Stars and Stripes stripes.com 31 Dec, 2020 19:15 am

'Bomb cyclone' assails Northern Pacific, affects Japan

'Bomb cyclone' assails Northern Pacific, affects Japan
A powerful storm labeled “one of strongest ever” to affect north Pacific lashes Alaska with 83-mph gusts on Shemya Island; could bring “multiple feet” of snow to western Honshu.

PACIFIC STORM TRACKER'Bomb cyclone' assails Northern Pacific, affects Japan A satellite view of the powerful Pacific storm.CIRA/RAMMB bA weather phenomena called a “bomb cyclone” is being labeled one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the northern Pacific Ocean, has lashed Shemya Island in Alaska with 83-mph gusts and could bring “multiple feet” of snow to western Honshu, according to weather officials and a story by The Washington Post.The Center stated that the storm ranks as one of the strongest ever to impact the northern Pacific.Multiple feet of snow are forecast for the mountainous western regions of Japan’s main island of Honshu, which is recovering from up to 7 feet of snow earlier in December.

Storm Tracker will keep you updated.Temperatures on Okinawa dropped from 74 to 52 degrees in less than 24 hours from Tuesday to Wednesday, with wind gusts as high as 53 mph recorded in Naha on Wednesday, according to local weather Web sites.

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