May 20, 2024

Typhoon Hinnamnor: First Category 5 Cyclone on Earth in 2022

Tropical storm Hinnamnor. August 31, 2022.
On August 30, Typhoon Hinnamnor ended up being the very first classification 5 cyclone in the world in 2022.
For most of 2022, the worlds ocean basins have been devoid and fairly calm of cyclones. Recently, Typhoon Hinnamnor shattered the calm, rapidly spinning as much as category-5 strength in the Western Pacific Ocean. Far, the path of the storm has actually been irregular and the potential for landfall is currently uncertain.
The photograph above was taken in the late early morning on August 31, 2022, by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. On September 1, 2022, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASAs Aqua satellite recorded a natural-color image (below) of Hinnamnor. The tropical cyclone appeared to be bearing down on Taiwan in the image, it had in fact begun to turn north and away from the island.
Tropical storm Hinnamnor. September 1, 2022.
Around the time of the MODIS image, the U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center reported that Hinnamnor had actually sustained winds of 115 knots (140 miles/220 kilometers per hour), with gusts up to 140 knots (160 miles/260 kilometers per hour). The storm had actually only moved about 50 kilometers (30 miles).

For most of 2022, the worlds ocean basins have actually been fairly calm and devoid of tropical cyclones. The picture above was taken in the late morning on August 31, 2022, by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. On September 1, 2022, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASAs Aqua satellite captured a natural-color image (listed below) of Hinnamnor. Far in 2022, 13 tropical storms or anxieties have actually formed in the basin.

On August 30, Hinnamnor became the very first category-5 storm on Earth in 2022, as winds reached 260 kilometers (160 miles) per hour. As kept in mind by Yale Climate Connections, it was quite late in the year for the very first storm of such strength; an average of 5.3 category-5 storms form each year globally.
According to forecasters Hinnamnor may head for South Korea or southern Japan in the first week of September. Sea surface area temperatures are several degrees above average, which could assist sustain and reinforce the storm in the coming days.
The Western Pacific hurricane season stretches across the entire year, the majority of storms generally form in between May and October. Far in 2022, 13 tropical storms or anxieties have actually formed in the basin. Four of them have actually ended up being hurricanes.
In the Atlantic Ocean, the month of August 2022 passed without a single typhoon. This is the very first time that has occurred because 1997.
NASA Earth Observatory image by Lauren Dauphin, utilizing MODIS information from NASA EOSDIS LANCE and GIBS/Worldview. Astronaut picture ISS067-E-302073 was acquired on August 31, 2022, with a Nikon D5 digital electronic camera using an 30 millimeter lens and is supplied by the ISS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, Johnson Space Center.