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As Chan-hom Bears Down on Shanghai, New Video Shows Multiple Cyclones Swirling in the Pacific

ImaGeo iconImaGeoBy Tom YulsmanJuly 11, 2015 5:25 AM


Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news As I'm writing this, there are reports that more than 865,000 people have been evacuated in eastern China in advance of Typhoon Chan-hom's landfall. And the megalopolis of Shanghai, home to some 23 million people in the city's greater metro area, is battening down the hatches as it faces a risk of flooding from what could be an historic storm surge as the typhoon swirls past. For more details about what to expect from typhoon Chan-hom, check out this post by Jeff Masters over at Weather Underground. For now, I thought I would simply share the compelling video above, which was just published by the Ocean Prediction Center of the U.S. National Weather Service. The video shows the development of Typhoon Chan-hom, which is in the middle of the trio of cyclones swirling in the western Pacific. To its left (to the west) is Linfa, which came ashore in China as a strong tropical storm. And to its right is powerful Typhoon Nangka, which may pose a threat to the Japanese mainland next week. The video features infrared and visible imagery from Japan's Himawari-8 satellite, which recently became operational.

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