TROPICAL TYPHOON TARGETS SEATTLE
Potentially catastrophic winds possibly as strong as the mythical “Big Blow”
This map illustrates what’s headed right for the Pacific Northwest. Although portrayed in the media as a separate series of storms, what we’re really seeing is the long arm of Typhoon Songda (circled in red), a singular Weather Event beginning in the waters off of Asia and stretching all the way across the Pacific.
The resulting rain and winds could equal those of the infamous 1962 “Big Blow,” which killed 47 people:
Friday marks the 50-year anniversary of the single most devastating storm to strike the Pacific Northwest in the 20th…komonews.com
The Columbus Day Storm was born explosively when the highly degraded extratropical remains of typhoon Freda drifted…www.climate.washington.edu
Even usually staid and measured local weather guru Cliff Mass is “blown away”:
The infrared satellite imagery shows an amazing plume of moisture across the Pacific leading to Typhoon Songda. Never saw anything like this.
Starting Thursday, we will enter a period of extraordinarily active weather with the potential for heavy rain, flooding…cliffmass.blogspot.com
Although it’s still difficult to attribute single weather events to climate change, it’s already well established that the warming climate is strengthening tropical storms (hurricanes and typhoons):
Climate change: Impacts of climate change and global warming: Stronger storms and hurricanes - The Nature Conservancywww.nature.org
It’s certainly possible that events like this will become more frequent over the coming decades. Warming the temperatures of the oceans certainly isn’t helping.
Regardless, if you live anywhere in impacted areas, it’s a good idea to stock up on batteries, flashlights, candles, and water.
There's a storm coming. A big one. So big that Seattle weather guru Cliff Mass says it could match the "most powerful…www.geekwire.com
Seattle weather is expected to get increasingly worse as we head into the weekend, thanks to the remnants of a typhoon…mynorthwest.com