I Love a Good Storm

After all the hype about Super Typhoon Usagi bearing down to batter Taiwan, I am looking out my window at a completely dry, albeit a bit overcast morning sky. What’s the deal?

According to the latest Wunderground weather map, we should be getting some precipitation by now. Where’s the wind and rain and the excitement?

You might be thinking, “Well, that’s great! You’re being spared the worst of it.”

You’re right. I’m thankful that I’m not bailing water out of my house or lighting candles and quickly realizing how much I depend on electricity.


I love storms. That might mean I’m crazy, but I do. Continue reading “I Love a Good Storm”

Back By Popular Demand

Perhaps that title is a little deceiving…in a couple of ways.

  1. I am NOT referring to Typhoon Tembin being back by popular demand, although this post is about the typhoon’s probable second bashing of Taiwan.
  2. am talking about my meteorologist wannabe posting frenzy, but I don’t actually believe that the general public is clamoring for my return in this writing arena. :) Continue reading “Back By Popular Demand”

Terminator Tembin: “I’ll Be Back”

Current Conditions: 

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs. Ha, with the unpredictability of this storm, I think that might actually be possible! But really, the wind and rain started sometime in the night, but it’s nothing to talk about yet. Just a normal overcast morning in Kaohsiung. If you look at the satellite images, you’ll see we’re getting the front end of the storm now, so the intensity should pick up as the storm moves over us. Continue reading “Terminator Tembin: “I’ll Be Back””

Typhoon Tembin in Taiwan

“This is meteorologist Christel Hatcher reporting from Dashe, Taiwan.”

Ha ha, just kidding. But I am a bit of weather-girl-wannabe, so I’ve decided to create some simple posts on my blog as we experience Typhoon Tembin in Taiwan. I think this will be a good way to share updates (including photos & videos) once we really get rockin’. Since the rain and wind haven’t started yet, I’ll give a little synopsis of what the storm has been doing so far. (And if by some crazy chance the typhoon is a complete let-down and peters out, I’ll let you know that too). Continue reading “Typhoon Tembin in Taiwan”

Typhoon Fanapi

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Many of you have heard news of the typhoon that swept through and engulfed Taiwan this weekend.  I would like to give a quick written update, but I think the most interesting part of this post will be the pictures and videos of the storm.  Read, look, and watch on!

The Big Picture

Praise the Lord that my sisters and I, all of the other Morrison staff, and all those involved with His Hands Taiwan are safe after brutal Typhoon Fanapi blasted us for the last day and a half.  Continue reading “Typhoon Fanapi”