This is also a post reminding everyone to be alert for the bad weather conditions since typhoons are normal during these months especially here in the Philippines but these past few days, typhoons are happening in other countries with unexpected places getting flooded already because of the power of nature.
Due to typhoons, runners find ways to continue their training so as not to disrupt their schedules. As a runner, I find treadmill running to be the best alternative in case weather conditions are bad. Instead of letting the treadmill here collect clouds of dust and left to be broken, I might as well use it. The treadmill here is actually an old one with the timer and distance tracker already messed up. Instead of relying on it, I used my cell phone in tracking time.
In order to not get bored while treadmill running, I usually watch the news which usually lasts for 20 to 30 minutes before advertisements are shown. Another method that I do is to pray the Rosary by playing an audio mobile app. This Holy Rosary mobile app is the one that I use. I also watch YouTube videos that would last for 30 to 45 minutes by searching for workout songs that motivate me to run more. Treadmill running is a good habit in maintaining physical fitness when you cannot run outside your home.
THE PHILIPPINE TROPICAL CYCLONE NAMES – 2009 to 2024
* – Replaced Name(s) Effective February 2015: Gardo for Glenda, Josie for Jose, Maymay for Mario, Rosita for Ruby, and Samuel for Seniang.
- Public Storm Warning Signal # 1 – Winds of 30-60 kph may be expected in at least 36 hours or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours.
- Public Storm Warning Signal # 2 – Winds of greater than 60 kph and up to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours.
- Public Storm Warning Signal # 3 – Winds of greater than 100 kph up to 185 kph may be expected in at least 18 hours.
- Public Storm Warning Signal # 4 – Very strong winds of more than 185 kph may be expected in at least 12 hours.
A tropical cyclone is “a non-frontal, synoptic-scale cyclone developing over tropical and sub-tropical waters at any level and having a definitely organized circulation” and are termed as:
- Hurricanes in the regions of North Atlantic, Eastern North Pacific, and South Pacific Ocean;
- Cyclones in the regions of bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea, and Western South Indian Ocean;
- Willy-willy in the eastern part of the Southern Indian Ocean; and
- Typhoons in the regions of Western North Pacific Ocean which include the Philippines
Also, for reference purposes, the classification of tropical cyclones according to the strength of the associated winds as adopted by PAGASA as of 01 May 2015 are posted below which is a quoted post from PAGASA website.
- TROPICAL DEPRESSION (TD) – a tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of up to 61 kilometers per hour (kph) or less than 33 nautical miles per hour (knots) .
- TROPICAL STORM (TS) – a tropical cyclone with maximum wind speed of 62 to 88 kph or 34 – 47 knots.
- SEVERE TROPICAL STORM (STS), a tropical cyclone with maximum wind speed of 89 to 117 kph or 48 – 63 knots.
- TYPHOON (TY) – a tropical cyclone with maximum wind speed of 118 to 220 kph or 64 – 120 knots.
- SUPER TYPHOON (STY), a tropical cyclone with maximum wind speed exceeding 220 kph or more than 120 knots.