Written By Real Kevin Jay on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 | 2:07 PM
These three strong typhoons (Kilo, Ignacio and Jimena) may become super typhoon but many are asking on where these typhoons are heading? Threatens to countries like Philippines, Taiwan, Japan? There are many possibilities and changes of these typhoons. Please keep updated.
Trio of Hurricanes Over the Pacific Ocean
For the first time in recorded history, three Category 4 storms lined up over the central and eastern Pacific Ocean.
Hurricanes traversing the Pacific Ocean are often solitary storms. Occasionally they show up in pairs. But according to meteorologists, August 2015 marked the first time in recorded history that three Category 4 storms simultaneously paraded over the central and eastern Pacific.
The top image shows a nighttime view of hurricanes Kilo, Ignacio, and Jimena (from west to east). The image is a mosaic, based on data collected during three orbital passes of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi-NPP satellite. The VIIRS “day-night band” detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared, and uses light intensification to enable the detection of dim signals.
Moonlight from a full Moon was favorable for these nighttime images, acquired between 11:30 p.m. and 3 a.m. Hawaii Standard Time on August 29-30 (09:30 and 13:00 Universal Time on August 30). At the time, all three hurricanes were Category 4 storms—the second-highest ranking on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.