The first Typhoon of the Western Pacific season is poised to make landfall on Taiwan. Taiwan’s military mobilized thousands of troops, and Premier Lin Chuan was briefed by emergency officials Wednesday.
Nepartak is now a Category 5 storm and has sustained winds of 175 mph and gusts up to 207 mph. It’s the year’s first Category 5 hurricane or typhoon anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, Colorado State University hurricane expert Phil Klotzbach said.
When Nepartak formed Sunday, it ended an all-time record storm drought in the northwest Pacific Ocean. It had been 200 days since a tropical storm or typhoon had formed in that part of the world, according to Colorado State University hurricane expert Phil Klotzbach.
That broke the previous storm-free stretch of 198 days, he said. The North Pacific is the most active ocean for tropical cyclones — hurricanes and typhoons — in the world.
Ferocious winds, drenching rain and battering waves are all likely as the storm makes landfall, weather.com reported. Typhoon warnings have been posted for portions of eastern Taiwan, the country’s Central Weather Bureau said.
The weather bureau said nearly three feet of rain could drench some parts of Taiwan. This can lead to potentially deadly flash flooding, along with mudslides and rock slides, weather.com warned.
Typhoons are the same types of storms as hurricanes. They’re called typhoons west of the International Date Line. Typhoons become Super Typhoons when their sustained winds reach 150 mph, which is equivalent to a strong Category 4 hurricane.
There are many links up for data and news reports of this massive storm.
Extreme Weather, in this day, is not always 100% natural in it’s making or steering. More imagery showing the microwave waveforms that were induced as this Super Typhoon formed. They will be added when formatted…
This is yet another example of the Future Weapons Arms Race which is the direction Warfare is headed. When it is refined in its totality, the Microwave evidence will doubtless be negated.
For your consideration…
otterwalks: 7th July 2016