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Record rain as typhoon batters southern Japanese islands

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dumping the most rain seen over a 24-hour period in 50 years on the city of Miyako.

Care to tell us exactly how much rain that is? A metre? Two?

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Take care, people! With all the natural disasters world-wide we can't expect to be safe and sound here, at least we should prepare for the event that we might not be. My natural instinct is often, "WHY on the national holidays??" because that's always when they seem to come, but of course I would rather they not come at all, and when they do people take the proper measures to stay safe.

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Care to tell us exactly how much rain that is? A metre? Two?

561 ml or roughly 34 inches of rain over a 24 hour period. Not much flooding, and relatively light damage.

The power outages regularly occur with typhoons, but Okinawa, Miyako, and the rest of the prefecture are pretty much prepared for these types of storms and one rarely, and I mean rarely ever dies from them down here.

Unlike mainland where folks go...,out...and ..must tie down their roof, and get blown off!

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Come guys! Could you give us a little more details?

250km/h gusts of wind or sustained wind? How much rain dumped 50 years compared to now? What is the forecast of strength or rainfall when it makes landfall in Kyushu? Honshu? Is it expected to up the Sea of Japan side or up through Kanto? A satellite picture would be nice!

I thought that all the news coverage on Hurricane Irma/Harvey would've made a great template for reporting such events.

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stocktrader - here's a good site for tracking typhoons around Japan, which should answer your questions.

http://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/

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Dramatic News with little substance, the norm though.

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stocktrader / cucashopboy

You're best off going to the US government's Joint Typhoon Warning Center when you need detailed information on approaching typhoons: https://metoc.ndbc.noaa.gov/web/guest/jtwc

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http://web.kma.go.kr/eng/weather/typoon/typhoon_5days.jsp?tIdx=1&x=44&y=7

It's best to prepare for a bad storm and be pleasantly surprised if it doesn't turn out that way.

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You're best off going to the US government's Joint Typhoon Warning Center when you need detailed information on approaching typhoons

I totally agree! The JMA site only gives a three day lead for their forecasts, and there was a detailed explanation of why a few weeks back on one of the "wide-shows" during the last typhoon that hit Japan.

The reasoning is pure BS, as the conclusion that was come to suggested that the people who were in the path of the typhoon might "panic" and if the typhoon didn't hit they would be making claims against JMA for their "poor forecasting".

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Yubaru, from the JMA tropical cyclone page, at the top under track forecasts, you can select a 5 day track forecast from the drop down list.

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