Severe Storms. The winds are rising in Busan, South Korea, and heavy rain is lashing the Korean Peninsula and Southern Japan as Category 2Typhoon Sanba steams northwards at 22 mph. All rights reserved.

The Korean forecast says 100 to 300 mm of rain . Today is National Voter Registration Day! Please monitor the typhoon’s track by listening to the radio, and watching television. Thousands of ships took shelter in ports, ferry services were suspended and access to valleys and other risky areas was restricted on the southern island of Jeju as precautions Sunday as a powerful typhoon was approaching South Korea. Winds higher than 157 mph may result in "a high percentage of framed homes will be destroyed, with total roof failure and wall collapse.

Possible track for Super Typhoon Sanba. NASA examined Typhoon Sanba and the powerful hot towering thunderstorms around its center. Acquired September 16, 2012, this natural-color image shows Typhoon Sanba over Okinawa, Japan. Time to plan those visits to the PX, ATM, gasoline stand and commissary, and begin a general cleanup around home and office.

Located roughly 600 nautical miles (1,100 kilometers) south of Kadena Air Base in Japan, the storm was headed for the Korean Peninsula.

If you would like to watch and track this storm, please visit the National Hurricane Center’s page for Typhoon Sanba. For further details, see the Joint Typhoon Warning Center's Tropical Cyclone Warning at http://www.usno.navy.mil/JTWC/We will continue to monitor Typhoon Sanba’s track. Not good news in one respect, in that Sanba is nourishing itself over warm ocean waters. Busan Metropolitan Office of Education has called school off for kindergarten, elementary, and middle school students in Busan. Weather.com says tomorrow there will be winds of 60 mph to 80 . Sanba has slowed somewhat and is tracking more northwest than earlier forecast.

Updated information on travel in Korea may be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States and Canada, or from overseas, 1-202-501-4444. High school principals will be making the decisions about classes at their respective schools.

Weblog Trackback Typhoon Front Twiphoon Typhoon Now! Sanba, which was the 17th tropical depression to form in the western North Pacific Ocean developed on September 11, 2012. -- Winds diminishing below 35 mph, 9 p.m. Sunday. By Monday, September 17, 2012, Sanba will be pushing into South Korea and skirt just to the east of Seoul. More later. Water Chinhae Naval Base (30 miles west at 10 a.m.) and Pusan (57 miles west at 11 a.m.) should bear the brunt of the storm, though Daegu (20 miles west at 1 p.m.) should take some hard knocks as well as Sanba roars through the southern peninsula... From the U.S. Embassy http://www.asktheconsul.org/. Flight Center.

Enrollment also ensures that you can be reached during an emergency. We will continue to update this page with storm tracks, satellite images, and news blurbs as the storm … Early Saturday, the storm had 145 mph winds, equivalent to a Category 4 hurricane, according to AccuWeather's Meghan Evans.

It should move rapidly northeast into the Sea of Japan (or East Sea) by evening. And it appears headed closer to Okinawa than first forecast this morning. ", AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Eric Wanenchak reported, "It will be a life-threatening situation for the Ryukyu Islands of Japan with winds in excess of 100 mph. Super Typhoon Sanba will threaten Okinawa, Japan late Saturday or early Sunday local time and will eventually push into South Korea by Monday. Midnight Tuesday, Sept. 11, Japan time: Tropical Storm Sanba continues to develop rapidly, although it's moving north-northwest at a pretty good clip, 14 mph, which affords it less opportunity to nourish itself over warm west-central Pacific waters. Sanba formed as a tropical depression over the western Pacific Ocean on September 10, 2012, and strengthened to a typhoon by September 12. Sanba's path will reach South Korea Sunday night or Monday, according to Weather.com. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.

-- 40-mph sustained winds and greater, 3 a.m. Sunday. Korea can expect Sanba to remain a powerful Category 1-equivalent storm, packing sustained 104-mph winds and 127-mph gusts as it slams ashore along the southern coast at mid-morning Monday. Atmosphere The loose spiraling clouds of Typhoon Chaba are spread across most of the Philippine Sea in this true-color image from October 27, 2010.