Super Typhoon Trami continues to intensify in the western Pacific Ocean and may strike Taiwan or southwestern Japan’s Ryukyu Islands late this week as a formidably strong typhoon.  Trami is currently located more than 500 miles south-southeast of Kadena Air Base, Okinawa. Trami underwent rapid intensification this weekend,

defined as an increase in maximum sustained winds of at least 35 mph in 24 hours or less. In the 24-hour period ending 8 a.m. EDT Sunday, Trami intensified from a 65-mph tropical storm to low-end Category 4 intensity. As virtually all intense tropical cyclones do, Trami then replaced its eyewall, during which its intensification levelled off temporarily. READ MORE