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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

WTF??!!

A typhoon (hurricane) in November???????

I'm scheduled to fly out on Friday just after noon. And now THIS mofo is sitting out there.

In its latest advisory, the JTWC has favored a track towards South China near Hong Kong, Macau, and Guangzhou; landfall is suggested for Friday, local time.

TYPHOON (TY) 22W (CIMARON), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 270 NM SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF HONG KONG, HAS TRACKED NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD AT 04 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS.

Yes, that's correct. It's south-southeast and is moving north-northwest. I'm sitting on the coast where you see a sort of ^ indentation, just to the right of that.

I know it's selfish of me to be worried about my trip when storms like this cause such havoc and devastation, but excuse me while I express myself.....*&^%$#@+&^%*


Update (Wednesday afternoon):

CIMARON HAS TRACKED WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 04 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS .

Well at least WNW is better than NNW or NW but it still doesn't seem to have chosen its path yet.


Update (Wednesday night):

MOVEMENT PAST SIX HOURS - 360 DEGREES AT 01 KTS

Basically it's just sitting there


Update (Thursday morning):

MOVEMENT PAST 12 HOURS - 045 DEGREES AT 01 KTS

The JTWC is still going with a path towards southern China. But the starting point for the forecast track is necessarily farther east. Once again, forecasters at the JTWC have acknowledged that there are at least two likely solutions to the problem of Cimaron and its ultimate destination. Another path is for the stalled typhoon to loiter over the open South China Sea, ultimately getting squeezed toward the southwest by high pressure building over China. There is a small possibility of Cimaron heading northeastwards and it may become a weakening storm buffeted and broken by shearing winds, including a drift toward the west and south -- over the South China Sea for at least a few days to come.

There it still sits, no matter what, it's too far away to ground my plane now - Girls the dance worked!!!! THANK YOU!!!!


Final Update (Thursday evening) - No threat to my travel plans. I'll be going home soon to pack, and to primp and preen .... and hopefully get a good night's sleep.

7 comments:

Sunny Delight said...

THERE WILL BE NO HURRICANE STOPPING YOU....repeat as necessary.....and also....

stand up..face the north...face the south...bend over and shake your ...umm....at the sea....then jump up and down 5 times...whirl around like a dervish....then shout boo rah boo 3 times....THE NO HURRICANES DANCE....

*vbs*

Fiona said...

assumes the position and...

faces north...faces south...bends over and shakes my (hell all of it, I'm not taking any chances)....at the sea (luckily yes I can see it from my office)....jumps up and down 5 times...whirls around like a dervish (several times)....then shouts boo rah boo, boo rah boo, boo rah boo

Everyone is staring at me but I don't care....you said this would work Sunny!!!!

Darn, all that shaking and jumping and whirling has made me dizzy!!!

Miranda said...

Stands up ...faces noth, faces south,....bends and over and shakes along with Sunny and Fiona. Lol.

Hang in there, we were suppose to go to New orleans on Sep 17 last year, yeah well that was cancelled. So we figured, we'd just stick around Texas...yeah...turns out we spent NINE hours evacuating to get two hours away.
I bet if I'd of known that dance it would of dissappeared.

Fiona said...

hahahahahaha Miranda - the power of 3!!!!

I think Sunny has something powerful here, the hurricane seems to be going around in a tiny circle right now.

Nooj said...

Damn so that was what you were doing woman, from the corner of ma eyes i could see Fi shaking her booties but tis was just fun watching her!! LOL

Oh people what a sight it was!! LOL

Fiona said...

In the words of KC and the Sunshine band...

Shake shake shake.....shake shake shake....shake your booty...shake your booty!!!

The trouble with shaking my booty too much is that I risk perpetual motion setting in!!!

Hey whatever....it worked so well that damn storm doesn't know WHERE to go *L*

Miranda said...

I think all of the southern states should dance on a regular basis.

Im glad that Your travel plans will be ok. YAY!

 

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