Super Typhoon 17W (Sanba), # 11
Published: September 13, 2012
11:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, Japan time: Sanba was upgraded to super-typhoon status late Thursday evening by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. It’s winds are now 155-mph sustained with 190-mph gusts at its center, and it’s still forecast to peak at 161-mph sustained and 198-mph gusts as it rumbles north. Worse, Sanba is now moving straight north and its forecast track now brings it 37 miles west of Okinawa at 9 a.m. Sunday. Updated forecast wind timeline when it becomes available.