Saturday, March 31, 2007

This ain't no April Fool's!

Typhoon Kong ReyWe can expect the first typhoon of 2007 this week:

West Pacific

The first tropical cyclone of the 2007 season was born in the West Pacific basin. Cyclone 01W formed at 7.5N 155.1E and is expected to move northwest. It will attain typhoon strength on reaching Saipan on Tuesday. Saipan and Guam can expect the cyclone to pass closely.
This is what NOAA says:

IN ADDITION...A TYPHOON WATCH WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED LATER TODAY FOR THE MARIANA ISLANDS. THIS INCLUDES TINIAN...SAIPAN...ROTA AND GUAM.

Edit:

The Typhoon is now Typhoon King Kong, well, OK, it is actually Typhoon Kong Rey, but in Spanish (the Chamorro word for king is "rai"), Kong Rey means King Kong...and it's coming right for us!

Click HERE for the weather.com map of the Typhoon.

The animated map makes it look like we might start getting hit by the outer bands of Typhoon King Kong later tonight. This is going to be a fun game.

3 comments:

Jake said...

i think you should go outside with your camera and shoot some video while you're tied to a palm tree ... give us up-to-the-minute as-its-happening footage so we can really see what it's like being in a pacific typhoon. include weather reports such as: it's raining! it's windy! i just pee'd my pants!! lol

joe said...

typhoons are no joke...pls. pray for safe passage...

Guido said...

Don't take risks taking pictures or videos. Will keep monitoring your blog, please update as you can.

http://journals.aol.co.uk/pharmolo/Tropical Cyclones
http://journals.aol.co.uk/pharmolo/NorthernTrip