The image below was taken by NASA and shows two storms, to the right is Typhoon Melor and to the left is Typhoon Parma.Also in the NASA image is China, the land mass in the upper right; Luzon Philippines is the bottom center and southern Japan in the upper left under Typhoon Melor. When this photo was taken, Melor was a supper Typhoon with sustain winds of 120mph and burst up to 150mph, this was 2 days ago.
Yesterday, the rain started hitting Nagoya hard around 2pm. Around 4pm I left my office and had to walk to the train station (where my bike was stolen). During that walk, people were nailing up boards over the windows of older buildings and newer homes had metal shutters all ready closed.
By the time I got home it was dark, I made a few stops to buy groceries with everyone else who was over reacting. Below is a photo taken around 8pm from my living room. There were still a few people making there way home.I woke up around 3am and took this photo:What was a super typhoon has calmed down and just a minor typhoon, in the photo above nothing is going on. The eye is actually over Nagoya, no rain, no wind, I went back to bed. The back half of the typhoon rolled through between 4am and 7am, there was lots of rain and wind but I sleep through most of this. By 8am, the storm had all ready passed and just a bunch of clouds were left over.The only damage or effect from the storm was this:Some water came through the mail box attached to my front door and made my shoes wet. That little mail box is where the utility companies leave receipts, those got wet too.In Japan the weather is usually really nice after a storm, by 3pm Nagoya was blue skies.