Typhoons 2018


#741

SX425

I have it at home <3


#742

3 potential spots to watch as per the news.


#743

Yes, two in the open pacific and one between the Philippines and Vietnam. PINCHER MOVE OF DOOM???

Probably not, but one can only hope.


#744

I think that most are PT jobs and are kids from the neighborhood, store manager and assistant are mostly the only FT employees. And the 7-11, Family have franchisees, they own the place.


#745

It was like a fire cracker that went without a ‘bang’!


#746

It was eerie coming home yesterday. The streets were empty and 7pm felt like 11pm. Only the obligatory 711 and Family Mart were open, almost all shops and medical offices in the hood were closed. Less people out than the night before. I tell you, thyey took the typhoon leave seriously.


#747

All this arguing about whether or not nearby cities should declare the same Typhoon day schedule to make it easier on the citizens. If there’s a need to do so, just take the responsibility away from individual city mayors.

Either create a State government like how the Japanese did it, and have the State government declare typhoon day, or move the decision to the central government, say the Executive Yuan, which makes the Typhoon day announcements now anyway.

If as Mayor Ko said, now typhoon day decision is nothing more than an SOP based on the forecast made prior to 10PM the day before, let it be just that. Why would we need so much fuss over this?

Everyone should be able to log onto CWB, and see the forecast themselves and then go to bed knowing a typhoon day would be announced or not based on the 10PM forecast.


#748

NTC’s decision influenced by upcoming election?


#749

The movie theatres were full. And lots of people at the Celine Dion concert too…


#750

I mean out in teh street in Xindian, New Taipei city. Movie theaters and so are in Taipei.

As a matter of fact, there was a petition online not to go to movie theaters, as not to upset or stir the envy of Taipei citizens who were working.


#751

Everything here is politics…

The thing is that in areas of New Taipei, the wind speed did reach the limit for work/class cancellation. That was not the case in Taipei City. And I truly do not know about Keelung.


#752

Yeah, too dangerous to go to work, not at all to go strolling around in department stores or go to the movie.

What? They didn’t cancel the Dion concert? Irresponsible!


#753

92W so far doesn’t seem very threatening. Most models see very moderate intensity, no typhoon status, and most of them point towards the Philippines or Vietnam.

Still worth keeping an eye on it, it may bring some relatively bad weather to the south.


#754

There was something on the news about an expert warning that with the typhoon season heating up, we could expect a typhoon a week.


#755

One typhoon a week for Taiwan -> not going to happen

One typhoon a week for the whole pacific -> not going to happen

One invest or tropical depression a week -> more than likely


#756

THE POTENTIAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A
SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS REMAINS MEDIUM.


#757

They are practically screaming it out as a given:
https://tw.news.yahoo.com/進入密集颱風季-專家:周日熱帶擾動恐成颱-003044156.html

https://tw.news.yahoo.com/颱風前腳剛走-歐美模式-3天後新颱生成-043153908.html

Sigh.


#758

Is the wind we’ve been seeing lately related? Really windy at the top of Xiding Road (about 400m elevation). The wind is definitely coming from the right direction because the AQI has been amazing lately with many more good days forecast.


#759

In the article they mention “tropical disturbances”, and something like that once a week is not shocking at all. No way there will be one typhoon a week, I’m not that lucky.

@marasan : it’s the interaction between Maria’s leftover and the new stuff forming in the Pacific. Even in Yilan we’ve had a lot more wind than usual in the last couple of days.


#760

And the skies are still fiercely blue.