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This storm has just drawn the low pressure system that was forming off the Visayas into it. At the same time this has pulled the main eye slowly south. I am not so sure the NW turn is going to happen as quick as some think it might. If not it is going to pile into central Luzon maybe over south side of NCR. 

We have just stocked up on drinking water, rice, eggs etc and will do the normal weekly shop Thursday. Thursday night I will start to fill the emergency water containers for washing us and clothing if needed. Not to self, MUST add candles to Thursday shop. Then on Friday if storm direction is unchanged, get around the outside and start putting tables and chairs etc indoors. MIL flowerpots are coming inside or they will be missiles for the windows. She is already sulking!!

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This is very low-rent; please don't laugh. Got a tremendous number of those empty 15-peso disposable plastic lighters with the little flashlights. In the dark, you put each one next to a glass of

I do agree that complacency is dangerous... I am thinking that the majority of the PI dodged the bullet with this one. If this had tracked just a few degrees south this would have caused massive devas

Typhoon Mangkhut hit us Monday here on Guam. Sustained winds 110-115 mph. Lots of rain. Neighbors mango tree fell onto our feeder line for power between pole and our house.  Also the weight from the t

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3 hours ago, MickyG said:

I am not so sure the NW turn is going to happen as quick as some think it might

Agreed.

BTW, here's a sunset shot. This thing is a beast...

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Read a report that the winds at the eye wall may reach 250MPH...that's incredible!

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8 minutes ago, Dafey said:

Read a report that the winds at the eye wall may reach 250MPH...that's incredible!

Right now, they are at 156 kph,  which is about 100 mph.

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Just now, Headshot said:

Right now, they are at 156 kph,  which is about 100 mph.

Find some more current information. This storm is intensifying by the hour.

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It just clocked in at 156 knots. This may be what you are thinking of. Knots and kilometers per hour are very different, Please consult Wikipedia.

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6 minutes ago, BossHog said:

It just clocked in at 156 knots. This may be what you are thinking of. Knots and kilometers per hour are very different, Please consult Wikipedia.

Got it, It read 156 km/h. My mistake if that is knots. It is now reading 159 km/h

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22 minutes ago, BossHog said:

It just clocked in at 156 knots.

That's just shy of 180MPH !!!

Hold onto your wigs!

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156 knots = 289 kph = 179.5 mph = 80 meters/second (for the metric challenged).

It's enough to blow out the candles on my birthday cake.

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JMA (the Japs) have just lowered the Friday number to 900 hPa. This is unprecedented and they're a very conservative agency. Tokyo is also the RSMC for this part of the Pacific.

If they;re calling for 900 millibars it's gonna be a whopper. One for the books.

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Raining here in Leyte ... not too much wind - lots of thunder and lightning... looks like we'll catch the tail end of it for the next few days 

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9 hours ago, MickyG said:

MUST add candles to Thursday shop.

I don't know if they are available here, but kerosene lamps are a much better option than candles. They burn longer and are safer than candles. We brought a bunch of them with us when we moved here.

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