rain rain typhoon


-   STOP - THE - RAIN - !   -
I almost run out
of prayers


- - - - - The Rain of Daruma

Continue practicing Zen meditation until you see yourself in the cruelest person on Earth, in the child starving, in the political prisoner.
Practice until you recognize yourself in everyone in the supermarket, on the street corner, in a concentration camp, on a leaf, in a dewdrop.
Meditate until you see yourself in a speck of dust in a distant galaxy.
See and listen with the whole of your being.

If you are fully present,
the rain of Dharma will water the deepest seeds in your consciousness,
and tomorrow, while you are washing the dishes
or looking at the blue sky, that seed will spring forth,
and love and understanding will appear as a beautiful flower.

Thich Nhat Hanh


Heavy rainstorms hitting many parts of Japan - NHK world news
Heavy rainfall is lashing a wide area from western to northeastern Japan.
Weather officials say warm, damp air is moving into a rain front over Japan's main island, while a cold air mass is hovering over the country. They say this has destabilized the atmospheric conditions.
94 millimeters of rain was recorded in Tamba, Hyogo Prefecture, during the 1-hour period until around 8 AM on Monday.

Radar images show up to 110 millimeters of rain per hour fell in Kagoshima Prefecture at around the same time.
Accumulated rainfall since Thursday has topped 400 millimeters in parts of southern Kyushu.
The downpours forced Japan Railways to suspend service on the Kyushu Shinkansen bullet train line in Kagoshima. But the service resumed less than one hour later.
Officials in Hyogo say a house was flooded after a nearby slope collapsed and mud poured into a waterway, causing it to overflow. They say an elderly woman who lived in the house alone was rescued.
As the risk of floods and mudslides has risen, some municipalities in Kagoshima, Hyogo and Ishikawa prefectures have issued evacuation advisories to local residents.

Low storm cloud caused tornado - NHK news Sep. 2, 2013
A meteorologist says a tornado that hit parts of eastern Japan on Monday was produced by a supercell -- a thunderstorm containing rotating updrafts of air -- that formed much closer to the ground than usual.
Japan's National Defense Academy Professor Fumiaki Kobayashi said he studied footage of the tornado captured in the Saitama and Chiba prefectures.
The professor said the cloud developed as low as 500 meters from the ground. Such clouds usually form at twice that height.
He said a funnel-shaped airstream appeared under the cloud and grew to at least 100 meters wide. Kobayashi said the cloud was so large that it maintained power even when the storm lost energy due to rainfall.
He said people in the tornado-hit areas must have thought they could touch the dark cloud. He urged people to be cautious of supercell clouds as they can be a sign that a tornado is coming.


Typhoon Nr. 17 台風 17号
TORAJI(トラジー) - 2013年9月2日4時30分発表 


Will be near Ashizuri Misaki in Shikoku early morning on September 6. Then cross over Japan and reach Tsuruga on Nihonkai side.

. Typhoon season 2013 - 台風 .


September 04 - 9月4日(水)

美咲町の警報・注意報 - 警報 大雨 注意報 雷、洪水  強雨

pounding rain
all night and morning -

Rain Clouds over Okayama, at 10 in the morning . . .

今日の天気 - 9月4日(水)

時間 0時 3時 6時 9時 12時 15時 18時 21時
気温(℃) 18 19 19 18 20 22 22 23
湿度(%) 94 95 96 95 94 90 92 92
降水量(mm/h) 6 0 6 13 18 13 2 0

- quote

source : www.sanyo.oni.co.jp

【速報】- 岡山県内広域に土砂災害警戒情報を発表した. 

Storm crossing southwestern Japan - NKH world news Sep. 4, 2013
A powerful storm is moving through southwestern Japan, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. Weather officials say affected areas should remain alert for mudslides, overflowing rivers and floods.
Japan's Meteorological Agency says Severe Tropical Storm Toraji made landfall in Kagoshima Prefecture early on Wednesday.
The Agency says Toraji was moving northeast at around 30 kilometers per hour near Miyazaki Prefecture as of 8 AM.
The storm's atmospheric pressure is 998 hectopascals at its center. Gusts of more than 54 kilometers per hour are blowing within a radius of 220 kilometers.
Winds of over 100 kilometers per hour were observed at around the time the storm hit land.
Rain clouds and moist air are causing downpours over a wide area of western Japan. More than 80 millimeters per hour of rain was observed on the island of Shikoku.
Kagoshima Prefecture was drenched with over than 250 millimeters of rain between Tuesday and Wednesday, which is above average for the whole month of September.
The storm is categorized as the 17th typhoon of the season in Japan.

At 12:00 the rainfall forecast for the afternoon was upgraded from 6 to about 18 !

At 13:00 the rain stopped and a few minutes of sunshine !
Now a strong wind is blowing, but the main rainclouds have moved further east of us.

There has been another tatsumaki tornado in Yaita and Kanuma - details later.

- - - Tornado rips through Tochigi Prefecture - NHK world news
A tornado has ripped through Tochigi Prefecture, north of Tokyo, damaging more than 110 buildings and leaving at least 3 people injured.
In Yaita city and neighboring Shioya town, a tornado ripped off roofs and shattered windows shortly after 1:00 PM on Wednesday. Local fire officials say a total of 50 buildings were damaged.
In Kanuma city, gusts of wind at around 12:20 PM caused similar damage to 66 houses and factories.
Three men in their 50s to their 70s suffered minor cuts and bruises.
Wind storms are believed to have been formed in 3 locations, as the 3 municipalities are 8 to 30 kilometers apart.

- quote - Japan Times -
More twisters touch down in Kanto
Unstable atmospheric conditions extending across the country, including from the first typhoon to directly hit Kyushu in six years, spawned destructive tornados in the Kanto region Wednesday, two days after a twister wreaked havoc in Saitama, Chiba and Ibaraki prefectures.
Typhoon Toraji made landfall in Kyushu early Wednesday, prompting storm warnings, but the Meteorological Agency said the season’s 17th typhoon had weakened to an extratropical cyclone near Shikoku at around 9 a.m. and was moving northeast at around 30 kph. A swollen river in Gifu Prefecture, however, may have swept a girl away, and police are searching for her.
The cities of Kanuma and Yaita in central Tochigi Prefecture were believed to have been hit by twisters that tore off roofs and shattered windows in the afternoon, police said.
Two men were injured in Kanuma, where an apparent tornado tore the roofs off several houses and factories. Nearby Shioya suffered similar damage at around 1 p.m., local officials and police said.
In Yaita, windows were broken at a hospital and a school, and falling trees damaged about a dozen cars parked at a hospital. Calls poured in to City Hall from residents reporting that they had seen a tornado, officials said.
East Japan Railway Co. temporarily halted trains between the prefectural capital of Utsunomiya and the resort town of Nikko due to a power outage caused by lightning near Kanuma.
The highly unstable atmospheric conditions in Tochigi and the rest of the northern Kanto region were caused by warm, humid air sweeping under a stationary cold front over Honshu.
The regional weather observatory in Utsunomiya put out a tornado warning for Tochigi Prefecture at 12:47 p.m.
The city of Ise, Mie Prefecture, may also have been hit by at least one tornado Wednesday afternoon. Some 30 houses sustained roof and window damage.
On Monday, a tornado ripped its way from Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture, to Noda, Chiba Prefecture, leaving more than 60 people injured and hundreds of houses damaged.
In regard to the weakening typhoon, the Meteorological Agency issued warnings for landslides and flooding as southern Kyushu was forecast to receive 300 mm of rainfall in the 24 hours to 6 a.m. Thursday, including periodic torrents of 80 mm per hour in some districts.

Heavy rain also hit Gifu and Aichi prefectures Wednesday afternoon, with more than 20,000 people in the Gifu cities of Ogaki and Kaizu and residents of Kita Ward, Nagoya, ordered to evacuate.
In Seki, Gifu Prefecture, police were looking for a missing junior high school girl after a witness Wednesday evening reported seeing a female being carried away by the Fujiya River, which runs through the city. No further details regarding the missing girl were provided.
Ogaki recorded 108.5 mm of rain in an hour, while Nagoya measured 109.0 mm.
The downpours prompted the Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) to halt 41 shinkansen runs.
Northern Kyushu was forecast to get as much as 250 mm of rain through Thursday morning.
The weather agency predicted winds of up to 126 kph and waves of 6 meters in southern Kyushu and winds of up to 108 kph and waves of 5 meters in the northern part of the island. Waves of 5 meters were forecast in the Amami region in the East China Sea, south of Kyushu.
The stormy weather also halted bullet trains and shut down expressways in Kyushu, and strong winds caused blackouts in the city of Kagoshima.
source : www.japantimes.co.jp

- - - - Evening of September 04 in my valley

after the storm -
the sound of water
hurrying downhill

The sounds magnifying their echos are still a bit terrifying, but the rain was over earlier than expected. The storm has moved eastward to other parts of Japan.


September 05 - 9月5日(水)

- - - Torrential rain continues in central Japan - NHK world news
Heavy rain continues mainly in central Japan.
The Meteorological Agency says a low pressure system downgraded from Tropical Storm Toraji moved east off the southern coast of Japan's main island of Honshu earlier on Wednesday.
Damp air is moving into a rain front accompanying the low pressure system. This is destabilizing the atmospheric conditions over a wide area, from western to northern Japan.
In Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, 109 millimeters of rain was observed for one hour, ending at 5 PM on Wednesday.
More than 100 millimeters per hour of rain is believed to have fallen in some areas in neighboring Gifu Prefecture.
The torrents of rain have rapidly swollen rivers in Aichi and Gifu and other prefectures of central Japan.

Okayama prefecture - 県内に大雨被害、避難指示も 河川増水、JRも乱れる
source : www.sanyo.oni.co.jp


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