and AMeDAS Event Detection. They show that the rainfall is especially increasing along the mountains in the western side of Kanto Plain from Izu Peninsula to Gunma Prefecture. Some points recorded the largest rainfall in the recorded history, so much attention is required.
2007-09-06 21:30 JST
Typhoon FITOW is moving exactly toward north toward Izu Peninsula. Its intensity does not got weaken just before landfall, and the speed is still slow, so heavy rains and strong winds may continue for a long period of time. In this fatal situation, the system could not update the data for more than five hours due to the malfunction of network equipment. The system is now in a recovery process.
2007-09-05 21:30 JST
Typhoon FITOW has turned its track toward north. The intensity of the typhoon, in addition, has turned to a little upward (getting stronger) after the long period of stationary intensity. From tomorrow to the day after tomorrow, the typhoon will pass very near to Izu Islands and Honshu.
2007-09-03 20:45 JST
Typhoon FITOW has remained to be the same intensity level, but its forecast track by Japan Meteorological Agency and others is getting more toward north. After passing near Ogasawara Islands, it may be approaching to Izu Islands and Honshu of Japan.
2007-09-02 17:30 JST
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2007-09-02 17:15 JST
Typhoon FITOW has spent an unspectacular life (?) so far since its birth. The clouds at the center is rather thin and hasn't developed. The typhoon is moving not so far from Japan, but hasn't gained much attention because its projected track is not going toward Japan, rather parallel to Japan. This is like a personality who is in fact near to you but is not noticed due to the lack of presence. However, the typhoon is separated from the neighboring clouds surrounding the typhoon, and the shape of the typhoon is getting more organized recently. It might increase its presence in the future. According to forecast from Japan Meteorological Agency and others, it is expected to pass near Ogasawara Islands, and the focus is in how the typhoon is going to change from now.
2007-08-29 22:30 JST
Typhoon FITOW was formed near Minami-Torishima Island. This birthplace is relatively more north to typical birthplaces.
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