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Gonu dominates the flow of weather throughout South Asia at this time. This is, as of 1200 hours GMT, a full-blown Category-5 storm wielding highest sustained winds of 140-knots/260 kph (based upon the JTWC advisory). At that time, the eye of Gonu was 350 miles, or 560 kms, southeast of Sur, Oman. Movement is northwestwards at 10 knots, or more than 18 kph. Can it get stronger? I do not see how, but I did not foresee anything like what is has already become.
Originally posted by greatlakes
Arent TYPHOONS in the Asia region and surroundings? I believe a typhoon is the version of a hurricane in and around asia
They are called "hurricanes" in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean and eastern Pacific Ocean. But once your go west across the International Dateline and into the western Pacific Ocean, they're called typhoons.
In the United States, weather-modification will likely become a part of national security policy with both domestic and international applications. Our government will pursue such a policy, depending on its interests, at various levels.
Oil prices edged upward Monday as the storm headed toward the oil-rich Persian Gulf area, but Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information Service, doubted the increases could really be attributed to Gonu.
"I don't know if you can really attribute any of the gain to the cyclone," he said. "It's an excuse, as opposed to a reason, for the rise in prices."
To reassure both its people and the oil markets, Saudi Arabia's government issued a statement Monday saying the cyclone would have no "direct effect on the central and eastern parts of the kingdom."
Originally posted by Golack
Didnt anyone else find the two recent tropical systems that hit Florida odd?