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Mon, Jul-07-2014 03:17:53

Super Typhoon Neoguri

Super Typhoon Neoguri, the strongest typhoon so far in the 2014 Western Pacific season, is now an extremely dangerous tropical cyclone as it churns toward Okinawa and potentially other parts of Japan and East Asia. The system became a typhoon -- the Western Pacific equivalent of a hurricane -- on Friday. Neoguri is currently churning northwest over the open ocean. As of late Sunday U.S. time, it was about 420 miles south of Kadena Air Base, the U.S. Air Force installation on the island of Okinawa. The U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center estimated Neoguri's sustained winds to be as high as 155 miles per hour as of late Sunday evening U.S. time (midday Monday Japanese time), with higher gusts. This made Neoguri the equivalent of a high-end Category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.