Typhoons 2018


#1001

Hey, there’s a super typhoon. Let’s go for a walk.


#1002

Some of those videos showed sections of buildings falling off and some parts swaying like they might fall off, leading me to conclude that buildings in Hong Kong are even more suspect than in Taiwan.


#1003

If that had hit Taipei direct…Goodnight Vienna. No way my rooftop could have survived.


#1004

Dunno if this belongs here or in the whack things thread: a group experts arguing that all the doom from typhoons in HK comes from China’s manipulating feng shui to stop them from developing. The roads and bridges and museums all form snakes, natural enemies of the HK propitious turtle shape…


#1005

Talking about survival:

Mother of god… https://imgur.com/gallery/QH47jGe


#1006

Another typhoon appears. Will Trami continue to track south or will it hit Taiwan?

Guy


#1007

Windyty forecast for Wednesday


#1008

This is a US Navy website, and a reliable site for tracking typhoons. Click on the 'TC warning Graphic’ and it will give you the predicted track.

http://www.metoc.navy.mil/jtwc/jtwc.html


#1009


#1010

Hold on to anything!


#1011

That is one evil looking eye.


#1012

Looks like it’s swinging further north. Not sure how interpret that. IbisWTF, where TF are you?! (I don’t know if the link below will update or remain unchanged over the next couple of hours or days.)


#1013

They say it is slowing down and we will not know where it is turning towards until it does.

Lovely. Oh and it is coming Saturday. Par for the course.


#1014

I already have mahjong planned for Sunday, so let the storm come!


#1015

That sure would be mighty fine. We already had a day off this week, so a typhoon holiday on a weekday would mean 5 days worth of work in 3 days!


#1016

Yeah. Most Taiwanese workers could condense five days of work into three.


#1017

Yep. Bosses would have seizures if that ever happened.


#1018

Update looking ugly. Hitting North is problematic. No mountains for defense.


#1019

Looks like it’s swinging north and will miss no?

On a related note, how crap has the forecasting been over this weekend? Masses of rain predicted, a few light showers and very pleasant temperature was the result. Still blue skies outside…


#1020

Had a great weekend, thank God we ignored it.