Weather geek from Machias, NY, working as a meteorologist for NHK World TV in Tokyo. Also run my own independent weather site.
By: Spetrm, 1:13 PM GMT on November 28, 2013
The following film is a rough cut blow-by-blow account of how myself and colleagues Josh Morgerman and Mark Thomas documented the impact of super typhoon Yolanda / Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines between 7th to 9th November 2013.
The storm being dubbed one of the strongest tropical systems to ever be seen on the face of the earth was packing winds over 300kph at landfall and has now resulted in over 5,500 deaths and has caused millions of peop...
Updated: 1:15 PM GMT on November 28, 2013
By: Spetrm, 7:42 AM GMT on September 04, 2013
Natural disasters being recorded across Japan again today, Tropical Storm Toraji made landfall and a new Tornado ripped through Tochigi Yaita just north west of Mondays Tornado that rolled through Saitama Japan.
The Tornado caused roofing to blow off, damaged windows and tossed light items. A primary school was also damaged in the storm. No injuries have been reported at this time.
Given the amount of damage I would put intensity of thi...
By: Spetrm, 7:32 AM GMT on September 03, 2013
I wrote this article yesterday for my website and meant to get around to sharing the information here, but as you can imagine a Tornado in the Tokyo area kept me rather busy all day on Monday. I hope you find the information useful! ...
A tornado caused extensive damage in Saitama just north of Tokyo Monday afternoon around 2PM Japan Time. At least 63 people have been injured and 600 buildings damaged as a result of the storm...
Updated: 7:39 AM GMT on September 03, 2013
By: Spetrm, 3:34 PM GMT on August 31, 2013
This landslide occured after over 1,200mm of rainfall feel in south western Taiwan in just under 72hrs. For you Americans that is over 50 inches!!!
I also made a video on this with licensing from someone who shot the aftermath of the slide.
By: Spetrm, 12:14 PM GMT on August 29, 2013
Taiwan is seeing just what a Tropical Storm can due when it interacts with the mountain chain that dominates the center of the country.
Severe Tropical Storm Kong-Rey the 15th named storm of the 2013 typhoon season dropped over 300mm of rainfall in wide swath of the island from Wednesday in to the Thursday as Kong Rey Tracked to the south. One location in the south West of Taiwan in Shangshang saw a staggering am...
Updated: 3:35 PM GMT on August 29, 2013