Thursday, August 03, 2006

Tropical cyclone bulletin

I took this photo and got the following from the Hong Kong Observatory:
The strong wind signal, No. 3 is in force. This means that winds with mean speeds of 41 to 62 kilometres per hour are expected. At 6 p.m., the centre of typhoon Prapiroon was estimated to be about 280 kilometres West-Southwest of Hong Kong......

Kala, the hunk from Honululu ;-), raised an interesting question yesterday. According to this wiki page, hurricane and typhoon (aka tropical cyclone) are the same thing.

p.s. see a news clip of the city under typhoon


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Comments on "Tropical cyclone bulletin"

 

Blogger Chantal said ... (August 03, 2006 7:04 PM) : 

B&W makes it look more frightening.

 

Blogger Kala said ... (August 03, 2006 7:49 PM) : 

Lisi! ur tooooo funny - but thanks for looking that up - I thought they were the same but wasn't too sure - its interesting how the name changes with respect to the dateline.

 

Blogger edwin s said ... (August 03, 2006 9:34 PM) : 

Very stark image Lisi. I can feel the force of the wind blowing the trees.

 

Anonymous karine said ... (August 04, 2006 12:27 AM) : 

brrrr...disturbing image. The black and white reinforces this feeling. Good shot though. Be prepare, stay safe, when it'll hit HK!

 

Blogger rudygiron said ... (August 04, 2006 1:45 AM) : 

Lisi, The word for Hurricane (Huracán in Spanish) was coined in Guatemala. Hurakán is a maya word which means heart of the heavens which is related to the god of gods, Storm.

Huracan in Spanish:
http://etimologias.dechile.net/?huracan

Normally you use the word hurricane when it is on the Atlantic Ocean and the word Typhoon when is the Pacific Ocean, but it is the same thing and you can use either one.

 

Blogger Kim said ... (August 04, 2006 12:40 PM) : 

Where my parents lived in the Mohave desert, they had what the locals called monsoon season. Previous to that I had only heard that term used about Asian weather patterns. This B&W is a great image of the wind force and mood.
-Kim

 

Blogger Lisi said ... (August 04, 2006 8:48 PM) : 

UPDATE: alert is off, the typhoon has landed and no longer a threat!

 

Blogger CAMEL said ... (August 07, 2006 12:15 AM) : 

hi~~nice to meet you ^^

I'm just curios about how did the shop sign of HK be steady when typhoon is coming.

 

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