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Topic # 240582 14-Sep-2018 19:52
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Monster storm nearing SC. Its not big, its not high winds, but its a monster storm. Yes, storm surge is the issue, but the news is Asia, a CAT5.  As Crocodile Dundee would say, thats not a monster storm THIS IS


Yes, technically its correct, a storm vs a CAT 5 hurricane, it is a monster storm. But like 9/11 when 3000 died, soon after a quarter of  million died in Pakistan from flash floods. 


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  Reply # 2090885 14-Sep-2018 19:54
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CNN

 

Mangkhut -- stronger than Hurricane Florence which is currently lashing the US East Coast

 

Its MUCH stronger, there is no comparison.

 

Watching CNN now, unsure if there will be a 4 second piece on Mangkhut.

 

Tress are down in Myrtle beach.... 


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  Reply # 2090899 14-Sep-2018 20:41
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http://earth.nullschool.net is pretty interesting when you compare the two hurricanes in size and intensity.




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  Reply # 2090902 14-Sep-2018 20:49
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quickymart:

 

http://earth.nullschool.net is pretty interesting when you compare the two hurricanes in size and intensity.

 

 

Been watching that over the day. The main section of it would cover AKL to Welly, plus the outer circumference would cover all of NZ. Pretty amazing. 


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  Reply # 2090906 14-Sep-2018 21:05
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Is your point, because it's America it's more important news than a much worse weather event elsewhere?
The TVNZ news certainly portrayed it that way. 10 minutes at the beginning of the news vs 2 minutes about 20 minutes later in the bulletin for the typhoon about to hit the Philippines.




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  Reply # 2090911 14-Sep-2018 21:26
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Dingbatt: Is your point, because it's America it's more important news than a much worse weather event elsewhere?
The TVNZ news certainly portrayed it that way. 10 minutes at the beginning of the news vs 2 minutes about 20 minutes later in the bulletin for the typhoon about to hit the Philippines.

 

It is, yes. 


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  Reply # 2090918 14-Sep-2018 22:09
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The relative coverage of both weather events pretty well sums up the quality of our news media in New Zealand.




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  Reply # 2090954 15-Sep-2018 08:34
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Its the same globally, checked a few non NZ and non US websites, same there. Bigger news, photo headline and Mangkhut is a smaller item further down.


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  Reply # 2090957 15-Sep-2018 08:41
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Checking Nullschool this morning, the American one is a lot smaller (compared to last night) whereas the one near the Philippines is a LOT bigger :(




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  Reply # 2090961 15-Sep-2018 08:52
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900km diameter rainband, added to by seasonal monsoons.  205k sustained winds, 255k gusts.


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  Reply # 2090983 15-Sep-2018 10:11
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900km diameter rainband, added to by seasonal monsoons.  205k sustained winds, 255k gusts.

 

 

Which?


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quickymart:

 

http://earth.nullschool.net is pretty interesting when you compare the two hurricanes in size and intensity.

 

 

Thanks for that site. Never knew about about that site.

 

Yep Philippines is still all reds and oranges whilst Carolina is just greens now at 1610





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  Reply # 2091151 15-Sep-2018 16:40
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Coverage matches the audience, because the majority of the western world cares more about other westerners dying than they do about third world non westerners dying. By several orders of magnitude..

 

Me I don't really care if half of the US or South East Asia dies in a damned storm.. 





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  Reply # 2091172 15-Sep-2018 17:46
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I'd suggest if you dont care if half the US or SEA dies, there is no real need to post. 

 

That is not the intention of the thread, so if you don't care, don't post




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  Reply # 2091173 15-Sep-2018 17:48
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FineWine:

 

quickymart:

 

http://earth.nullschool.net is pretty interesting when you compare the two hurricanes in size and intensity.

 

 

Thanks for that site. Never knew about about that site.

 

Yep Philippines is still all reds and oranges whilst Carolina is just greens now at 1610

 

 

I might be wrong, but I get the feeling that the Philippines can manage these better. Despite the US being a superpower and Phillipines being a 2nd world country. Both have plenty of practice. Purely anecdotal.


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