Weather geek from Machias, NY, working as a meteorologist for NHK World TV in Tokyo. Also run my own independent weather site.
By: Spetrm, 2:05 AM GMT on August 10, 2015
This past weekend I had the pleasure to fly to Taiwan and document Typhoon Soudelor which was once the strongest storm on the face of the earth for 2015. I went right through the eye of the storm where pressure dropped to a min. around 955hpa.
The worst of the storm was just north of me though after the storm did a little wobble North East prior to landfall. None the less some incredible damage images of what happened in my video I put together.
Updated: 12:12 AM GMT on August 11, 2015
By: Spetrm, 2:53 AM GMT on October 24, 2014
So I went through a few of my old blogs today and ran in to a sort of nostalgia feeling. Reading back in 2006 and 2007 when I would blog about working at an airfield in Jacksonville Florida. That was a load of fun.
am sure many people remember that I was with the Military for seven years doing weather with then. That ended back in 2011 though.
With those days well behind me I more or less write a daily blog at my website westernpacificweathe...
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