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Bolaven was a very strong super typhoon in the western Pacific Ocean.
The storm brough torrential rain, strong winds, as well as sea swells and dangerous surf to Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands as it passed by.
Bolaven reached max sustained wind speeds of 155 knots, which would would put it well above the threshold for a category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. It also achieved wind gusts up to 190 knots.
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Bolaven’s impressive eye from yesterday can be seen here in two magnifications from NOAA-21’s VIIRS instrument.
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Typhoon Bolaven weakens in the western Pacific Ocean. The storm is expected to become extratropical in the coming days.
Super Typhoon Bolaven’s clear, powerful eye continues to churn in the Western Pacific.
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Super Typhoon Bolaven continues to churn in the western Pacific Ocean with a very organized eye.
A high resolution view of Super Typhoon Bolaven’s impressive eye.
After passing through the Mariana Islands, Bolaven quickly strengthened into a super typhoon with maximum winds around 180mph. The storm is expected to stay over open waters in the Philippine Sea.
Bolaven passes through these US territories bringing heavy rain, damaging winds, and dangerous sea conditions.
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