Half time in Typhoon season

Posted: July 12, 2015 by tchannon in weather

Who stole it?

” satellite pictures show half of this storm apparently missing. ”

Yes, pictures are apparent. Careful, it might be hiding with that globule warning stuff.

Rewind to 11th July 2015, yesterday….

China evacuates nearly a million as typhoon hits
About 960,000 residents flee coastal cities and transport disrupted as typhoon brings winds of up to 200kmph.

Note the “200kmph”, knotty.

The collapse of Typhoon Chan-hom
Shanghai escapes significant typhoon damage as decline in strength seems to have happened in hours.

Must be those Ameircan devils messing with the satellites.

Typhoon season, weather is weather, precautions are fair enough, twitching is rather western though.

An explanation is perhaps given “The waters off the Yangtse delta and southern Yellow Sea are too cold, at 21C”

Post by Tim

  1. JKrob says:

    BTW – ingestion of dry air causes tropical storms to ‘evaporate’ not just cooler waters.

  2. Give Gavin a chance to adjust it first!

  3. Graeme No.3 says:

    Global Warming is a threat to typhoons? It’s worse than we thought.

  4. tom0mason says:

    Funny I won a bet on this non-event. Just between two friends who said some twaddle about this ‘super-typhoon’ being an indicator of ‘global warming’. I said it wouldn’t be big enough to be rated as a normal typhoon let a super, and I said the reported damage would be about what a good storm in the area would give.
    One ‘mate ‘ is being honest and will be buying drinks on Friday, 🙂 the other has not been seen, or heard for 3 days. 😦 Umph!

  5. tchannon says:

    Tempting fate is unwise, did spot this recently. A later item gave a truer figure as-if anyone can know accurate figures at such massive scales.

    1357000000 : 1

    “Typhoon Rammasun kills one in China”

    News gone mad.

  6. ren says:

    “Scientists have found other indications of global cooling. For one thing there has been a noticeable expansion of the great belt of dry, high-altitude polar winds —the so-called circumpolar vortex—that sweep from west to east around the top and bottom of the world. Indeed it is the widening of this cap of cold air that is the immediate cause of Africa’s drought. By blocking moisture-bearing equatorial winds and preventing them from bringing rainfall to the parched sub-Sahara region, as well as other drought-ridden areas stretching all the way from Central America to the Middle East and India, the polar winds have in effect caused the Sahara and other deserts to reach farther to the south. Paradoxically, the same vortex has created quite different weather quirks in the U.S. and other temperate zones. As the winds swirl around the globe, their southerly portions undulate like the bottom of a skirt. Cold air is pulled down across the Western U.S. and warm air is swept up to the Northeast. The collision of air masses of widely differing temperatures and humidity can create violent storms—the Midwest’s recent rash of disastrous tornadoes, for example.”
    This summer the weather?