Kyoto-blogging: satanic wind

The kamikaze, or divine wind, was a series of fortuitous typhoons that saved Japan from the Mongol horde's attempted naval invasion. I'm no Mongol, but I hae to wonder if I should take this personally:

Strong Typhoon May Approach Tokyo Area Tomorrow Morning

May 20 (Bloomberg) -- A powerful typhoon with a maximum wind of 144 kilometers (89 miles) an hour is moving northward and may approach the Tokyo area tomorrow morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

Typhoon Nida, the second tropical storm this year, was centered about 90 kilometers south of Minami Oshima, near Okinawa, as of 8 a.m. The typhoon is moving northeast at 40 kilometers an hour, the agency said on its Web site.

The storm will probably reach 210 kilometers south of Choshi City, near Tokyo, at 6 a.m. tomorrow.

UPDATE: Image courtesy of NOAA. Yikes.

1 comment:

Zimri said...

England hardly ever gets those, natch; that is why the storm of 1987 was such an event. Another such storm occurred in 1588, which delivered the realm of Elizabeth from the western European equivalent: Inquisitorial Spain.