Typhoons 2018


#601

Thanos will bring balance to Taichung.
As it should be


#602

Slight exaggeration


#603

Taichung hardly ever gets hit by Typhoons , cos of the mountains.


#604

Anyone know if they’ve set a time to announce for tomorrow?


#605

Rumours say 8pm, but let’s see.


#606

Yup pretty boring if you enjoy big storms


#607

But that just happens when a taiphoon does the Boomerang and turns around after passing Taoyuan


#608

My money is on this ending up a non-event.
Seems Maria is heading North and leaving Taiwan behind. We will get some rain and a bit of wind from her tail and that is about it.

We shall see.


#609

Cwb image shows it well north… we just get residuals. You’re likely right


#610

Still, no match for the glorious central mountain range.

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#611

Let’s see what the announcement later says, I won’t expect much


#612

may the odds be ever in our favor.


#613

Looks like something menacing in the sky over Hsinchu sky just now, too. About time.


#614

On the ryuku islands some storm chasers recorded 940 how, which is not very worrisome. Considering that it’s passing north of Taiwan and is only likely to last less than 24h, I’d say no reason to panic.

The half day off in yilan was a joke, 0 rain and barely some occasional wind.


#615

Yeah, it doesn’t seem like much is happening in Yilan. I just went out for a walk and there was only a slight bit of rain now and then. Hardly any wind to speak of.

I work at home so I don’t get the day off anyway unless the power goes out, which it usually does, but then I have to make up the hours anyway so I’m not too fussed about getting the day off.


#616

How does one subscribe to AIT mailing list?


#617

Apparently the yilan government will call a day off tomorrow. It’s not on the website yet, though


#618

This is a big disappointment, really. I miss those nights of crazy wind and sounds of broken stuff on the street. The only consolation possible is to think of all those Taiwanese bosses super angry with the government for having let employees go home over nothing and even have missed a deadline or two because of this.


#619

It’s not here yet! Deng i xia!


#620

There’s been rain on and off all day in Neihu, Taipei. The “on” has been getting a lot harder as the day wears on, and the wind is picking up a little. I’m hoping the strong winds pass us by (looks like it should, with the eye so far north), but it looks like we’ll get a ton of rain from this thing…