Typhoon Fitow makes landfall soon, the eye coming ashore to the west of Tokyo.
Cynthia and I have tickets for the Nozomi Shinkansen to Hiroshima tomorrow morning at 7. The typhoon’s track cuts across the main bullet train route, so our trip may be delayed.
Right now we have heavy rain and wind, and many blown-out umbrellas at Ueno Station down the street from our hotel.
Japan’s National Institute of Informatics has a visualization of current and previous storms incorporating satellite images, other data sources, and reports posted to weblogs and emailed from ketai (mobile phones.)
The NII also publishes an Atom feed of typhoon reports.
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