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Best. Typhoon Name. Ever

Ladies and gentleman, I give you Typhoon Longwang. It could pound Asia pretty hard. It may penetrate deep into the continent. Let's hope it doesn't result in another premature evacuation.

OK, so it's a little juvenile.

Actually, it would have been better if they'd hung that moniker on this storm.

[Update a couple minutes later]

A comment from "Psychobunny" at Free Republic:

If this thing makes landfall in Puntang, the Weather Channel's going to have to go Pay Per View.

[Update again]

And the hits keep coming:

Typhoon LONGWANG is still a small typhoon, but the clouds got more rounded and spiralled. It is forecast to keep intensification for the moment, and the typhoon gets more powerful if it starts to be bigger.
Posted by Rand Simberg at September 28, 2005 07:44 AM
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Tracked: September 28, 2005 07:55 AM

So what is it on the Holmes Turgidity Scale? HTS 9.5? I guess we can call this one a one-eyed monster as well.

Posted by zztop at September 28, 2005 10:40 AM

Great site you're running here.

I look forward to reading more.

- Bruce

Posted by Bruce at September 28, 2005 01:56 PM

Careful, Bruce. That comment was so generic, I almost deleted it (and URLs to your site) as spam...

Posted by Rand Simberg at September 28, 2005 02:02 PM

yea, it's funny, but if you were curious, it's chinese for "dragon king" - 龙王

Posted by Hunter at September 29, 2005 01:24 PM

I think CINDY would do fine for a big storm this CINDY SHEEHAN is a big wind

Posted by spurwing plover at October 3, 2005 12:50 PM

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