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Tropical storm heading northward toward Japan

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By YURI KAGEYAMA

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Ain't 2020 a charmer!

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It would be news if a tropical storm didn't come out of the south...

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MickeliciousToday  05:10 pm JST

Ain't 2020 a charmer!

Certainly is so far and, this TS/typhoon only being number 12 out of the 25 or so which develop each year, there is plenty of time for even more charm to come our way.

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@Mickelicious and Gatto - Fully agree. I am older and usually like it when time passes slowly but I cannot wait to see this year in the proverbial rear view mirror!!!

There is an obvious shift in the climate (I will leave the Anthropogenic global warming argument for another time). Ocean temperatures have been shown to vary over time and it seems this year they are warmer which may result in a longer typhoon season (similarly there is a longer Hurricane season in the U.S.)

The trajectory of these storms seems a bit different this year as well.

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Typhoons are coming late this year.

Should there be no pandemic and the Olympics and Paralympics not be postponed, they would happened without any major typhoon hitting Tokyo during that time.

Omoshiroi ne?

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This year seems remarkable for the lack of typhoons.

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Why don't articles about Typhoons in Asia use both the number based and list based names to make it easier for everyone to understand? Or is that make too much sense?

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Should there be no pandemic and the Olympics and Paralympics not be postponed, they would happened without any major typhoon hitting Tokyo during that time.

Omoshiroi ne?

They would still have taken place in 35°C+ temperatures.

The folk fainting (or worse) in the heat probably wouldn’t have found it all that omoshiroi.

I wonder, how many potentially down with Covid vs how many down with heat stroke?

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"Dolphin"?

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arghh bugger. Time to repackage my 60l emergency backpack! Best to be safe than sorry, dib dib dob!

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cleo

” I wonder how many down with COVID vs. how many down with heat stroke”

Exactly right. Such huge numbers of those heat stroke victims in ambulances that we saw and heard all summer. Taken so casually.

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What the heck,  Dolphin!!!!!!! who picked this name?

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