Tropical Depression Pakhar continues to spread rain across Southern China, Macau, and Hong Kong

At 0200 CST (1800 UTC), Pakhar was downgraded to a tropical depression by the Japan Meteorological Agency.  The center of circulation was in northern Guangxi region, about 225 km north-northeast of the regional capital of Nanning. At that time, Yellow Typhoon Warnings were in effect for Zhuhai and Jiangmen City in Guangdong province, advising that […]

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Japan Mountain Day (山の日)

A relativly new holiday in Japan is Mountain day! A national holiday set aside for people to head up to the mountains across Japan and enjoy the unique things the small towns and villages have to offer in the highlands of the country. I personally will be heading to Tanigawa Dake this weekend and plan […]

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Its another tropical extravaganza in the western pacific today with 3 named storm turning up the oceans and another one who is likely to develop near the Philippines. This one near the Philippines is my biggest worry as far as human impact since it will be tracking north skirting the east coast of the island […]

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