Super Typhoon Usagi, a major threat to Hong Kong Southern China.

By: trHUrrIXC5MMX , 11:23 PM GMT on September 21, 2013

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POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS TYPHOON THREAT



Shenzhen, Guangdong is a major city in southern China which could be facing the worst of this powerful typhoon heading it's way.
This storm could be devastating for littoral areas of the province of Guangdong.

Please stay with the latest updates from your weather forecast agency

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Hong Kong - Alert Signal 3



Advisory from the Hong Kong Observatory

Here is the latest Tropical Cyclone Bulletin issued by 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 7 a.m., Severe Typhoon Usagi was estimated to be about 420 kilometres east of Hong Kong (near 21.7 degrees north 118.2 degrees east) and is forecast to move west-northwest at about 18 kilometres per hour across the northeastern part of the South China Sea and towards the vicinity of Pearl River Estuary.

In the past few hours, Usagi edged steadily towards the vicinity of the Pearl River Estuary. According to the present forecast track, there is a high chance Usagi would make landfall to the east of Hong Kong and will be closest to the territory around tonight and tomorrow morning. Winds are now generally from the north and most parts of the territory are sheltered. However as Usagi gradually edges closer to Hong Kong, local winds will strengthen gradually. The Observatory will consider issuing the tropical cyclone signal no.8 this afternoon to this evening.

The rainbands associated with Usagi are now affecting the coastal areas of eastern Guangdong. Local weather will deteriorate during the day with rough seas and heavy squally showers.

If Usagis speed of movement matches with the time of the astronomical high tide, storm surge induced by Usagi may still lead to flooding in low-lying areas overnight. The public should be on the alert, and take precautions against strong winds and flooding as early as possible.

In the past hour, the maximum sustained winds recorded at Tate's Cairn were 47 kilometres per hour with maximum gusts 58 kilometres per hour.

(Precautionary Announcements with No. 3 Signal)

1. Since seas are rough and there are swells, you are advised to stay away from the shoreline and not to engage in water sports.

2. You are advised not to delay in taking all precautions to protect your home or property. Make sure now that all loose objects are secure. Porch furniture, flower pots and other objects likely to be blown away should be taken indoors. Check again and make sure all windows and doors can be securely locked.

3. Storm water drains should be cleared of leaves and rubbish, this applies particularly to dwellers in low-lying areas.

4. Flights at Hong Kong International Airport may be affected by the weather. Please contact your airline for the latest flight information before departing for the airport.

5. Engineers, architects and contractors are again reminded that all scaffoldings, hoardings and temporary buildings should be secured.

6. Small craft owners should now complete arrangements for the safety of their boats.

7. Fishing vessels not yet in typhoon shelters should seek shelter without delay. Check again that all deck fittings are firmly fastened. If available, heavy anchors should be prepared and used in addition to regular anchors.

8. Listen to radio, watch TV or browse the Hong Kong Observatory's web site for information on the tropical cyclone.



Hong Kong right now is at the top for the worst of Usagi, you guys need to take some serious preparations for this storm.
Expect winds over 90 mph and heavy rainfall. Coastal Flooding from big waves.
Widespread power outages likely.
Evacuate or find shelter somewhere secured enough.

Please stay with the latest updates from your weather forecast agency!


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Panoramic view of Hong Kong


Dawn is currently breaking across China... current time in Hong Kong is 7:10 AM HKT (7:10 PM New York time)

Today is the day of the typhoon to strike over in your area, PLEASE PREPARE!


Maoming and Zhanjiang are two other cities further west but on the storm's path. Expect lower impacts, no significant threat for you. Usagi should arrive by as tropical storm.

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SPECIAL NOTE: If you visit my blog from anywhere in China or Hong Kong, this information is for you. I'd like to know some Chinese to be more direct to you there but sadly I don't speak your language. I've only know very few words...

Im visiting Hong Kong in the future years... I've been told you guys are very polite.

Please take care of yourself, Im caring to make you aware of this!

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84. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
1:26 AM GMT on September 24, 2013
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83. trHUrrIXC5MMX
11:43 PM GMT on September 23, 2013
Quoting 82. BaltimoreBrian:
The apostrohpe should have been in there. The anagram was incomplete. I spent a while trying to figure out words including 'season' in them. Then came up with resonaters. Which is not spelled correctly.


lol Brian... its good you tried
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82. BaltimoreBrian
11:23 PM GMT on September 23, 2013
The apostrohpe should have been in there. The anagram was incomplete. I spent a while trying to figure out words including 'season' in them. Then came up with resonaters. Which is not spelled correctly.
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81. trHUrrIXC5MMX
5:18 PM GMT on September 23, 2013
Quoting 79. SPLbeater:


Nooooooooooooooooooo.....where has summer gone! :( Im not ready for the cool air.

Adios Adios
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80. SPLbeater
4:42 PM GMT on September 23, 2013
Quoting 77. trHUrrIXC5MMX:
US National Weather Service New York NY

You guys ready for the answers to the Fall Word Scramble? Let us know which one stumped you, #7 stumped a couple of the forecasters here tonight. Also, what's your favorite thing about fall?

1) equinox
2) frost (if you thought trofs, well that wouldn't have been much work for you, and it's spelled troughs : P
3) autumn
4) longer nights
5) first snowflakes
6) chilly
7) NOR'EASTERS (putting the apostrohpe in would just give it away!)
fall foliage
9) windy
10) rainy days

and the bonus: chlorophyll...perhaps I should have left out leaves in the hint : )

#7 lol


#5 got me. I figured the others out, including the bonus, but not that one.
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79. SPLbeater
4:41 PM GMT on September 23, 2013
Quoting 53. trHUrrIXC5MMX:
bye summer!!!



Nooooooooooooooooooo.....where has summer gone! :( Im not ready for the cool air.
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78. trHUrrIXC5MMX
5:24 AM GMT on September 23, 2013
Quoting 75. Astrometeor:
The bonus is chlorophyll. And, it's actually the lack of the green chlorophyll, the yellow and orange and red colors are other variations of the photosynthetic material, major difference is how much food the various versions create for the plant.


thanks for um your explanation, mind figuring out the rest?
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77. trHUrrIXC5MMX
5:23 AM GMT on September 23, 2013
US National Weather Service New York NY

You guys ready for the answers to the Fall Word Scramble? Let us know which one stumped you, #7 stumped a couple of the forecasters here tonight. Also, what's your favorite thing about fall?

1) equinox
2) frost (if you thought trofs, well that wouldn't have been much work for you, and it's spelled troughs : P
3) autumn
4) longer nights
5) first snowflakes
6) chilly
7) NOR'EASTERS (putting the apostrohpe in would just give it away!)
fall foliage
9) windy
10) rainy days

and the bonus: chlorophyll...perhaps I should have left out leaves in the hint : )

#7 lol
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76. BaltimoreBrian
2:22 AM GMT on September 23, 2013
so far figured out all but #7

Resonaters? That can't be right. Time for bed!
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75. Astrometeor
1:11 AM GMT on September 23, 2013
The bonus is chlorophyll. And, it's actually the lack of the green chlorophyll, the yellow and orange and red colors are other variations of the photosynthetic material, major difference is how much food the various versions create for the plant.
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74. trHUrrIXC5MMX
12:28 AM GMT on September 23, 2013
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73. Astrometeor
12:09 AM GMT on September 23, 2013
Quoting 72. trHUrrIXC5MMX:
Im off to read...be back later


Ok Max. Check your e-mail when you get back.
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72. trHUrrIXC5MMX
12:05 AM GMT on September 23, 2013
Im off to read...be back later
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71. Astrometeor
11:48 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 70. trHUrrIXC5MMX:
wow, that map loco was just updated...

I have never gotten so many visits in my blog ever from so many counties!! I'm surprised


Quoting 69. trHUrrIXC5MMX:
Thanks a lot to the visitors coming from Guangdong and Hong Kong, China
Over 100 visits from you guys

very appreciated!


Woah. That's impressive. And I remember when you were complaining about a lack of visitors, lol.
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70. trHUrrIXC5MMX
11:34 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
wow, that map loco was just updated...

I have never gotten so many visits in my blog ever from so many counties!! I'm surprised
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69. trHUrrIXC5MMX
11:29 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Thanks a lot to the visitors coming from Guangdong and Hong Kong, China
Over 100 visits from you guys

very appreciated!
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68. Astrometeor
11:06 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 67. trHUrrIXC5MMX:


can't, they are way far from your "little box"


:(

I'll send you the e-mail then.
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67. trHUrrIXC5MMX
11:05 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 66. Astrometeor:


What are they?


can't, they are way far from your "little box"
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66. Astrometeor
11:04 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 65. trHUrrIXC5MMX:


you are asking because you feel the apocalyptic consequences...


What are they?
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65. trHUrrIXC5MMX
11:01 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 64. Astrometeor:


K. Check your e-mail in a few. But first tell me, what would happen if I pushed you over your point?


you are asking because you feel the apocalyptic consequences...
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64. Astrometeor
10:59 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 63. trHUrrIXC5MMX:


one more push... just a bit more it's all I need


K. Check your e-mail in a few. But first tell me, what would happen if I pushed you over your point?
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63. trHUrrIXC5MMX
10:59 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 61. Astrometeor:


I am tempting you, eh?

Hmm, maybe I shouldn't ask you what I am thinking here on the blog, it could just tip you past your "point".


one more push... just a bit more it's all I need
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62. trHUrrIXC5MMX
10:58 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 60. Astrometeor:


This post is interesting in a way. 4-step process here:

1. I tell Max that he isn't normal, which is a subtle, yet obvious insult/jab at Max.

2. If Max however insisted that he is indeed normal, I would then ask for the definition of the word, such that I could stay away from it, characterizing the word as hideous.

3. Using the communicative property more commonly found in mathematica, the structure follows as thus: Max says he is normal plus I say normal is hideous, which equals to Max being hideous. Another jab (albeit playful) towards Max.

4. Therefore, I strategically insulted Max from both sides, leaving no adequate room for his escape.

Note: All this talk between me and him should be viewed as mere playful chatter of two close friends, not anything sinister or cruel.


alright... cool bro
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61. Astrometeor
10:57 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 59. trHUrrIXC5MMX:


don't go there, you are badly tempting me


I am tempting you, eh?

Hmm, maybe I shouldn't ask you what I am thinking here on the blog, it could just tip you past your "point".
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60. Astrometeor
10:56 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 57. Astrometeor:


Max. I shall say this in the nicest way possible.

You can't include yourself in the "normal" category, ok?

Otherwise, I was going to ask you to define "normal", such that I can stay away from the hideous nature of that description.


This post is interesting in a way. 4-step process here:

1. I tell Max that he isn't normal, which is a subtle, yet obvious insult/jab at Max.

2. If Max however insisted that he is indeed normal, I would then ask for the definition of the word, such that I could stay away from it, characterizing the word as hideous.

3. Using the communicative property more commonly found in mathematica, the structure follows as thus: Max says he is normal plus I say normal is hideous, which equals to Max being hideous. Another jab (albeit playful) towards Max.

4. Therefore, I strategically insulted Max from both sides, leaving no adequate room for his escape.

Note: All this talk between me and him should be viewed as mere playful chatter of two close friends, not anything sinister or cruel.
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59. trHUrrIXC5MMX
10:49 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 57. Astrometeor:


Max. I shall say this in the nicest way possible.

You can't include yourself in the "normal" category, ok?

Otherwise, I was going to ask you to define "normal", such that I can stay away from the hideous nature of that description.


don't go there, you are badly tempting me
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58. trHUrrIXC5MMX
10:48 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 56. Astrometeor:


I believe you mean another word than "matches", but maybe you actually scream that in real life, who knows.

What do you want me to do to fix my "problem"?


perhaps use the spelling error detector... no? ok
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57. Astrometeor
10:48 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 55. trHUrrIXC5MMX:


you're the only one to know your Astrometeorlogical calendar...

we, the normal people know it begins today!


Max. I shall say this in the nicest way possible.

You can't include yourself in the "normal" category, ok?

Otherwise, I was going to ask you to define "normal", such that I can stay away from the hideous nature of that description.
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56. Astrometeor
10:46 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 48. trHUrrIXC5MMX:


GET-OUTTA-THE-MATCHES-BOX!

seriously!


I believe you mean another word than "matches", but maybe you actually scream that in real life, who knows.

What do you want me to do to fix my "problem"?
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55. trHUrrIXC5MMX
10:45 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 54. Astrometeor:
Technically speaking, autumn began 22 days ago.


you're the only one to know your Astrometeorlogical calendar...

we, the normal people know it begins today!
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54. Astrometeor
10:43 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Technically speaking, autumn began 22 days ago.
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53. trHUrrIXC5MMX
10:42 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
bye summer!!!

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52. trHUrrIXC5MMX
10:41 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 51. Astrometeor:


Yup, I never know what kind of conversation I will have with Max when I log in to WU every night.



;)

I agree on that

yeap,

I always win
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51. Astrometeor
10:39 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 49. MAweatherboy1:
Max and Astro, you two surely have some interesting discussions here (and on Astro's blog)... lol.


Yup, I never know what kind of conversation I will have with Max when I log in to WU every night.

Quoting 50. trHUrrIXC5MMX:


as always... Astro and I always argue, and he usually wins.


;)

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50. trHUrrIXC5MMX
10:36 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 49. MAweatherboy1:
Max and Astro, you two surely have some interesting discussions here (and on Astro's blog)... lol.


as always... Astro and I always argue, especially him.
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49. MAweatherboy1
10:35 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Max and Astro, you two surely have some interesting discussions here (and on Astro's blog)... lol.
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48. trHUrrIXC5MMX
10:35 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 47. Astrometeor:


scanner?

I am seriously not getting all of these random references, Max.


GET-OUTTA-THE-MATCHES-BOX!

seriously!
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47. Astrometeor
10:33 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 46. trHUrrIXC5MMX:


ok scanner, it's ok


scanner?

I am seriously not getting all of these random references, Max.
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46. trHUrrIXC5MMX
9:41 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 45. Astrometeor:


Ok...but I've seen you tag other images with the "I did not modify" statement, too.


ok scanner, it's ok
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45. Astrometeor
8:40 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 39. trHUrrIXC5MMX:


I just wanted to make that clear.

This is the first avatar I have... unlike the others I photoshopped.


Ok...but I've seen you tag other images with the "I did not modify" statement, too.
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44. trHUrrIXC5MMX
8:17 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
I wound not be doing that you guys



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43. trHUrrIXC5MMX
8:11 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Covering windows is a terrible idea, just FYI

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42. trHUrrIXC5MMX
8:10 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Guangdong Province, China

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41. trHUrrIXC5MMX
8:09 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong


HONG KONG — A powerful typhoon headed towards the southern Chinese city of Hong Kong, one of the most densely populated cities on Earth, on Sunday amid warnings of severe flooding as well as strong winds in the event of a direct hit.
Typhoon Usagi, the strongest storm to hit the Western Pacific this year, began pounding the Asian financial center late on Sunday.

Over 370 flights were cancelled in the city, while residents rushed home ahead of what weathermen warned could be the strongest hit by a typhoon in years.

The No. 8 signal warning was hoisted as winds intensified and the famous harbor churned with waves.
The storm, which killed two people in the Philippines, was expected to buffet the city through Monday, possibly closing financial markets and the stock exchange.

The storm has weakened from "super" typhoon status but winds of over 100 miles per hour were expected.

China's National Meteorological Centre issued its highest alert, with more than 80,000 people moved to safety in Fujian province and authorities deploying at least 50,000 disaster-relief workers, the state Xinhua news agency reported.

Already, in coastal Fujian, the storm had taken out three major power lines, cutting off electricity supply to about 170,000 households, Xinhua added.
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40. trHUrrIXC5MMX
8:05 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Possible storm forming NE of Bahamas and in the Epac by 108 hours

GFS
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39. trHUrrIXC5MMX
7:30 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 38. Astrometeor:


Why do you have to add that last part? I have never accused you of modifying anything.


I just wanted to make that clear.

This is the first avatar I have... unlike the others I photoshopped.
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38. Astrometeor
7:26 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 36. trHUrrIXC5MMX:


I wanted to come up with a new one, I've been with this one for over 2 months

It's art Astro, something natural. I did not modify that image.


Why do you have to add that last part? I have never accused you of modifying anything.
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37. trHUrrIXC5MMX
7:19 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 32. SPLbeater:


He did know about it, was worried about the wind damage. Far enough from ocean to be protected from surge, but their roof has leaked before, so heavy rainfall is probably causing them some grief right now. Atleast the worst may be over.


do you know anything about him now

the storm made landfall this morning east of Hong Kong
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36. trHUrrIXC5MMX
7:18 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 35. Astrometeor:


You're welcome ma'am.

What's up with the new avatar?


I wanted to come up with a new one, I've been with this one for over 2 months

It's art Astro, something natural. I did not modify that image.
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35. Astrometeor
7:04 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 34. trHUrrIXC5MMX:


thanks for bringing that up
(rolling eyes)


You're welcome ma'am.

What's up with the new avatar?
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34. trHUrrIXC5MMX
7:03 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 33. Astrometeor:


10 seconds. I read about it several months ago doing my own research on the storm.


thanks for bringing that up
(rolling eyes)
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