Then his NYC dreams were shattered. The flooding along the Chikuma River in Nagano inundated 10 shinkansen bullet trains with a total 120 cars at East Japan Railway Co.'s railyard in the city. The first option will be automatically selected. “It is unlikely that a typhoon would maintain the same pressure for so long, as typhoon intensity repeatedly rises and falls,” he said. “It’s essential (for Japan) to acquire planes to monitor typhoons to better prepare for natural disasters,” he said. Heavy rain forecast for Japan as repair work from typhoon continues KYODO NEWS - Oct 18, 2019 - 20:30 | All , Japan TOKYO - Japan's weather agency warned Friday of a possible secondary disaster in wide areas of the country already flooded by Typhoon Hagibis, as heavy downpours were forecast to hit over the weekend while recovery efforts continue. (LATEST NEWS: Faxai Damages Homes, Disrupts Travel, Knocks Out Electricity). Faxai is currently equivalent in strength to a Category 2 hurricane and has maximum sustained winds of 105 mph. Please check your inbox for a confirmation email. A further dip, to 905 hectopascals, was forecast by Wednesday evening, according to the agency. Sorry, but your browser needs Javascript to use this site. Like if you had a fire and instead of throwing gasoline on it to make it bigger you also grabbed some lighter fluid, a bit of oil and a couple of aerosol cans for good measure.”. - More precise forecasts for its path are still difficult, and a turn to the west toward central Japan or the east toward the sea remain among the possibilities. The typhoon claimed the lives of at least 79 people, left some 2,400 homes heavily damaged or destroyed and inundated at least 25,000 hectares on the country's main island of Honshu, according to government data. East Japan Railway Co. President Yuji Fukasawa said Tuesday that the firm would consider suspending train operations in advance if the forecast path doesn’t change. Kazuhisa Tsuboki, an expert on typhoons and a professor at the Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research at Nagoya University, agreed that the storm’s intensity — as well as its size — make it stand out. | KYODO NEWS, Oct 31, 2020 The storm, which tracked near the Ogasawara islands through Wednesday, is forecast to continue moving toward Honshu, weakening only slightly before a possible landfall on Saturday night or early Sunday morning. “Increased typhoon intensity is linked to the rise of sea-surface temperatures over the past 100 years,” he said. “This storm should be a classic recurve type storm with the worst of it being on the easterly side as it moves north. The agency’s forecast shows the storm peaking in intensity on Wednesday before undergoing a slight weakening. Winds have also gusted to 98 mph in Tokyo. Which City Is the Worst for Fall Allergies This Year? 9 Ways to Tell the Difference. Watch this building 'walk' to a new location. | KYODO NEWS, KYODO NEWS In total, the storms have claimed 181 lives. The agency’s data shows that the central pressure of Hagibis has remained at 915 hectopascals for about 24 hours, but Tsuboki argues that this figure could be inaccurate. The analyst added that many areas of Japan were likely to observe heavy rains and strong winds from Friday. “Needless to say, (Hagibis) is likely to bring very dangerous winds.”. In addition, 3 to 8 inches of rain is likely in southeastern Honshu, with isolated amounts up to a foot possible. The ministry said the figure is expected to increase. Tsuboki said high sea-surface temperatures have contributed to the intensity of Hagibis, which formed in the warmest part of the Pacific Ocean with temperatures hovering around 30 degrees Celsius. He was a rising jazz pianist from Tokyo. Super Typhoon Hagibis is forecast to hit Japan. Trump’s dismissal of COVID-19 risk paved way to White House outbreak, These are the airlines teetering on the brink of COVID-19 ruin, Train inspired by 'Demon Slayer' anime begins limited run, From exile in Kyoto, a social media leader in the fight for Thailand, Photo essay: This is Halloween ... in Tokyo 2020, Directory of who’s who in the world of business in Japan.