Typhoon: 2005 (Part 1)

OK, so are we having a typhoon or not?
Tealit says we will have thunderstorms this weekend. :help:

no. no typhoon, but really bad weather.

www.cwb.gov.tw

I am almost certain(wanna bet ?) there will be a record number of typhoons here this year.
Why ?
This last winter was a lot colder than normal. Therefore summer will be hotter. Extremes are the norm.
The Phillipines had there earliest typhoon(April ?) in memory.
What that equates to is a lot of work days off, Yippee.

Some typhoon – sure was a beeuuutiful morning for a bike ride by the river. Bright sun, clear sky, not a breeze. But, judging from the above link, I guess all that will change tonight.

Steeevieboy wrote:

If it breaks this awful muggy heat I’m all for it.

As good a thread as any to post this first watch of the season:

The numbers are the date plus hrs Z (=GMT), so /00 is 8am here.
Their multi-spectral satellite imagery is the coolest, too, once a storm becomes more composed. For that, see npmoc.navy.mil/jtwc.html and follow the links.

A bit early, so cross your fingers…

EDIT - here’s how to read the circles around the typhoon:
Wind Radii
The outermost radii represents 34 knot winds
The second wind radii represents 50 knot winds
The next radii represents 63knot (116kph;72mph) winds

That’s the best site for any major weather activityDragonbones. Those navy boys are seldom wrong.

I was camping all weekend…it was great…but hot as bloody hell.

Good swimming pool and cold/hot showers, and a mini resturant…arrrrgggghgh

If you can see blue sky there is usually a typhoon somewhere in the area. I can’t stand those typhoon days.

Note, one of the neat things about this site is that the gif is replaced using the same name, so the link to the above typhoon path graphic automatically stays up to date. :sunglasses:

I hope this sucker misses us but brings some cooling winds.

[quote=“Dragonbones”]Note, one of the neat things about this site is that the gif is replaced using the same name, so the link to the above typhoon path graphic automatically stays up to date. :sunglasses:

I hope this sucker misses us but brings some cooling winds.[/quote]

Latest update from the US Navy site:

E. DURING THE EXTENDED FORECAST PERIOD, THE MAJORITY OF THE MODELS
CONTINUE TO TRACK TY 05W POLEWARD INTO THE EAST CHINA SEA TOWARDS THE
WEAKNESS IN THE STEERING RIDGE. THE ONE OUTLIER IS GFDN WHICH TRACKS
WESTWARD OVER NORTHERN TAIWAN AND INTO CHINA. GFDN DEVELOPES A RIDGE
OVER THE KOREAN PENINSULA WHICH CAUSES THIS WESTWARD TRACK. THE OTHER
LONG RANGE MODELS ARE ALSO HINTING AT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS RIDGE AND
ITS DEVELOPMENT BEARS WATCHING.
MAXIMUM INTENSIFICATION IS EXPECTED
TO BE REACHED AS THE SYSTEM APPROACHES THE AXIS OF THE SUBTROPICAL
RIDGE.

cwb.gov.tw/V4e/typhoon/news/TYtrace.htm

Central Weather Bureau have it coming right for us.

:raspberry: the only time i DON"T want a typhoon to tear through Taiwan… already have all next week off anyway… my mom is supposed to arrive on Tuesday. any word on IF it hits when it will be over? are we looking at a typhoon like typhoon nari?

Looks like a bullseye on Taipei at this point (the worst kind, for us here). During Nali, Donghu road flooded well over a meter deep, more in some places. Anisll and I live at opposite ends of that road, so today we are shopping for boats. They have this one at Costco for only $2999; you all might consider getting one too:

Oh, now it has swung slightly south (the forecast path, that is), looks like it’s gonna hit the whole island. Any bets on whether we get Monday off? :pray:

Right now, it looks good for a long weekend. Although, there is still a lot of time for that to change.

I see the China Post has done it again. On Page 16 chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/deta … 5357&GRP=B they have an article about the typhoon. They wrote: “Eastern and southeastern Taiwan may see rainfall on Saturday as the outer rim of the typhoon approaches the eastern coast…” and yet if you look at the Weekly Weather Forecast DIRECTLY below the article, it has pictures of cloudy skies for the east…no rain pic until Monday :loco:

I’ve seen this several times when there have been typhoons approaching and the Weekly Weather Forecast has NO pic for rain. So when they do their Weekly Weather Forecast, do they just go by last year’s weather on those days, draw cards or what??

Great…My mom is coming on Tuesday as well AND I live in DongHu/Xi Zhi! There are some nice big holes in front of my place from construction that should flood very nicely :frowning:

ugh… i pity you, my friend. i survived typhoon Nari in xizhi… a lovely 3 weeks with no water, phone, electricity. lived in those huge high rises on da tong rd., right next to the river. flooded up to the bottom of the mcdonalds sign across the street. now i’m in a rooftop in the moutains and i worry about my roof blowing off :s

love this pre-typhoon weather, though… dry, blue skies, a nice breeze…

well, i made it taipei from bangkok last august during a typhoon. china airlines was the only airline that didn’t cancel it’s flights. maybe it won’t be that bad… would be nice to have some ENGLISH information, though!

Don’t worry, when it floods you can catch nice big fat fish in the street and take them home to cook them. It happened in Donghu just last year!

Hey, we should do a Donghu/Xizhi Forumosans typhoon party! :beer:

When China Airlines doesn’t cancel flights where everyone else does, start worrying.
Infact, if you see a China Airlines plane in flight, start worrying.

I think I saw that on the news last year. Awesome.

I’ll be in Jilong, boat-watching. Anyone coming to help?