Red Alert -Powerful Typhoon Francisco on track for Fukushima — Typhoon Lekima develops in Pacific — Concern storms may collide, “It’s called the Fujiwara effect” — Both could hit east coast of Japan later in week!

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Wow, this typhoon season has truly been deadly. There seems to be no end in sight for Japan. Super typhoon Francisco is forecast to strike Japan as a tropical storm at about 09:00 GMT on 25 October.  Francisco is expected to bring 1-minute maximum sustained winds to the region of around 101 km/h (63 mph). Wind gusts in the area may be considerably higher.

Although Francisco has weakened, anyone living in or traveling to Japan should not let their guard down. A track very similar to that of deadly Typhoon Wipha from last week is expected. Over the past 24-hours, the likelihood of an actual landfall has decreased, with signs indicated that the center of the storm will make a sharper curve to the northeast and passing south of Japan.

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Francisco will be weakened further by the time it nears Tokyo and will likely be a tropical storm as it passes very close to Tokyo. Nonetheless, periods of rain could still impact the country, especially in southeastern Japan. The threat of flash flooding, damaging winds and mudslides persists for areas of southeast Japan, including Miyazaki and Osaka.

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The main factor steering Francisco will be a trough that moves into Japan by the middle of the week. This trough will pull moisture from Francisco northward, ahead of the storm leading to heavy rainfall across portions of Kyushu, Shikoku and southeastern Honshu Wednesday night into Thursday. A prolonged period of rainfall for these locations will result in rainfall amounts of 150-250 mm (6-10 inches) with local amounts over 300 mm (12 inches) through Friday.

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Adding to the concern is already saturated soil across southern and eastern Japan following former Typhoon Wipha last week and another low pressure system that brought several inches of additional rainfall over the weekend. Many parts of southern and eastern Japan have already received more than double the normal monthly October rainfall totals. This will only increase the threat of flooding and mudslides as torrential rainfall from Francisco arrives later this week.

Adding to all of this is Typhoon Lekima is heading  in the same general direction at the same time. Tropical Storm Lekima intensified quickly early on Oct. 22 while traveling over the open waters of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. The day before the rapid intensification, NASA’s TRMM satellite passed overhead and analyzed the rainfall rates in the storm, spotting heavy rainfall in two quadrants.

On Oct. 22 at 0900 UTC/5 a.m. EDT, Lekima’s maximum sustained winds were up to 105 knots/120.8 mph/194.5 kph. Lekima’s center was located near 16.7 north and 156.1 east, about 705 nautical miles/ 811.3 miles/ 1,306 km east-northeast of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Lekima is moving to the northwest at 18 knots/20.7 mph/33.3 kph. Satellite data on Oct. 22 showed that Lekima now has a well-formed eye, about 15 nautical miles/17.2 miles/27.7 km wide with tight bands of thunderstorms wrapping into it.

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According to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) though, Typhoons Francisco and Lekima will most likely hit Japan. The KMA said the two typhoons could meet. “When two or more typhoons collide, they affect each other’s path and strength. It’s called the Fujiwara effect,” said weather forecaster Hur Jin-ho. “Though we are expecting that they are moving along their own paths, there still is the possibility that the two could change course,” he said.

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The concern here is that Fukishima is in the path of both of these storms and the possibility of creating 20 inches of rain or more could be disasterous.

We urge our friends in Japan and outer islands to take this very seriously. The next 5 days could be extremely dangerous.

 

Update 10/27/2013 – 1035 PM EDT – What happened to Francisco and Lekima? In the years we have been monitoring and reporting on weather related events, never have we seen storm systems behave as these two storms behaved. Not only did they both suddenly turn course north, they simply disappeared! We don’t mean they weakened and dissipated, they just disappeared. While we always had casual links between solar activity and storm generation, we never had supported theories of weather manipulation using something like HAARP or Tesla Generators, etc. However, in view of what we monitored with these two storms and the lack of MSM coverage, and the fact these two storms have simply also disappeared from the Japanese Typhoon Center archives, something is definitely not normal here. Really at a lose to explain.

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Second Update on Typhoon Wipha and Typhoon Nari – Deadly

The deadly storms continue to pound the east. Tokyo (CNN) — At least 17 people have died and hundreds of flights have been canceled as Typhoon Wipha pummeled the Tokyo area on Wednesday.

A local government official in Oshima, a small island 120 km (75 miles) south of Tokyo, said that a majority of the people died after heavy rain triggered flooding and landslides that blocked roads and crushed houses. Rescuers were unable to reach about some people in the area hit by landslides.

iReport: Heavy winds near Tokyo as Typhoon Wipha hits

More than 500 domestic and international flights were canceled at Tokyo’s Narita and Haneda airports and the national rail operator halted bullet train services in central and northern Japan. The typhoon is moving north along the Pacific coast of Japan and is expected to reach the northernmost island of Hokkaido by late Wednesday.

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the main electricity supplier in Tokyo and central Japan, said blackouts affected more than 56,000 households. TEPCO, which has been struggling to deal with a series of leaks at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, said workers at the plant were “on vigil” and accumulated rainwater had been released from storage tanks.

At least 13 people were killed when Typhoon Nari pounded the Philippines over the weekend, the country’s disaster management agency said. The typhoon struck the country’s north Saturday, displacing more than 43,000 people in 11 provinces, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.

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The deaths reported were due to falling trees, electrocution, mudslides, drowning and collapsed structures, it said. Three fishermen remain missing, and 1,900 passengers are stranded at different ports. Flash floods triggered by the typhoon killed three people and left two others missing in Quang Binh province, provincial disaster official Ngo Duc Song said. The floods submerged 10,000 homes in the province, many of them up to 2 meters (6.5 feet) under water, and left four villages isolated, he said.

Nearly 5,000 people were evacuated from their flooded homes to higher ground, Song said, adding that soldiers and police officers were sent to help villagers deal with the floods. In the neighboring province of Ha Tinh, authorities were searching for three people missing in the floods. The storm weakened to a tropical depression after making landfall in Vietnam.

Are We Being Nuked and Don’t Even Know It?

After Fukishima, there were significant spikes in radiation recorded for about 30 days in the US, especially on the West Coast.  Based on what we being told at that time concerning the conditions at Fukishima, this was consistent with the information that was being provided by TEPCO.

However, the accident at Fukishima occurred on 11 March 2011, so the air-borne radiation levels in the US should now be back to normal background levels and they are not back to normal in several locations, they are spiking.  We first noticed the most recent spiking starting on September 17th of this year and they are not abating.  Something is happening that we are not being told about or alerted to and it is time to raise a level of concern.

Here are some real time data that should concern us all.

 

We don’t want to be alarmists and we certainly do not want to unnecessarily raise any red flags, but the intensity and duration of these increased counts cannot be ignored any longer.  The real concerns with radiation exposure is the impacts long term as they relate to increased cancer and genetic anomalies which is dictated by both dosage rates and length of time an individual is exposed to these elevated count levels.

Anything over 100 Clicks per Minute (CPM) is time to get concerned, and now there are MANY places up over 100, some at 500, even 1000 clicks per minute.  Exposure to 100CPM for a year gives you a significantly increased chance of cancer….and that is just from getting hit externally with the radiation.    If you breathe it in, it can be 20 times worse.    Exposure to 500 CPM for 90 days gives you a significantly increased chance of cancer and in pregnant women there is a significant increase in miscarriages and birth defects.

As you can see from the real time charts of actual recorded data, there is real justification to be concerned.  We think it is time to raise the “knowledge” level out there and time to get some “official” answers to these questions.  We are suggesting to our readers in the areas highlighted above that they start to make inquiries to their congressional representatives and agencies such as the Federal and State EPA’s to elicit an explanation.

History concerning honesty by government officials as it relates to exposure to radiation in the past has been dismal.  Indeed, it appears that the Japanese have been especially mute concerning the long term effects from the Fukishima accident or the real current condition of reactor #4 and US agencies involved with the evaluation of those impacts on the US population has been fairly non-existent as well, at least information to the general public.

One only has to remember the above ground testing in Nevada and New Mexico and the impacts “under-reporting” of the exposure of those state citizens and the impacts that has had in the past or the actions of the governments of Europe and Eastern Europe after Chernobyl. Reports of structural chromosome aberrations in people exposed to fallout in Belarus and other parts of the former Soviet Union, Austria, and Germany argue against a simple dose-response relationship between degree of exposure and incidence of aberrations. These findings are relevant because a close relationship exists between chromosome changes and congenital malformations.

Again we do not wish to be alarmists and I think people who read this blog know that, but it’s time we get some straight and complete answers. If you have friends or family in the areas we have highlighted above they should know what is happening in their area and they should certainly be somewhat concerned about these data sets.