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    Sinlaku Still Headed Toward Southern Japan, Now Weaker

    AIRS image of Typhoon Sinlaku headed toward Japan Credit: NASA JPL
    Sinlaku has gone from a typhoon to a tropical storm in the early morning hours of Sept. 16, which is good news for Japan, because that's where it's headed. Sinlaku should arrive in extreme southwestern Japan by Thursday, Sept. 18.

    On Sept. 16 at 15:00 Zulu Time (11:00 a.m. EDT), Sinlaku's center was about 175 nautical miles west-northwest of Naha, Okinawa, Japan. That's near 27.3 degrees north and 124.9 degrees east. It's moving east-northeastward near 5 knots (6 mph). Sinlaku's maximum sustained winds have now decreased to 45 knots, or 54 mph, making it a tropical storm.

    > More on Typhoon Sinlaku

    Ike's Remnants Moving Through Northeast Canada

    Satellite image of Ike remnants Credit: NASA/JPL
    On Monday, Sept. 15, the remnants of once Hurricane Ike are zipping through northeast Canada. The winds he left in his wake, however, were still being felt in extreme northern Maine during the morning hours of the 15th.

    At 3:26 a.m. EDT, on Sept. 15, the National Weather Service of Caribou, Maine noted that gusty winds were possible in the morning hours. "The remnants of Ike will move just northwest of the state this morning producing gusty south winds across the advisory area. As the low pressure moves north of the state this afternoon winds will shift to the northwest." The wind advisory expired at noon, Eastern Time.

    > More on Ike

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