Tropical Storm Man-Yi in the Western Pacific Moves over Japan, Bringing High Winds and Heavy Rains


Tropical Storm Man-Yi moved over central Japan early Monday morning local time, September 16, with maximum winds near 70 mph. Man-Yi formed in the western Pacific at 2 p.m. local time on Friday, September 13, roughly 850 miles south-southeast of Japan. It became the 16th named storm of the 2013 Pacific Typhoon Season. The storm moved ashore near Hamamatsu and Toyohashi, Japan and traversed briskly across Honshu Island and exited the island near Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture.

Tropical Storm Man-Yi Storm Track - September 16, 2013

Tropical Storm Man-Yi Storm Track - September 16, 2013
Source: Joint Typhoon Warning Center

The storm strengthened as it followed a broad curving track moving to the northwest, then north, and finally to the northeast. Man-Yi was a strong tropical storm, with maximum winds near 70 mph, as it moved ashore early Monday morning on the large central island of Honshu, near the cities of Hamamatsu and Toyohashi, Japan. Moving quickly to the northeast, Man-Yi exited the island near the city of Minamisoma around 2 p.m. local time Monday, with maximum winds near 60 mph.

EQECAT will continue to monitor this event and provide updates as more information becomes available.

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