Crazy Car VideoSeptember 30th, 2012 at 11:41 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Check out this video of a “flying car” in the fast wind of Typhoon Jelawat (The name was submitted by Malaysia and refers to a species of fish that lives in fresh water). One death was blamed on the storm (a 29-year old fisherman) and at least 145 were injured. More than half the injured were on Okinawa and most of the injures were minor. Winds of 78 mph were clocked at Nagoya. Tens of thousands lost power and trains were halted for a time in Tokyo. Over 600 flights were cancelled. Nagoya issued an evacuation advisory to more than 50,000 residents because of fear of flooding from a swollen river. Jelawat reached Category 4 status while east of Taiwan (see satellite image here from the Earth Observatory). The storm is now a tropical depression racing ENE across the northern Pacific. Remember, recurving Pacific typhoons often bring cooler weather about a week down the road for the Eastern U.S. (and that’s going to start on Friday here in W. Michigan).