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The RapidScat instrument image of Noul was taken May 11, 2015.
Noul Continues to Intensify As It Nears Luzon
05/11/2015

The RapidScat image above shows a very small area of excessively high winds. Noul had already weakened when this image was captured by RapidScat on May 11. When it hit the Okinawa Islands six persons were injured and 13 houses were damaged by the storm even in its weakened state. It is expected to be near Tokyo Tuesday night with strong winds and heavy rain. Currently Noul is located 412 miles southwest of Yokosuka, Japan and is moving northeast at 51 knots. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center issued its last warning on Noul today. Unless Noul strengthens and redevelops, it should continue to weaken. Noul has completed extra-tropical transitioning as it speeds away to the east of Japan.

Credit: NASA JPL, Doug Tyler

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