Japan Times: Concern mounts at Fukushima, big typhoons may collide — Francisco to be “unable to move” due to Lekima, says forecast — High threat of landslides, flash floods (PHOTO)

Published: October 23rd, 2013 at 8:44 am ET


Japan Times, Oct. 23, 2013 at 8:00a ET: Double whammy feared […] Big typhoons may collide off Honshu […] The agency previously described the typhoon [Francisco] as “very strong” […] the stronger and faster Lekima is likely to block and even disrupt Francisco, preventing its swift run to the north and altering its path. The Meteorological Agency said the two storms will likely come in closest proximity to each other Saturday, when Francisco is forecast to linger over the Izu island chain south of Tokyo, unable to move due to the stronger force of Lekima just to its east. This interaction between two typhoons in close proximity is popularly known as the “Fujiwara Effect” […] As the two typhoons approached Honshu, concerns were mounting over the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. […] Tepco on Tuesday began to install tanks with extra pipes to boost their ability to pump out water and transfer it somewhere safer, and added manpower.

Mainichi, Oct. 23, 2013: Landslide warnings for Japan as typhoon approaches […] The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) is warning of possible landslides caused by extended periods of rain from slowly moving Typhoon Francisco, the year’s 27th typhoon, saying it could approach eastern Japan over the weekend. The strong typhoon […] was moving west-northwest at a speed of about 15 kilometers per hour. […] Typhoon Francisco differs from the devastating previous typhoon, Wipha, in that the front to the north of the typhoon is active. As a result, a wide area including the Izu Islands is expected to be hit with heavy rain before the typhoon comes near, and weather officials are calling for residents to be wary of landslides. […] When two typhoons come within 1,000 kilometers they take a complicated path in what is known as a Fujiwara interaction. The agency has taken this into consideration.

Weather Channel, Oct. 23, 2013: Weakening Francisco Will Soak Japan […] Francisco is also merging with a cold front arriving from eastern Asia. In fact, the latest radar from the Japanese Meteorological Agency shows bands of rain already setting up over southern Japan. Given saturated ground from Typhoon Wipha just over a week ago, the threat of additional flash flooding and mudslides is high until Francisco pulls away from Japan Saturday. […]

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Published: October 23rd, 2013 at 8:44 am ET


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21 comments to Japan Times: Concern mounts at Fukushima, big typhoons may collide — Francisco to be “unable to move” due to Lekima, says forecast — High threat of landslides, flash floods (PHOTO)

  • zardoz2012 zardoz2012

    [Comments on HAARP/weather modification belong in OT discussion thread. This report is about the typhoon(s) impacting Fukushima Daiichi. Thanks everyone, admin]

  • kintaman kintaman

    It is like clash of the titans coming right at Fukushima. I picked a great time to be back in Japan for fuck's sake.

    • Gasser Gasser

      The Doors; Riders on the Storm



      Riders on the storm

      Riders in the Radioactive storm
Next to these Atomic Reactors we're born
Into this contaminated world we're thrown 

      Like a dog with a Strontium bone 

      An actor out alone 

      Riders in the storm
      There's Plutonium killer dust on the road
Your brain will carry a heavy fearful load
Take your Geiger counter with you today
      Be cautious where your children play

      Riders in Radioactive storm
If ya give Atomic energy a free ride 

      Sweet Earth memories will die
Cesium killer dust on the road, yeah
      Folks ya gotta take a stand

Politicians ya better love man
Take him by the hand
Make him understand
The world on you depends
      Our life should never end
Gotta love mankind, yeah

      Riders of the storm
Riders of the Radioactive storm
Into this polluted house we're born
Into this nasty world we're thrown
Like a dog chewin' a Strontium bone
An actor out alone

      Riders in Xenon storm's
      Riders in Tritium storm's
      Riders in Cesium storm's
      Riders in Actinide storm's
      Riders in Plutonium storm's
Riders in Americium storm's

      ~Gasser Classic~

      • bsgcic bsgcic

        Holly Mackerel! That is really creative and awesome!
        I love listening to the Doors (and that song) by the way.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    L E A R N I N G . T H E . H A R D . W A Y

    Weather is normal, nuclear is not.

    Harsh weather will speed the abolishment of nuclear.

    • Anthony Anthony

      Well said for sure!

    • Replacant Replacant

      I keep thinking of the Midwest & one of those massive tornados hitting nuclear plant. How well protected are they from that scenario, or will it be another 'we never thought that would happen' response like a 15m wave.

      • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

        @Replacant;In my home state of IL there are 11 NPP's along with numerous Govt. & University facilities that have reactors and/or various stockpiles of nuclear crap now known to be vulnerable post 311(at least known by those who've properly become "aware"now). In fact IL would be ranked #7 among nuclear countries if IL was a country rather than a US state! I'm 49 yrs old and other than traveling during my stint in the military during the Cold War and residing in CA & AZ for awhile-I've spent most of my life here and became used to powerful storms knocking out power & a few tornadoes coming close to where I was,but NEVER prior to 311 had I suddenly become panicky & concerned about WHERE & WHAT the tornadoes or straight-line winds had hit like I do nowadays! EVERY TIME something weather-related strikes near any of the Fukushima-clones with their GE MK1 BWR's and elevated SFP's that I'm downwind of along with the millions of Chicagoland citizens put at risk needlessly at the behest of ComEd,Exelion and TPTB-many of whom were elected via dirty nuke money!! This double-typhoon weather phenomena underway in Japan is looking like it might be the final straw for Mother Earth should Fukushima degrade further with the 311 ELE shifting into high gear(?)!! IMHO-there's NO WAY we could sustain life as we know it if the(previously) unthinkable happened at yet another mega-NPP ANYWHERE! NUCLEAR=SHIT!!!

      • nedlifromvermont

        precisely … every one-off unforeseen transient event is by nature unpredictable … and will result in a system failure … if loss of on-site power, for any appreciable time (Carrington Event, Earthquake, coastal storm, coastal or inland tsunami) then a Loss Of Coolant Accident and meltdown are guaranteed … whether by weather, storm-tossed light pole de-watering a spent fuel pool, terrorist, foreign flag hostile intent, asteroid or forest fire …

        peace … and good luck

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    Both typhoons seem likely to miss Fukushima.

    • Anthony Anthony

      Even with missing the brunt of these storms it is even just the saturation levels in the area that all is succumbing to. Even the edges of the storms is a risky proposition these days at Daiichi.

    • rakingmuck

      Philip do you any other source other than Suspicious Observers for your comment? I watched the video and he mentioned the storms for 10 seconds at most and was not convincing.

      • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

        Rakingmuck, the best source for following these particular storms right now is Dutchsince:
        He provides all sorts of links to the source material.

        He has followed the origin and progression of these storms from the beginning. Great satellite movies! Enjoy! Inform yourself.

        I watch the 4 minute news from Suspicious Observers every day. He presents the quick global and solar system weather that I need to start the day.

        Please subscribe and supoort Suspicious Observers, Dutchsinse, and ENEnews!

  • hbjon hbjon

    Lekima will weaken as it continues moving NW and then N. Francisco should become a tropical storms soon and dump lots of rain, but speed up and follow Lekima to the NE. The computer models don't see much affecting Northern Japan, thankfully. Rain is in the forecast.

  • AB AB

    Sure sounds like Francisco is going to get Leukemia when he hits Honshu. Almost as if these storms were being steered using weather modification means. It could just be,,,

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    Dig here.
    Great animations of these storms.

    Dutchsince did a piece a day or two ago that shows the very beginnings of the Lekima storm, seemingly created from a HAARP pulse (sorry zardoz2012) he captures that originated from New Zeeland. Video here.

    Francisco seems to have weakened considerably in the past day. Both storms had clearly defined eyewalls yesterday, but Francisco appears to be weakening quickly.

  • Gayla Gayla

    For an FAQ and more than 300 links to Fukushima information, see http://www.fukushimafaq.info

  • rakingmuck

    This warning was issued 6 hours ago from Joint Typhoon Center. I am not a meteorologist but even weakened it looks like Fukushima is going to get soaked. This advisory is about Lekima: http://www.usno.navy.mil/NOOC/nmfc-ph/RSS/jtwc/warnings/wp2813.gif

  • pinksailmatt pinksailmatt

    I'm almost certain the meltdowns are related to those storms over there.

    In the past 2 years, how many thousands of tons of water have been steamed away by the loose cores/steaming fuel pools?

    My bet is radiation also interferes with and/or accelerates the way clouds form.

    They turn from looking like a pillow to wispy/stringy thinks or something like a diffuse cotton ball that has very soft looking edges.

    Many of the very heavy downpours in Oregon lacked a basic radar signature in the last year.

    The radiation must either block the radar bounce or scatter it somehow.