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Super Typhoon Maysak on Track for Landfall on Luzon, Philippines

Super Typhoon Maysak on Track for Landfall on Luzon, Philippines

Super Typhoon Maysak is tracking west-northwestward through the western Pacific Ocean, northwest of Yap Island. The storm has maintained its 15 nautical mile diameter eye, but is weakening slightly as dry air encroaches from the southern periphery. Regardless, the storm is in a favorable environment with moderate vertical wind shear and robust poleward outflow for now. Maysak will begin soon to slowly weaken as vertical wind shear increases and will continue to decay as the system makes landfall in the northern Philippines around 72 hours. Because the system will impact Luzon as a significant typhoon, Maysak is expected to re-emerge in the South China Sea at typhoon strength. This image was taken by the Suomi NPP satellite's VIIRS instrument around 0425Z on April 1, 2015.

Please also see Maysak's eyewall in infrared.

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Courtesy of NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory