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Re: Weather: Weird - Pleasant - Dangerous

Postby Typhoon » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:12 am

Heatwave in Japan.

Lightning strikes train in Tokyo:

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Re: Weather: Weird - Pleasant - Dangerous

Postby Typhoon » Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:07 pm

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Kyoto after Typhoon Man-yi.

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Re: Weather: Weird - Pleasant - Dangerous

Postby Torchwood » Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:50 pm

Typhoon wrote:
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Ah, the Kinkakuji temple! I have wonderful memories of visiting Kyoto many years ago, at this time of year with lovely autumn colours. Truly a unique place, thank goodness the Americans did not bomb the sh*t out of it, although a lot of walking as the temples are so spread out.

I did walk around, though, no boat needed.
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Re: Weather: Weird - Pleasant - Dangerous

Postby Torchwood » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:27 pm

The East coast of England is expected to be hit later tonight by the worst storm surge since 1953. A big storm swept over Scotland earlier today, and apparently it is the combination of low pressure, strong north east winds, and unusually high tides which is the cause. Extensive coastal flooding expected, but flood defences and evacuation measures are fortunately much better than in 1953.

The Netherlands is going to take a hit.
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Re: Weather: Weird - Pleasant - Dangerous

Postby Torchwood » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:16 am

Well, a turbocharged jet stream brought a whole succession of storms to the Atlantic coasts of Europe throughout December and early January , with flooding and some spectacular seas. Interesting to watch but as these guys discovered in Portugal,better from a safe distance ...

Meanwhile I gather that temperatures in the US Midwest and Canada would best be measured in degrees K than F or C. How are you guys doing in the Big Chill?
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Re: Weather: Weird - Pleasant - Dangerous

Postby noddy » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:50 am

had the hottest night on record for my area during the weekend - 36c at midnight, the preceeding day had been 45c with strong desert winds and then the next day was 43c by 10am.

then we had a firestorm which ripped through 3 suburbs and has destroyed 44+ houses - it got within 100 metres of my brothers family.

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Re: Weather: Weird - Pleasant - Dangerous

Postby Hoosiernorm » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:58 am

Last week's polar vortex wasn't much fun. A friend of mine had 30" of snow in his front yard when the lake effect snow buried him in Valparaiso. The wind chills were very low even down here in Kentucky even for January. We haven't had anything like this for over 20 years and with the recent reasonable winters it's been very difficult to deal with.
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Re: Weather: Weird - Pleasant - Dangerous

Postby Typhoon » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:07 pm

Big snowfall in Western [Kansai] and esp Eastern [Kanto] Japan:

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Tokyo had the heaviest snowfall in ~ 50 years.

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Re: Weather: Weird - Pleasant - Dangerous

Postby Miss_Faucie_Fishtits » Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:24 am

Shinzo Abe do a photo op where he was pushing a stalled car out of a snow rut?........;)............
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Re: Weather: Weird - Pleasant - Dangerous

Postby Typhoon » Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:15 am

Miss_Faucie_Fishtits wrote:Shinzo Abe do a photo op where he was pushing a stalled car out of a snow rut?........;)............


If only. Those inbreds consider it beneath them to make the usual faux populist gestures.

Abe was probably at home watching the Tokyo Governor race.
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Re: Weather: Weird - Pleasant - Dangerous

Postby Typhoon » Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:35 pm

Meanwhile, Down Under

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Re: Weather: Weird - Pleasant - Dangerous

Postby Typhoon » Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:12 am

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Re: Weather: Weird - Pleasant - Dangerous

Postby Typhoon » Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:47 pm

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