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A Violent 'Super Typhoon' Is Due To Hit Japan And South Korea This Weekend ("Sanba")
TBI ^ | 9-14-2012 | Joshua Berlinger

Posted on 09/14/2012 2:52:46 PM PDT by blam

A Violent 'Super Typhoon' Is Due To Hit Japan And South Korea This Weekend

Joshua Berlinger
Sep. 14, 2012, 3:35 PM

A violent super typhoon in the North Indian Ocean, named "Sanba" has begun to pick up steam and could start to affect residents of Japan and South Korea as early as Saturday morning.

Winds have climbed up to 178 mph, which would make it the equivalent of powerful category 5 Hurricane, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

One resident said gusts were nearing 222 mph.

Sanba is currently being tracked traveling north, and if it continues onwards, it could be headed on a collision course with Okinawa, Japan.

The island has a population of 1.3 million.

AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Eric Wanenchak said "it will be a life-threatening situation for the Ryukyu Islands of Japan with winds in excess of 100 mph. The worst case scenario for Okinawa is winds of 120-140 mph."

Only one typhoon in the past 10 years has had a lower pressure drop than Sanba, according to AccuWeather.

The potential path of Sanba

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: japan; southkorea; typhoon; weather

1 posted on 09/14/2012 2:52:51 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

HO-LEE-SH**!! That’s a whopper.

Any Freepers in Okinawa and Korea, better be ready to batten down the hatches! Looks like this big momma is heading your way.


2 posted on 09/14/2012 2:55:54 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: blam

BFLR Bookmark for later read.


3 posted on 09/14/2012 2:56:55 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: blam

North Indian Ocean? Looks like the Pacific to me.


4 posted on 09/14/2012 2:57:30 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: blam

That is a monster of a storm. Hoping for the best for all in the path. At that windspeed and current path, I feel also for the people of North Korea..I’m afraid their current government won’t even let them know it is coming..


5 posted on 09/14/2012 2:57:48 PM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Maximum wave height 53 feet! Wow!


6 posted on 09/14/2012 2:59:51 PM PDT by CodeToad (Be Prepared...They Are.)
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To: blam
A violent super typhoon in the North Indian Ocean, named "Sanba"

I'm guessing this is a mistake. I think they meant North Pacific Ocean. That is what the diagram shows.

7 posted on 09/14/2012 3:00:03 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: blam
Two of the most important economies in the world....
8 posted on 09/14/2012 3:02:04 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama's Reelected Imagine The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: blam

.......................A violent super typhoon in the North Indian Ocean.....................

North Indian Ocean???? Seems to me that it has been headed northwest within the Pacific Ocean!

Good luck everyone!


9 posted on 09/14/2012 3:03:08 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: blam

Looks like it’s going to miss Japan, but those things are just barely predictable.


10 posted on 09/14/2012 3:03:08 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: blam

Weather Underground says the storm has weakened to 145 MPH, still a strong storm though.


11 posted on 09/14/2012 3:06:07 PM PDT by ScottfromNJ
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To: 17th Miss Regt
I think they meant North Pacific Ocean

IIRC the easternmost section of the Indian Ocean is a good deal west of the Korean Peninsula.One thing that just occurred to me is that if it hits *North* Korea with 170mph winds it will *destroy* the few signs of modern civilization they now have.If it's as bad as predicted this could be very,*very* bad.

12 posted on 09/14/2012 3:07:01 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama's Reelected Imagine The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: blam

Coming directly over us here in Kyushu .


13 posted on 09/14/2012 3:07:12 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: blam

Wowzers!!! Thats dam near the strength of a tornado the size of a typhoon.

That tidal surge will be worse than a tsunami.


14 posted on 09/14/2012 3:10:12 PM PDT by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: sushiman; NautiNurse
"Coming directly over us here in Kyushu ."

Stay Safe My Friend.

I'm in 'hurricane alley' and I know your situation

15 posted on 09/14/2012 3:10:43 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

I was on Okinawa for a Super Typhoon in 1980. The thing lasted three full days.


16 posted on 09/14/2012 3:13:02 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: CodeToad

Oh, man. This is gonna be a bad one. The worst thing I have to worry about is snow and ice during the month of January.

Well, my thoughts and prayers with any Freepers in the part of the world. Stay safe.


17 posted on 09/14/2012 3:19:31 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
Looks like we're defintely gonna get hit down here in Kyushu .
18 posted on 09/14/2012 3:26:10 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
I lived in Okinawa for 11 years, total.

This is the second huge typhoon for them in a few weeks time.

Luckily, most of the housing is built to withstand these big storms.

I miss that place.

19 posted on 09/14/2012 3:39:33 PM PDT by Washi (The secret ingredient in a Chick-Fil-A sandwich is liberal outrage. Delicious.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; sushiman

Prayers being said for you folks. Stay dry!!


20 posted on 09/14/2012 3:43:49 PM PDT by miele man
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To: blam

Stationed there once,that island ain’t gonna faze this storm.


21 posted on 09/14/2012 3:50:07 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes
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To: CodeToad

We were stationed above Naha,only 2 miles wide from what I remember


22 posted on 09/14/2012 4:05:45 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes
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To: silentreignofheroes

I once lived on a 1.2 square mile island that was only 6 feet above high tide. A simple tropical storm would wash over the place. I can’t imagine staying put when 50 feet of surf is coming.


23 posted on 09/14/2012 4:28:57 PM PDT by CodeToad (Be Prepared...They Are.)
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To: blam
Having spent some time on Okinawa only one thing comes to my mind:

TYPHOON HASH!!!!!

Grab your bags and get off the base before they lock it down!!!!!

24 posted on 09/14/2012 4:32:38 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: CodeToad

1.2 miles sq mile island I could’nt imagine.Where we(Wife,I and the youngins)were was 2 miles wide,,,this reminds me of an old Black and White Movie(can’t think of the name)where folks tie themselves in trees.This is a bad storm for these folks


25 posted on 09/14/2012 4:50:22 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes
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To: sushiman

Stay safe, infidel.


26 posted on 09/14/2012 5:00:02 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: abb; abbi_normal_2; aberaussie; abner; AbsoluteGrace; alancarp; Alas Babylon!; Alia; ...
Typhoon Sanba threatens U.S. interests in Okinawa and South Korea.
Sustained winds ~145 mph, gusts ~175 mph, wave height 50ft.


On/Off Hurricane List Mash Here-->

27 posted on 09/14/2012 8:28:04 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Barack Obama--you are the weakest link. Goodbye!)
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To: NautiNurse

Will it pass near the reactors?


28 posted on 09/14/2012 8:44:24 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: blam

Will dog still be available for purchase at the local grocery stores and restaurants in S. Korea after the storm passes?


29 posted on 09/14/2012 8:50:15 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Ingtar

Nope... shouldn’t you be tracking down fades?


30 posted on 09/14/2012 8:50:23 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Ingtar

Got map?


31 posted on 09/14/2012 8:57:15 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Barack Obama--you are the weakest link. Goodbye!)
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To: Washi
I miss that place.

I was an Army brat in Oki for three years during the mid-sixties. I still miss the place. Best three years of my life.

32 posted on 09/14/2012 9:21:59 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: NautiNurse

Different map than I saw earlier. I should have looked instead of posting from your ping. :)


33 posted on 09/14/2012 9:25:18 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Mmogamer

Not any fades here waiting for the Horn to be blown. I figure that will be in January.


34 posted on 09/14/2012 9:26:33 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Ingtar

I kinda hate that it will be over,, 20 years of my life heh.


35 posted on 09/14/2012 10:53:10 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: sushiman

stay safe, my ex-pat friend. It is definitly missing us on the main island, but we will be getting a thunderstorm out of it... at least it will keep the mosquitoes away for a couple of days ;)

Keep in touch with us so we all know you are ok :^)


36 posted on 09/15/2012 4:38:06 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Hope for Conservative push in the next 2-4 years..........)
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To: NautiNurse

I wonder what the water temps are in advance of the storm?


37 posted on 09/15/2012 5:14:37 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

ping


38 posted on 09/15/2012 5:57:49 AM PDT by GOPJ (first they came for those clinging to their guns and religion, and I did not speak out....)
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To: blam

looking at Okinawa webcams - it looks pretty bad but the cams are still operational

Okinawa looks to be right in front of the eye wall right now


39 posted on 09/15/2012 2:12:49 PM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (we are so screwed - ^_^)
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To: NautiNurse
God Bless them

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40 posted on 09/16/2012 5:48:34 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: blam; Elle Bee
Good news...

Tropical Storm 17W (Sanba), # 27: Area IV all clear; Okinawa by the numbers

By Dave Ornauer
Published: September 17, 2012

4:45 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17, Korea time: Joint Typhoon Warning Center issued its final warning for now-downgraded Tropical Storm Sanba at 6 p.m. Officials in Area IV have said they are resetting everything. Roads now are open and the all-clear was sounded at 5 p.m.

By the numbers for Okinawa and Daegu:

-- 48,700 homes lost power through the storm's peak, 6 a.m. Sunday, when peak 69-mph sustained winds and 123-mph gusts occurred. Not as bad as PST advertised last week, but still quite trifling.
-- All told, 7 inches of rain fell on Okinawa, 18th Wing Weather Flight officials said.
-- All-Nippon Airways lost 56 flights affecting 9,500 passengers. Japan Air Lines had 34 flights canceled, stranding 8,520 passengers. Japan Transocean Air had 76 flights by the boards, with 8,157 passengers affected. Sky Mark lost 53 flights, delaying 6,800 passengers. Solaseed Air lost 10 flights, with 1,700 passengers affected.
-- Two were slightly injured in the Nago-Ginoza area near Camp Schwab. More than 370 homes were flooded, most in the north part of the island, according to Okinawa's crisis management office.
-- Okuma Recreation Area will not open nor accept reservations until Thursday due to typhoon damage.
-- Public affairs officials said 7 inches of rain fell in Daegu-Area IV.

Pacific Storm Tracker signing off ... for now.

41 posted on 09/17/2012 7:03:10 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Barack Obama--you are the weakest link. Goodbye!)
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To: NautiNurse

Thanks NN.


42 posted on 09/17/2012 7:18:59 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

OK, please educate me ... what is the difference between — A HURRICANE, A TYPHOON, and a CYCLONE?


44 posted on 09/20/2012 12:12:38 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: blam; Travis McGee; 2ndDivisionVet; Texas Fossil; NormsRevenge; M. Espinola

OK, please educate me ... what is the difference between — A HURRICANE, A TYPHOON, and a CYCLONE?

And which one should we fear more?


45 posted on 09/20/2012 12:17:29 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

All the same, IIRC, just referred to differently based on geography or some such.


46 posted on 09/20/2012 12:20:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Excerpt: Typhoons, hurricanes and tropical cyclones are three different region specific names for the same kind of storm system. In short, they are one and the same phenomenon, although varying in intensity according to the place of origin and conditions.

So, a tropical cyclone a.k.a. typhoon, a.k.a. Hurricane is a peculiar storm system, which has a warm low pressure center, with an army of thunderstorms around it. They have their origin near the equator, around 10 degrees away from it, in the sea. End Excerpt.

I think the hurricane rotates counterclockwise and is in the northern hemisphere and a typhoon rotates clockwise and is in the southern hemisphere. Not sure about cyclones.


47 posted on 09/20/2012 12:30:33 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (Vote for Paul Ryan 2012...... oh, and that other guy running on his ticket that's not Obama.)
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To: blam

Wow, that path couldn’t have targeted Okinawa and Korea any better. amazing how refined weather control is these days. ;-)

I went thru a 110 mph typhoon thing in ‘74 on the Rock....


48 posted on 09/20/2012 3:07:37 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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