Typhoon Halong (10W) off Japan
Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Typhoon Halong continued to hover off the east coast of Honshu, Japan, on July 16, 2002. This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from that date shows the storm draped over the northern portion of the island. The storm moved quickly up the coast of Japan, but still brought heavy rains and flooding, and disrupted trains and air traffic across Japan. The storm came within the same week as Typhoon Chataan, and the region is already looking ahead to predicted track of another Typhoon, Fengshen, which is moving toward northwest through the western Pacific.