Faxai upgraded to a Category 1-equivalent typhoon

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, Japan time: Stronger, ever stronger, Typhoon Faxai is growing, and is now forecast to reach and then curve northeast of Tokyo overnight Sunday into Monday as a Category 3-equivalent typhoon, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

At 9 a.m., Faxai was 668 miles south-southeast of Yokosuka Naval Base, tracking northwest at 20 mph and had strengthened to 86-mph sustained winds and 104-mph gusts. It’s forecast to peak at 121-mph sustained winds and 150-mph gusts at mid-evening Sunday – just as it’s approaching the Chiba Peninsula, where JTWC projects it to make landfall.

If Faxai remains on its present heading, it’s forecast to pass almost directly over Narita International Airport, and 25 miles southeast of Yokosuka and 51 miles southeast of Yokota Air Base between midnight Sunday and 3 a.m. Monday.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.596934

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