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"This is like the core of a typhoon, but it is staying for a long time. A typhoon usually moves rather quickly," a spokesman for the Japanese Meteorological Agency said.
The storm is still going to grow and heading to North for 4/4/2012. Over 20m/s maximum instantaneous wind speed will be observed in Tokyo and Kinki until around 21:00 4/3/2012, in Chiba and Tokai until around 0:00 4/4/2012.
Tornado watch for eastern Japan
In Fukushima plants, because it is estimated that wind will blow at faster than 10m/s, cranes were stopped operating to clean debris from reactor3 and 4. Tepco is considering to cancel all the work to do outside as well.
Originally posted by convinceme
reply to post by KingJod
ummm there was a pretty big typhoon which hit Japan last year. They get battered every year in one part or another by Typhoons.
So to say decades is technically incorrect.
Japanese airlines canceled hundreds of flights, some train services were halted and thousands of workers went home early as some of the strongest winds in more than 50 years hit Tokyo today.
The weather agency issued a tornado warning for the Tokyo area after the storm dumped as much as 6 centimeters (2.4 inches) of rain an hour in central Japan as it crossed from the southwest, with winds gusting up to 140 kilometers (87 miles) an hour. An 82-year-old woman died after being knocked over by the wind and hitting her head, national broadcaster NHK reported.
“People should try to avoid going out,” Tanaka said. “It’s very unusual for Tokyo to have such strong winds when there’s not a typhoon,” he said, referring to the tropical storms that regularly strike Japan between May and October.
Decades? really, so a storm like this hasn't hit japan in a very very long time.