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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Typhoon Choi-Wan drops significantly in intensity

Typhoon Choi-Wan is making its closest approach to Japan today as it moves parallel to the coast. This storm dropped from a major Category 3 storm to a Category 1 very quickly. Maximum wind speeds are now 70 knots (35 m/s) near the center with gusts up to 100 knots (50 m/s).

The Japan Meteorological Agency is showing that Choi-Wan's track will slowly turn more to the east over the next few days and the forward mothion will slow slightly. Forward motion is currently stated at 50 kph with a direction of NNE dropping to 30 kph with a ENE direction by Monday local time.

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