Space Station Captures Spectacular Images of Typhoon Maysak
Posted: 5:22 PM EDT on April 01, 2015
Category 4 Typhoon Maysak is headed west-northwest towards the Philippines, after pounding the islands of Yap State in Micronesia's Caroline Islands on Tuesday. At 2 pm EDT Wednesday Maysak's top sustained winds were 140 mph, and the central pressure was 935 mb. Maysak underwent an eyewall replacement cycle early on Wednesday, when the inner eyewall collapsed and was replaced by a larger-diameter eyewall that formed from a spiral band. This process weakened the storm's winds by 20 mph.
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On this date in 1975, the weather station atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire reported wind gusts of 140 mph as a strong storm moved across the northeastern portion of the country. New Hampshire and Maine reported up to three feet of snow and Boston recorded a pressure of 28.68 inches.
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