Typhoon "Haima" slams into China, intense winds and rainstorms anticipated

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Typhoon "Haima," also known as Lawin in the Philippines, made its second landfall, over China on October 21, 2016. Intense winds were already reported in Hong Kong, as hundreds of flights were canceled. Flash flooding, landslides, power outages and infrastructural damage are expected across the affected regions. The China Meteorological Department has issued a Red Warning for Typhoon in the south-eastern provinces of China, as of October 21. The Hong Kong Observatory issued a Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal 8 while the Central Weather Bureau of Taiwan issued a Torrential Rain Advisory and an Extremely Heavy Rain Advisory in the southern and eastern counties of Taiwan.

After leaving a trail of destruction and killing at least 13 people in the northern Philippines, Typhoon "Haima" made a second landfall in eastern Guangdong, China during the midday hours of October 21 (local time). The system hit the region as a Category 1 hurricane, bringing intense winds, heavy rainfall, and a strong storm surge. 

Typhoon "Haima" was located approximately 142.6 km/h (88.6 mph) northeast of Hong Kong and moving north-northwestward at 24 km/h (14.9 mph) on October 21, 09:00 UTC, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC). The system was packing maximum sustained winds of 120.4 km/h (74.8 mph) with gusts up to 148.2 km/h (92 mph). The typhoon will rapidly erode as it interacts with the rugged terrain of eastern China, and is expected to dissipate over land over the next 24 hours.

Typhoon Haima slamming into China, October 21, 2016

Typhoon "Haima" slamming into China, October 21, 2016. Image credit: NASA/NOAA/DoD Suomi NPP/VIIRS

Typhoon Haima crossing China, October 21, 2016, 11:30 UTC

Typhoon "Haima" crossing China, October 21, 2016, 11:30 UTC. Image credit: UW-CIMSS

The coastline of southeastern Guangdong will face wind gusts of about 160 km/h (100 mph) during the afternoon of October 21, which will likely result in widespread power outages, downed trees, and infrastructural damage.

Between 125 and 250 mm (5 and 10 inches), locally more than 300 mm (12 inches) of rainfall, are expected in the eastern Guangdong. Life-threatening floods and landslides are expected, Some villages may also be left isolated, as roads and bridges could suffer severe damage. Coastal areas near and east of Haima's landfall will also experience flooding from the accompanying storm surge.

The west will be most affected by the typhoon, although high seas are expected to flood the southern Fujiana coast, as well. While Hong Kong will likely avoid the most destructive hit, between 50 and 100 mm (2 to 4 inches) of rainfall, and wind gusts around 65 km/h (40 mph) are still expected, according to Adam Fouty, an AccuWeather Meteorologist.

On the late morning of October 21 (local time), wind gusts of 65 km/h (40 mph) were already reported in Hong Kong. Financial markets were closed and hundreds of flights were canceled. Flash flooding, power outages and tree damage are expected, as heavy rainfall from the Typhoon "Sarika" have left the city vulnerable already.

As it continues to travel further inland, Haim will weaken, and become a tropical storm by the afternoon of October 22 over northern Jiangxi. The winds will still be strong enough to cause isolated power outages and tree damage northward to southern Jiangxi. Precipitation between 75 and 150 mm (3 and 6 inches) will spread from central Jiangxi to southern Jiangsu, northern Zhejiang and Shangai throughout the weekend. 

Typhoon Haima 24-hour forecast track. Image credit: JTWC

Typhoon "Haima" 24-hour forecast track. Image credit: JTWC

Typhoon Haima 24-hour forecast track and 72-hr rainfall accumulation, as observed by the GPM Core Observatory. Image credit: JTWC/Google/NASA/JAXA/GPM

Typhoon "Haima" 24-hour forecast track and 72-hr rainfall accumulation, as observed by the GPM Core Observatory. Image credit: JTWC/Google/NASA/JAXA/GPM

According to meteorologists from Westpacwx, moisture from Haima will affect Taiwan and Okinawa with showers and scattered thunderstorms on the afternoon of October 21 (local time).

The China Meteorological Department has issued a Red Warning for Typhoon in the south-eastern provinces of China, as of October 21. At the same time, the Hong Kong Observatory issued a Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal 8. The Central Weather Bureau of Taiwan issued a Torrential Rain Advisory and an Extremely Heavy Rain Advisory in the southern and eastern counties of Taiwan.

Featured image: Typhoon "Haima" slamming into China, October 21, 2016. Image credit: NASA/NOAA/DoD Suomi NPP/VIIRS

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The age of non-reasoning 1 month ago

Watcher, this wind/wave has been tapering down since around 18 will continue to do so until around 26. Weathermen has overestimated its impact after Hong Kong.
Enjoy the fall. Climate change team will scratch their heads.
I think the ONE is watching the race to the D.C.
Female runner has lost her ability to reason.
1. Deleting >30,000 email evidence under a federal subpoena is a crime.
2. The chief investigator said she was extremely careless. Then where is the line between 1 and 2? Silence. Words cannot trump reasoning. There is a reason why lawyers get paid for words.
3. Therefore, the chief investigator is no longer reasonable. He should be dismissed as well. His decision cannot be used as evidence, as he may be biased. In other words, an effect cannot be used as a cause. The decision itself cannot cause criminality. Otherwise, it is called circular reasoning. The same thing applies to due process as the process itself can be compromised. In fact, staff investigators are very upset wth their chief.
4. In ligt of the above, the female runner needs to be disqualified before it is all too late.
5. Sexual assault is one thing; An alleged one is another thing. The latter is called horse manure without evidence.
6. Consequently, a pattern of Alleged behaviors is different from a pattern of behaviors. Otherwise it is called equivocation, which is a logical brain fart. Or bait and switch.
Physical raping is one thing. Intellectual raping is another thing. Intellectual raping for a long and long time will have a very very and very powerful reaction.
7. God fearing is one thing. No God to fear is another. When one has no God to fear, one becomes God himself. But that is a problem as one human cannot create himself/herself. So they have one more "choice" left: they evolve from nature. Nature causes men. There is a big problem: Men can also cause changes to nature. Therefore, they are on the same level, which necessitates the introduction of another ONE entity above these 2. This logic 7 is like a dagger into the heart of people who believe they can make rules and change/apply them to their liking, and there is no rules above them. This is the root of human corruption.
Plato, what do you think of that?
It is not too early for the female running team to make a correction. After all, during the semi-final, the female running club rigged the race. That is why her club chairwoman resigned in disgrace.

The race can be delayed for a while. The male runner has to earn it. No free pass. This would be ONE hell of ONE lot better than insanity. Logic is a fundamental element of his creation.

Finally, we, the createes, can only play the cards we are dealt with. No matter what happens next , it is meant to be. That is the logic of non-logic.

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