Typhoons 2017


#701

Officially upgraded to tropical storm.

More models are showing Talim making landfall just South of Taidong as Cat4, while a few agencies still see it passing South of Taiwan by just a tiny bit.
It’s already steering North.

HAPPENING gifs will be unleashed once we’ll have high probability of landfall in Taiwan.


#702

Would like to see it track a bit to the north.


#703

early days


#704


#705

There isn’t much incentive to build using much else here (Okinawa). Even on the remote outlying islands, pretty much anything NOT built of reinforced concrete simply vanishes. Well, some farm sheds are made of steel beams with iron sheet but they are expendable.

There just isn’t the budget for that in the Philippines or Puerto Rico, let alone Haiti, even though some of them do have lots of incentive to do so, from multiple typhoon strikes annually (especially the Philippines).


#706

Fooking hell, it keeps steeriung north


#707

So typhoon day for Taipei on Thursday?


#708

I think Wednesday evening? Should be… interesting…


#709

Well, if it keeps steering like this, it will head to japan >_>

It’s starting to look grim for Yilan

Luckily we’re Alpha af here so no one will complain about a cat4 or 5 typhoon coming our direction.


#710

Wtf it may make landfall on my house! Seeing the eye of the typhoon would be absolutely BONKERS.

May the God of the Spinning Winds not be angry, but let me speak just once more: let the Happening happen!


#711

Yeah once it starts the edging routine it tends to keep edging.


#712

There go the Central America Independence celebrations…


#713

Unless Talim suddenly decides to defile some laws of nature and turn North more than expected, my gut feeling is that for the North-East of Taiwan it will be like being raped in the ass by a pack of HIV positive gorillas who spent 5 years in segregation watching only the last episode of Lost.

Still hoping the center will pass above my house, it would be the only upside!

Talim is currently forecast to make landfall between Yilan and Hualien as a Cat4, with up to 20" of rain within the first 12 hours (against 32" in 5 days from Harvey, just for reference). There’s still a chance it may “just” be a Cat3, but rapid intensification may make things worse.

Looks like I won’t have electricity for a few days!


#714

Jeez, stay classy, man :roll_eyes:


#715

Yeah, that last episode was really gross, sorry about that.


#716

Time frame? What does 1400 UTC mean?

http://www.cwb.gov.tw/V7e/prevent/typhoon/ty.htm?


#717

UTC replaced GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). But it’s exactly the same :smile:.
So 1400 UTC is 2200 Taiwan hours.


#718

Me three.
I actually read it originally as “1400 UTI”, and I was, like, break out the Ocean Spray, mon!!!


#719

It’s now officially Typhoon Talim.


#720

Word on the street is that it’s bearing north.

@IbisWtf sadface? feelsbadman?