“I'd rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not.”
― Lucille Ball

Sunday, October 16, 2016

TY 1621 Int: SARIKA - Ph: KAREN

Courtesy PAGASA
Landfall of 1621 was early morning today in Baler, Aurora province.

Meanwhile the eye has past already our place, just before lunch time. The heavy rains and wind gusts are less now, compared to this early morning.

The center of the typhoon was closer than ever to our place, see map below, since we are living here in Pangasinan, as of 2010.

Damage is limited, some trees lost branches and flower plants are flat. And a lot of water, swimming pool level high, but no flooding up to now.

Courtesy HK Meteorogical Observatory,
see the track from Urdaneta to Dagupan. We are living half-way.
Unfortunately my (second) weather station is broken again (wireless connection lost), so I have no meteorological data to share. I will buy another one soon, but not the same brand again.

Interestingly, this was the first typhoon this year that came close enough to us to affect the weather here, but not the first that made landfall in the Philippines. Usually the Philippines gets 5-7 hits each year on average, but this year is a lot less.

Another storm system is already developing on the Pacific, but the forecasted track is just over the northern tip of Luzon (Ilocos Norte). So we will not be hit again next week.


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