*UPDATE* Typhoon BUALOI is now rapidly intensifying, continues towards northern Mariana islands

-spread the word- As more or less expected, typhoon Bualoi continued its gradual strengthening during the 24 hours, but it is now beginning its rapid intensification phase. It continues towards the northern Mariana islands and should pass north of the island Saipan later today. A direct hit of Japan’s Iwo Jima islands seems increasingly likely … Continue reading *UPDATE* Typhoon BUALOI is now rapidly intensifying, continues towards northern Mariana islands