Thread: Super Typhoon Haiyan
#1 Super Typhoon Haiyan11-07-2013, 02:15 PMMay the FORCE be with you!
#2 Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of strongest storms ever, heads for central Philippines11-07-2013, 02:35 PMBy Jethro Mullen, CNN
updated 12:32 PM EST, Thu November 7, 2013
(CNN) -- Thousands of people in vulnerable areas of the Philippines are being relocated as the strongest storm on the planet so far this year spins toward the country.
With sustained winds of 305 kph (190 mph) and gusts as strong as 370 kph (230 mph), Super Typhoon Haiyan was churning across the Western Pacific toward the central Philippines as one of the most intense tropical cyclones ever recorded.
Its wind strength makes it equivalent to an exceptionally strong Category 5 hurricane.
The storm, known as Yolanda in the Philippines, is expected to still be a super typhoon, with winds in excess of 240 kph (149 mph), when it makes landfall Friday morning in the region of Eastern Visayas.
The storm is so large in diameter that clouds from it are affecting two-thirds of the country.
LINKMay the FORCE be with you!
11-07-2013, 03:16 PM
Holy shit! Now up to 195mph sustained.May the FORCE be with you!
11-07-2013, 05:58 PM
And they welcomed the US military back just in time.........
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11-07-2013, 11:47 PMThus, Haiyan had winds of 190 - 195 mph at landfall, making it the strongest tropical cyclone on record to make landfall in world history. The previous record was held by the Atlantic's Hurricane Camille of 1969, which made landfall in Mississippi with 190 mph winds.May the FORCE be with you!
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