Oct 16, 2015

Typhoon Koppu (Lando) to Bring Life-Threatening Flooding, Landslides, High Winds to the Northern Philippines

Philippines
by
Nick Wiltgen
,
Weather Underground
MODIS image of Typhoon Koppu over Luzon Island in the Philippines as seen from NASA's Terra satellite on Sunday, October 18, 2015. At the time, Koppu was a Category 2 storm with 105 mph winds. Image credit: NASA.
MODIS image of Typhoon Koppu over Luzon Island in the Philippines as seen from NASA's Terra satellite on Sunday, October 18, 2015. At the time, Koppu was a Category 2 storm with 105 mph winds. Image credit: NASA.

[E]xtreme storm totals in the 20-40 inch range with locally higher amounts are possible in parts of northern Luzon...Even in the typhoon-prone Philippines, rainfall amounts exceeding 40 inches (1,000 mm) from a single typhoon are relatively rare, and always extremely dangerous. Far lower rainfall amounts from past typhoons have proven deadly time and again.