Friday, April 22, 2011

Severe Weather Forecast for Northern Japan on April 23 and 24

Japan Meteorological Agency forecasts heavy rain with thunder along the Pacific Ocean side of Tohoku and Kanto.

From Mainichi Shinbun (4/22/2011), quoting the Agency:

  • In Tohoku and Kanto, heavy rain with thunder from April 23 noon till early hours of April 24.

  • 24-hour cumulative rainfall forecast up to April 23, 6:00PM is 150 millimeters (5.90 inches) for Kanto-Koshinetsu, and 80 millimeters (3.15 inches) for Tohoku, and the numbers are set to increase further on April 24.

  • 5-meter high waves expected on the Pacific Ocean side of Northern Japan due to strong wind.


Anonymous said...

I can't wait until they start rigging all the ultra-mega pup tents around the damaged buildings. I'm sure storms like the one this weekend will just be a prelude to the future weather impact they can expect as the rainy season starts later this year.

Hopefully this doesn't cause any major new releases during the storm because the fallout would be concentrated by the rain-out and the wind would be unfavorable. If the sediment being stirred up was the actual cause of the recent increase in radiation I wonder how much will be stirred up by a big storm? Also how many tons of water will the storm add to the waste they have to pump and store?

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

I sure hope those reactors won't be hit by lightening. Or the high waves go over the silt fence that they put.

We'll see if Murphy's law happens, again.

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