Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Storms

Our gale appears to be over. The ferry, officially cancelled, sailed out of the bay half an hour ago, and apart from heavy showers, the weather has quietened down quite a bit. The showers look set to continue, with a decidedly rashy look to the satellite picture this afternoon.

What has far from quietened down is the latest typhoon. Nida, located west of Guam, has intensified explosively from 65 knots yesterday at this time (3pm GMT) to 150 knots today - 85 knots in 24 hours is extremely fast. That equates to a category V hurricane with sustained winds of 175 mph, gusting to 210 mph. I don't want to be there. Nida will strengthen even more as all the components needed for this scenario (warm ocean waters and no windshear (no difference in windspeeds up and down the atmosphere)) are in place. Fortunately, this supertyphoon is not threatening any land.

4 comments:

  1. My gosh that is a strong storm! I wouldn't want to be there either. Glad to hear it's not by any land :)
    Happy Thanksgiving,
    Gayla

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  2. Saw some really disturbing pix of flood victims a bit ago, glad it's over. This Nida is as fascinating as it could've been destructive to human habitation. Thanks for info.

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  3. ....and do you celebrate this time of year? I know about Hogmanay near our Christmas, but in case you're feeling grateful, don't eat a turkey, feed one lol. GLAYVA!

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  4. Love the header picture! If you were here, we'd invite you to our Thanksgiving dinner. Linda in Washington state

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