The R5 period R5 period 23rd - 25th May now claims the first named typhoon of 2012..."Sanvu"
NASA sees Tropical Storm Sanvu continue to intensify - phys.org
Two NASA satellites have provided infrared and rainfall data that has shown Tropical Storm Sanvu continues to intensify as it heads toward Iwo To, Japan. NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite has scanned rainfall rates, and NASA's Aqua satellite has provided a look at cloud temperatures which indicates where the strongest thunderstorms and heaviest rainfall is occurring....
...Sanvu is predicted to intensify further and become the first western Pacific typhoon of 2012. One factor that is helping Sanvu continue to intensify is the warm sea surface temperatures at 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 Celsius).
The current forecast track takes it just east of Iwo To and Chichi Jima, which may experience typhoon conditions on May 25 and 26, respectively
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