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Super Typhoon Mangkhut - Ompong (8 Sep 2018)


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4 hours ago, RogerDuMond said:

I don't know if they are available here, but kerosene lamps are a much better option than candles.

Any decent-sized provincial hardware store will carry 'petromax' kero lanterns. Sure they're not genuine German Petromax  but same design. They work fine and are really bright.

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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

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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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5 hours ago, Woolf said:

press arrow  to the bottom left

for now I can not see any wind speed above  125 km/h (left click anywhere on the map)

You're not going to get any serious meteorological data from windy.com. It's just a fun little graphic.

Try going to http://www.typhoon2000.ph and click around on their large collection of links. 

You can also access the various models at https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/storminfo/

Even more in depth is the very active http://www.storm2k.org/phpbb2/index.php forum. 

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I have recently found hurricanezone.net as a useful source.  

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I'm seeing 173km/h at the NW eye wall right now on the Earth website. That is 199 mph. Pray that this thing doesn't hit you.

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28 minutes ago, Headshot said:

I'm seeing 173km/h at the NW eye wall right now on the Earth website. That is 199 mph. Pray that this thing doesn't hit you.

huuuh

please bring out your calculator    173 km/h  is NOT 199 miles/h

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48 minutes ago, Headshot said:

I'm seeing 173km/h at the NW eye wall right now on the Earth website. That is 199 mph. Pray that this thing doesn't hit you.

Still confusing Knots with Kilometers per hour

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4 minutes ago, Woolf said:

huuuh

please bring out your calculator    173 km/h  is NOT 199 miles/h

1 knot equals 1.15 mile. 173 knots equals 199 miles. I'm not confusing anything

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1 minute ago, Headshot said:

1 knot equals 1.15 mile. 173 knots equals 199 miles. I'm not confusing anything

I'm seeing 173km/h at the NW eye wall right now on the Earth website. That is 199 mph.

1 knot = 1.85 km/h

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16 minutes ago, Headshot said:

1 knot equals 1.15 mile. 173 knots equals 199 miles. I'm not confusing anything

 

54 minutes ago, Headshot said:

I'm seeing 173km/h

Kts = Knots

Km/h = kilometers per hour

17 minutes ago, Headshot said:

I'm not confusing anything

You are very confusing :sarcasm:

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1 minute ago, Dafey said:

Kts = Knots

Km/h = kilometers per hour

You are very confusing :sarcasm:

I originally though that km/h was kilometers per hour, but I was corrected (in this thread) that the wind speeds shown are in knots, not kilometers. So which is it? You guys can't have it both ways.

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km/h  IS kilometers per hour

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I have a brother that’s dyslexic...can be very frustrating


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14 hours 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.

When I said I was seeing 156 kilometers per hour, Bosshog said he was seeing 156 knots per hour.

8 minutes ago, Woolf said:

km/h  IS kilometers per hour

Can you and Bosshog please come to an agreement? Now you are telling me it is in kilometers per hour (which makes more sense), but since there is no legend on these interactive maps, there is no way for the average Joe (me) to know whether km/h is kilometers per hour or knot miles per hour. It makes a huge difference in the calculation to miles per hour.

7 minutes ago, Dafey said:

I have a brother that’s dyslexic...can be very frustrating

Snide comments are NOT appreciated ... especially from a mod.

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Anyways...back to the storm. Wondering when this thing will start gaining latitude. Keeps moving due west. The shift to the NW has gotta be happening sometime soon.

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