Thursday, May 26, 2011

Typhoon Songda Will Make My Weekend A Wet One

The weather guys say this Super Typhoon will hit Okinawa, Japan this weekend.  I'm ready, baby!

 This is what super typhoons look like from space. Just in case you're ever up there looking down.

This photo is not Typhoon Songda.  I haven't been able to snatch you a good one, yet. I'm using an old one I borrowed from Encyclopedia Britannica awhile back.  They haven't complained, as far as I can tell.

Knowing lots of people check my blog because they have friends or family living on the islands of Okinawa, I figured I'd better see what I can find to keep you informed.  There are some fairly horrible sources for up to date information on the internet and I know how frustrating it can be when you want to know what's happening as disasters strike around the globe.

We are expecting some winds and rain, a little more than normal.  So, I went up on the roof of my house, where I have a garden, and tied the stuff down that I don't want blowing away.  

And the stuff I want to blow away, I left untied.  Hah !

Americans living over here, who work on the bases, have a long weekend holiday, Memorial Day, I think they call it. Anyway, I just saw a crowd of them stocking up on booze at a package store.

So, I told them, it's probably not a good idea to plan a party anywhere near the beach.

Right now, the weather doesn't look too bad. It's partly sunny/cloudy and partly sprinkling invisible rain.  

Here's the best link I've found, so far THE ACCUWEATHER GUY a self-confessed Expert Senior Meterologist.  

Does that sound like the kind of guy who would lie to you?

From all the research I've done, so far today, I'd have to say he seems to have it figured out better than a lot of the other weather gurus.  Hopefully, he keeps things updated. 

UPDATE: JAPAN METEROLOGICAL AGENCY HAS MAPS AND CURRENT INFORMATION.
CLICK ON THE BUTTONS, REFRESH YOUR COMPUTER AND FIND ALL SORTS OF GOODIES ABOUT TYPHOON SONGDA.  IT'S NOT TOO BAD, SO FAR.  SORTA BORING.

If and when, it ever decides to put on a good show for me, I'll be out there shooting some photos for you.  That's as long as I don't fall asleep waiting !


My new camera, I ordered because Willie Nelson hasn't come through, yet is here and I'm figuring out all the controls, now.  

If that Super Typhoon named Songda decides to blow over Okinawa, I'll see if I can snatch a couple of photos to show you what it looks like from down here on earth.




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4 comments:

Ryan said...

So you've tied down the stuff you don't want blowing away, does that include the good lady?....or not. Stay safe mate.

RyukyuMike said...

Ryan,
Well, she's probably smart nuf to stay in the house but, most of the junk that didn't get tied down is hers!

LadyE said...

Stay safe Mike. I hear it's going to hit Korea as well. I'm now in Chiang Mai, so hopefully it won't reach this far.

What kind of a camera did you buy?

RyukyuMike said...

LadyE,
Whoa, we gotta get you outa Canada, gal. This typhoon was months ago.

The new camera (Latest) is a Canon G12. Awhile back I got a new Pentax K5, too. Hurry home !