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Typhoon Melor

Postby chikara » Wed 10.07.2009 12:31 am

Powerful typhoon nears Japan

I trust that all our forum members in Japan stay safe.
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Re: Typhoon Melor

Postby keatonatron » Wed 10.07.2009 12:31 am

It got cold really fast and has been raining a lot.
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Re: Typhoon Melor

Postby chikara » Wed 10.07.2009 12:35 am

keatonatron wrote:It got cold really fast and has been raining a lot.

.... dump torrential rain of 500mm on southwestern Japan over 24 hours to early Thursday ....

Raining a lot may be an understatement. Where I live our average annual rainfall is 585mm :shock:
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Re: Typhoon Melor

Postby Harisenbon » Wed 10.07.2009 1:34 am

The english name is Melor?

I thought that hurricanes were supposed to have female names?
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Re: Typhoon Melor

Postby chikara » Wed 10.07.2009 3:17 am

Harisenbon wrote:The english name is Melor?

I thought that hurricanes were supposed to have female names?

.... Melor, which means jasmine in Malay ...

Sounds pretty feminine to me :)
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Re: Typhoon Melor

Postby Harisenbon » Wed 10.07.2009 4:22 am

chikara wrote:Sounds pretty feminine to me :)


Huh.. Chalk that up to cultural insensitivity on my part then.
To me it sounds like a SF warlord or something

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Re: Typhoon Melor

Postby hyperconjugated » Wed 10.07.2009 4:40 am

Harisenbon wrote:Huh.. Chalk that up to cultural insensitivity on my part then.
To me it sounds like a SF warlord or something

MELOR! DESTROYER OF WORLDS!!!

Melor could be, like, the only one from Cthulhu Mythos with a pronounceable name.
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Re: Typhoon Melor

Postby becki_kanou » Wed 10.07.2009 7:08 am

It's starting to rain pretty heavily around here. I just got finished closing all the storm shutters, and my neighbor was kind enough to walk my dog since Rin and I are both out with a cold and hubby's not off-work 'til midnight. Hope all the other members in Japan are staying warm and toasty inside!
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Re: Typhoon Melor

Postby Infidel » Wed 10.07.2009 12:58 pm

Harisenbon wrote:The english name is Melor?

I thought that hurricanes were supposed to have female names?


They dropped the female name thing a while back. You may remember hurricane Hugo and Miami?
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Re: Typhoon Melor

Postby burstandbloom » Thu 10.08.2009 1:25 pm

I've saw it called Typhoon Number 18 here a lot. Is that right?
It rained a lot in Hirakata, but it never got real bad. Although, morning class was canceled!
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Re: Typhoon Melor

Postby keatonatron » Thu 10.08.2009 3:02 pm

It felt like kind of a dud to me, as they always do. We were promised 70 mph winds, but I don't think it ever got that bad. It was just raining really hard when I went to bed, and when I woke up the next morning there was nothing but sunny, blue skies.
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Re: Typhoon Melor

Postby NileCat » Thu 10.08.2009 3:20 pm

What time did you wake up?? I thought it was quite intense for a while in the early morning.
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Re: Typhoon Melor

Postby tōkai devotee » Thu 10.08.2009 8:07 pm

Was the typhoon more intense in the south of Japan? I've tried contacting my friends in Kyuushuu but they aren't answering. I've sent and email too (to a Keitai denwa) and so far, no reply. It's been a couple of days now, and I'm starting to worry.
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Re: Typhoon Melor

Postby chikara » Thu 10.08.2009 8:31 pm

Judging by the footage on the news last night (SBS) it was not a dud however they did say;

... The typhoon, while fierce, did not appear to have been as devastating as some had feared. ....

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Re: Typhoon Melor

Postby Oyaji » Thu 10.08.2009 8:35 pm

tokai devotee wrote:Was the typhoon more intense in the south of Japan? I've tried contacting my friends in Kyuushuu but they aren't answering. I've sent and email too (to a Keitai denwa) and so far, no reply. It's been a couple of days now, and I'm starting to worry.


The typhoon pretty much passed Kyushu by. We live inland, and though we had a bit of rain, there was really not much wind. The coast had some wind, but I haven't heard of any damage.

ETA: The natural disaster we are dealing with at the moment is "new" swine flu. Two of my sons are in bed with it now, and many of the students at their high school have been ordered to stay home (学級閉鎖), including all first year students (学年閉鎖).
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