Category 5 Super Typhoon Haiyan Headed Towards the Philippines

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:05 PM GMT on November 06, 2013

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Evacuations are underway in the Philippines Islands as extremely dangerous Category 5 Super Typhoon Haiyan heads west-northwest at 20 mph towards the islands. Haiyan, which is the Chinese word for a petrel seabird, is referred to as "Yolanda" in the Philippines, and became a Category 5 storm with 160 mph winds at 12 UTC (7 am EDT) Wednesday. Haiyan became a Cat 5 at an unusually low latitude (7.9°N), but this is not a record. The most southerly Cat 5 on record was Super Typhoon Louise of 1964 (7.3°N), followed by 2012's Super Typhoon Bopha (7.4°N.) Haiyan is the fourth Category 5 storm in the Western Pacific and fifth on Earth so far in 2013. This is the highest number of Cat 5s since 2009, which had four Cat 5s in the Western Pacific and one in the Eastern Pacific. Since 2000, Earth has averaged 4.4 of these mightiest of tropical cyclones per year. The record for Cat 5s in a year is twelve, set in 1997, when an astonishing ten Cat 5s occurred in the Western Pacific. The Atlantic has not had a Category 5 storm since Hurricane Felix of 2007, making the past six years the longest stretch without a Cat 5 since 1981 - 1987.


Figure 1. Visible satellite image of Haiyan taken at 1:57 UTC November 6, 2013. The islands at the left are part of the Caroline Islands, which recorded sustained winds of 37 mph, gusting to 47 mph, at 15 UTC November 7, 2013. Image credit: University of Wisconsin CIMSS.

Satellite loops show that Haiyan is a spectacular typhoon with a tiny pinhole eye just 9 miles in diameter. A buoy (station 52087) reported a pressure of 956 mb and sustained WNW winds of 67 mph at 1000 UTC (5 am EDT) Tuesday morning in the southern eyewall of Haiyan. With warm waters that extend to great depth, low wind shear, and excellent upper-level outflow, Haiyan will likely stay at Category 4 or 5 strength until landfall occurs between 03 - 06 UTC Friday in the central Philippine islands of Samar or Leyte. The only brake on Haiyan's strength over the next day might be an eyewall replacement cycle, which will be capable of causing a temporary weakening of perhaps 20 mph in the storm's winds.


Figure 2. Predicted rainfall from the 06Z November 6, 2013 run of the HWRF model, for the 126-hour period ending at 12Z November 11, 2013. A 100-mile wide swath of 8+ inches of rain (medium dark red colors) is predicted to cross the Central Philippines and Northern Vietnam. Image credit: NOAA/NCEP/EMC.

Haiyan a major storm surge threat
The storm surge potential for Haiyan is very concerning, if the typhoon maintains its current forecast track and makes landfall on Leyte Island. This track would push a dangerous storm surge into the funnel-shaped Leyte Gulf, which comes to a point in Tacloban, population 221,000, the capital of the province of Leyte. Much of Tacloban is at elevations less than ten feet, and the experimental storm surge forecasts from the European Commission's Joint Research Centre HyFlux2 model made on November 5 and November 6 have called for a storm surge of 5 - 10 feet (1.6 - 2.9 meters) to hit Tacloban. This model has not been verified for the Philippines, and it is not unreasonable to speculate that the storm surge could be higher along a 20-mile swath of the coast to the north of where the eye hits, if it indeed comes ashore in Leyte. If the eye strikes farther north on Samar Island, this would not generate as high of a storm surge, since there is no triangular-shaped bay there to funnel the waters to a peak. Storm surge forecasts made by the Philippines' Project NOAH at 00 UTC November 6, 2013, are calling for no more than 2 meters (6.6 feet) of surge throughout the Philippines from Haiyan.


Figure 3. Elevation map of Leyte Island (left) and Samar Island (top) in the Philippines. Much of the capital of Leyte, Tacloban, is at an elevation less than 4 meters (13'), red to dark red colors. The predicted path of Haiyan’s eye in the 21 UTC November 6, 2013 Joint Typhoon Warning Center advisory is shown. Image credit: Globalwarmingart.com.

Haiyan the fifth named storm to hit the Philippines in 2013
Haiyan will be the fourth typhoon and fifth named storm to hit the Philippines this year. The others were:

Tropical Storm Rumbia, which hit the island of Samar on June 29 as a tropical storm, killing six.
Typhoon Nari, which hit Luzon on October 11 as a Category 3 typhoon with 115 mph winds, killing five.
Typhoon Utor, which hit Luzon on August 12 as a Category 4 typhoon with 140 mph winds, killing fourteen and causing $25 million in damage.
Typhoon Krosa, which hit northern Luzon on October 31 as a Category 2 typhoon with 105 mph winds, killing five and doing $5 million in damage.

The Philippines lie in the most tropical cyclone-prone waters on Earth, and rarely escape a year without experiencing a devastating typhoon. Usually, these storms impact the northern Philippine island of Luzon, but last year, Earth's deadliest weather disaster of 2012 occurred on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, where Super Typhoon Bopha struck as a Category 5 super typhoon with winds of 160 mph (260 km/h), on December 3. Bopha made two additional landfalls in the Philippines, on central Visayas and on Palawan, on December 4. The typhoon left 1901 people dead, mostly on the island of Mindanao, making Bopha the 2nd deadliest typhoon in Philippine history. With damages estimated at $1.7 billion, Bopha was the costliest natural disaster in Philippines history. However, that mark was eclipsed just over four months ago, when torrential rains in the wake of Typhoon Trami inundated the capital of Manila and large areas of Luzon, killing 27 people and causing damages estimated at $2.2 billion by Aon Benfield.


Figure 4. Torrential rains, due, in part, to moisture from Typhoon Trami, fell in the Philippines August 18 - 21, 2013, causing massive flooding on Luzon Island that cost $2.2 billion. Twenty-seven people were killed, and 60% of metro Manila was under water at the peak of the flood. According to EM-DAT, the International Disaster Database, this flood would be the most expensive natural disaster in Philippine history. In this photo, pedicabs and makeshift rafts ferry office workers and pedestrians through flood waters that submerged parts of the financial district of Makati on August 20, 2013 in Makati City south of Manila, Philippines. Image credit: Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)


Figure 5. Super Typhoon Bopha as seen from the International Space Station on December 2, 2012. At the time, Bopha had top sustained winds of 150 - 155 mph. Image credit: NASA.

Tropical Depression 30 a heavy rainfall threat for Southeast Asia
Tropical Depression 30 is making landfall over southern Vietnam, and will bring heavy rains of 8+ inches to portions of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand over the next few days. The storm is expected to dissipate over Southeast Asia by Thursday.

Jeff Masters

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Quoting 650. Envoirment:
It will be interesting to see the intensity in the 12z update. Could very well be a 190mph+ storm. It certainly looks impressive!

Fingers crossed it won't be another Bopha situation.


190+ MPH will unfortunately likely be as bad as bopha..... :(
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It will be interesting to see the intensity in the 12z update. Could very well be a 190mph+ storm. It certainly looks impressive!

Fingers crossed it won't be another Bopha situation.
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Easily the worst storm in this decade.

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Climate175, this is the forecast for where I live.




Tuesday Night

Overcast with a chance of snow. Low of 30F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40% with accumulations up to 2 in. possible.


Wednesday

Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. High of 43F. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 70%.


Wednesday Night

Overcast with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 27F with a windchill as low as 18F. Breezy. Winds from the NE at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70% with heavy snow possible.
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Snow in my forecast! Yay!!!

I think that the Euro model is more then likely overdoing the amount, but a good 5 inches is possible in the highest totals
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Quoting 644. barbamz:


Torito, photo was taken February 6, 2012 in Switzerland, here, during a cold snap in that year (nothing very current).


Yea, I know. See the bottom of the post. :)

It still looks epic!
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WED NIGHT
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Quoting 638. Torito:
Image of the day:

Ice is seen covering everything in Lake Geneva (don't ask where that is because I don't know the place.)

This particular system that did this dropped nearly 1 foot of ice onto the ground!



Torito, photo was taken February 6, 2012 in Switzerland, here, during a cold snap in that year (nothing very current).
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Quoting 642. Torito:



I don't think it will be as strong as the GFS predicts, but I still think we will see something out of it... Maybe 2-4 inches at the most. :)
ya not snowmaggedon xd
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Quoting 637. Climate175:
What are your thoughts on the possible snowstorm next week ?



I don't think it will be as strong as the GFS predicts, but I still think we will see something out of it... Maybe 2-4 inches at the most. :)
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Haiyan could very well be one of the strongest cyclones in recorded history. Satellite presentation is textbook definition of perfection. Easily in the >160kt threshold.
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Quoting 636. Climate175:
DOnt you see the consistency though ?!
The GFS is famous for consistency early on in the game only to drop it and flip flop to a non event when you get closer to the time frame.For Example...Dorian this year.Had it as a huge major plowing through the Antilies.End results in reality? it never happened.
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Latest from typhoonfury on Twitter:

James Reynolds ‏@typhoonfury 10m
Storm so severe we're making adjustments to our plan, found more solid building, nervous to say the least #YolandaPH #Haiyan #typhoon

Umm, when even the main stromchaser gets frightened ... Hope he won't regret travelling towards the eye of that storm!
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Image of the day:

Ice is seen covering everything in Lake Geneva (don't ask where that is because I don't know the place.)

This particular system that did this dropped nearly 1 foot of ice onto the ground!









Date: 2/8/12


EDIT: I think this place was in Amsterdam, but that could be false.
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Quoting 635. Torito:
What are your thoughts on the possible snowstorm next week ?
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Quoting 633. washingtonian115:
I'am VERY skeptical on snow next week.What happened in 1987 was very rare.I remember having to shovel very wet snow and some tree branches even snapped because of the wait.I don't think we'll be seeing that next week.This winter in the GFS has made so many ghost blizzards for D.C.Why believe it now?.
DOnt you see the consistency though ?!
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Quoting 588. StormTrackerScott:
06z GFS has a snowstorm for North Carolina to Virginia. Infact some snow may reach the North Carolina coast.
I love big snow storm!! lets hope it come soon
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I'am VERY skeptical on snow next week.What happened in 1987 was very rare.I remember having to shovel very wet snow and some tree branches even snapped because of the weight.I don't think we'll be seeing that next week.This winter in the GFS has made so many ghost blizzards for D.C.Why believe it now?.
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Quoting 631. hurricanes2018:
Super Typhoon Haiyan
Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 1:00:00 AM T

Wind: 175 MPH

Location: 9.3N 228.9E

Movement: WNW at 20 mph

winds up to 175 mph.


Really speeding west now at 20mph...
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Super Typhoon Haiyan
Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 1:00:00 AM T

Wind: 175 MPH

Location: 9.3N 228.9E

Movement: WNW at 20 mph

winds up to 175 mph.
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Quoting 627. ncstorm:


the blue is not indicative of snow..just cold air in place..
you have not heard yet... DC/Baltimore maybe historic storm next week.....
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Quoting 620. Caimito:
Taken by me in Maasin two days ago. (We are overlooking Bohol)


Wow, very beautiful!!!
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Tuesday Night
nt_chancesnow
Overcast with a chance of snow. Low of 30F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.
Wednesday
chancesnow
Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. High of 45F. Breezy. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70%.
Wednesday Night
nt_chancesleet
Overcast with a ice pellets. Fog overnight. Low of 30F with a windchill as low as 19F. Breezy. Winds from the NNE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 70% with heavy snow possible.
Thursday Looks like i will get the heaviest snow wed night
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Quoting 625. Climate175:
So DC and Baltimore gets the heaviest snow.


the blue is not indicative of snow..just cold air in place..
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Quoting 621. Climate175:
what does the lastest euro say about snow ?

Gives me a solid November snowstorm, but doubt that will happen.
EDIT: That was yesterday's 00z run, here is today's.
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Quoting 624. ncstorm:


00z Euro





So DC and Baltimore gets the heaviest snow.
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Quoting 621. Climate175:
what does the lastest euro say about snow ?


00z Euro





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I wish I didn't have school today so I could write a blog on this monster. Hopefully all the people in the Philippines, that are going to get impacted, are prepared.
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what does the lastest euro say about snow ?
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Taken by me in Maasin two days ago. (We are overlooking Bohol)
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Latest Microwave image of Haiyan.
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UW - CIMSS
ADVANCED DVORAK TECHNIQUE
ADT-Version 8.1.5
Tropical Cyclone Intensity Algorithm

----- Current Analysis -----
Date : 07 NOV 2013 Time : 111500 UTC
Lat : 10:08:18 N Lon : 129:11:02 E


CI# /Pressure/ Vmax
7.4 / 908.3mb/152.0kt


Final T# Adj T# Raw T#
7.4 7.5 7.5

Estimated radius of max. wind based on IR : 26 km

Center Temp : +18.6C Cloud Region Temp : -84.3C

Scene Type : EYE

Positioning Method : RING/SPIRAL COMBINATION

Ocean Basin : WEST PACIFIC
Dvorak CI > MSLP Conversion Used : PACIFIC

Tno/CI Rules : Constraint Limits : NO LIMIT
Weakening Flag : OFF
Rapid Dissipation Flag : OFF

C/K/Z MSLP Estimate Inputs :
- Average 34 knot radii : 113km
- Environmental MSLP : 1005mb

Satellite Name : MTSAT1

Satellite Viewing Angle : 17.3 degrees
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Big snowstorm for Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina next week the GFS says
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Quoting 615. Caimito:
Yeah. That is my station. Was afraid to put up a link because I am new on this blog.
It is very Eerie here with anticipation, and it is so calm. My station will probably under-read the winds, because it has become partially sheltered/affected.


Thank you. Now I've found your city Maasin (southwestern Leyte) :-)



Wiki:
Maasin City is the capital city of Southern Leyte, Philippines. A fourth class city with 70 barangays, it is located on the western part of the province with land area of 21,171 hectares (52,310 acres). According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 81,250.
Maasin City is the commercial and religious center of Southern Leyte and the south western part of Leyte Island. On August 10, 2000, Maasin was converted into a city. The Diocese of Maasin was founded on August 14, 1968.


Nice city! Source.
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Quoting 612. barbamz:
Caimito, I've read back in the blog, and you've mentioned, ISOUTHER13 would be your personal weatherstation? Here is the link to the data on WU (including a map):

http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDail yHistory.asp?ID=ISOUTHER13&PWSOnAir=1

Keep us updated as long as you can. And good luck!
Yeah. That is my station. Was afraid to put up a link because I am new on this blog.
It is very Eerie here with anticipation, and it is so calm. My station will probably under-read the winds, because it has become partially sheltered/affected.
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Good morning, afternoon and evening, everyone. It'[s 50 degrees with a wind chill of 45 and a high of only 63 expected. It's the first windy day in months that wasn't associated with rain.

My thoughts and prayers with the people of the Philippines with super typhoon Haiyan. Interesting that the Philippines call the storm Yolanda. I was reading that it's 174 mph now and expected to still be around 149 when it hits there tomorrow.

Breakfast's on the sideboard: Crawfish Breakfast Enchiladas with and without cheese, traditional omelet with crawfish Étouffée to pour over it, whole wheat pancakes with fruit sauce, crepes filled with cream cheese and strawberries, topped with whipped cream, crepes filled with cream cheese and strawberries, topped with whipped cream, egg and sausage casserole, Canadian bacon, sausage links, cheese Danishes, yogurt, fresh fruit and orange, apple or pineapple juice. Regular and decaf coffee with flavored creamers to the side. Enjoy!
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Caimito, I've read back in the blog, and you've mentioned, ISOUTHER13 would be your personal weatherstation? Here is the link to the data on WU (including a map):

http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDail yHistory.asp?ID=ISOUTHER13&PWSOnAir=1

Keep us updated as long as you can. And good luck!


Leyte, Philippines
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Normally calm and clear South China Sea during mid-afternoon at Nha Trang, Vietnam during late stages of TD 30:

 photo IMG_4405_zps02c03d9d.jpg

More southerly track now indicated for Haiyan toward area in Vietnam south of former DMZ is more worrisome for Vietnam, where population is heavier and recent rainfalls have been greater.
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Quoting 587. KoritheMan:


It actually looks better than it did six hours ago. If that's even possible.
Does 'Better' mean 'Worse'?
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Quoting 573. HadesGodWyvern:
parts of the Visayas region of the Philippines under Signal warning #4 now

Philippines Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration
Tropical Cyclone Bulletin #4
TYPHOON YOLANDA
5:00 PM PhST November 7 2013
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Typhoon "Yolanda" has accelerated slightly while maintaining its strength as it continues to threaten eastern Visayas

At 4:00 PM PhST, Typhoon Yolanda [HAIYAN] (927 hPa) located at 9.7N 130.5E or 543 km southeast of Guiuan eastern Samar has 10 minute sustained winds of 115 knots with gustiness up to 135 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving west northwest at 18 knots.

Signal Warnings
==================

Signal Warning #4

Visayas region
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1. Eastern Samar
2. Samar
3. Leyte
4. Southern Leyte
5. Biliran Island

Signal Warning #3

Visayas region
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1. Northern Samar
2. Masbate
3. Northern Cebu
4. Bantayan island

Mindanao region
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1. Siargao Island
2. Dinagat Province

Signal Warning #2

Luzon region
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1. Romblon
2. Sorsogon
3. Albay
4. Burias Island

Visayas region
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1. Bohol
2. Negros Occidental
3. Negros Oriental
4. Aklan
5. Capiz
6. Antique
7. Iloilo
8. Guimaras

Mindanao region
-----------------
1. Surigao Del Norte,
2. Surigao Del Sur
3. Agusan del Norte

Signal Warning #1

Luzon region
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1. Camarines Norte
2. Camarines Sur
3. Catanduanes
4. Mindoro Provinces
5. Marinduque
6. Northern Palawan including Group
7. Calamian Group of Island
8. Southern Quezon

Visayas region
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1. Siquijor

Mindanao region
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1. Misamis Oriental
2. Agusan del Sur

Additional Information
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Yolanda, after hitting Guiuan or Abuyog, Leyte, is expected to traverse the provinces of Leyte, Biliran, Northern tip of Cebu, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, Romblon, Semirara Island, southern part of Mindoro then Busuanga and will exit the Philippine landmass (Friday Night) towards the West Philippine Sea.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 10.0-30.0 mm per hour (heavy to intense) within the 600 km diameter of the typhoon.

Sea travel is risky over the seaboards of northern Luzon and over the eastern seaboard of central Luzon.

Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under signal #3,#2 & #1 are alerted against possible flash floods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under signal #3 and #2 are alerted against storm surges which may reach up to 7 meters wave height.

The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 PM today.
Oh. So I am Signal 4. Not really. That would be the North-East part of Southern Leyte, around Silago.
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Any ideas on what the central pressure currently is - and what the final official estimate will be for lowest pressure and highest 1-min sustained winds? Are they are 175 now? Just wondering how low this can go on the all-time most intense chart for the West Pacific...
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Quoting 603. SLU:
Easily the storm of the decade. I hope the Philippines are taking this seriously.

We are, I can assure you.
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Haiyan approaching the Philippines (last daylight pic).

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oh no storm trackers doing snow storms my character only does hurricanes. hoping hiayan slowly weakens before landfall.
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Mass evacuations in Philippines ahead of super typhoon
Agence France-Presse, Posted at 11/07/2013 1:19 PM | Updated as of 11/07/2013 2:54 PM

MANILA - Survivors of a deadly earthquake fled their tent shelters Thursday as mass evacuations got under way in the Philippines ahead of a super typhoon that was strengthening in the Pacific Ocean.

Authorities warned Typhoon Haiyan, with wind gusts exceeding 330 kilometres (200 miles) an hour, could cause major damage across a vast area of the central and southern Philippines when it made landfall on Friday.

"This is a very dangerous typhoon, local officials know where the vulnerable areas are and have given instructions on evacuations," state weather forecaster Glaiza Escullar told AFP.

"There are not too many mountains on its path to deflect the force of impact, making it more dangerous."

Haiyan had maximum sustained winds on Thursday morning of 278 kilometres per hour, and gusts of 333 kilometres per hour, according to the US Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Centre.

The Philippines is battered by an average of 20 major storms or typhoons each year, many of them deadly, but Haiyan's wind strenth would make it the strongest for 2013.

The state weather service also warned the typhoon was continuing to intensify.

Escullar said the typhoon, which was advancing with a giant, 600-kilometre front, was expected to hit areas still recovering from a deadly 2011 storm and a 7.1-magnitude quake last month.

They include the central island of Bohol, the epicentre of the earthquake that killed more than 200 people, where a local official said at least 5,000 people were still living in tents while waiting for new homes.

"The provincial governor has ordered local disaster officials to ensure that pre-emptive evacuations are done, both for those living in tents as well as those in flood-prone areas," the official, Bohol provincial administrator Alfonso Damalerio, told AFP.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council also said local governments had ordered evacuations and class suspensions in low-lying and landslide-prone areas on the southern island of Mindanao.

The region includes the ports of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan, where flash floods induced by Tropical Storm Washi killed more than 1,000 people in December 2011.

However Escullar said Haiyan was likely to spare Mindanao's southeast, where Typhoon Bopha left about 2,000 people dead or missing in December last year.

Haiyan is set to hit Samar Island, about 600 kilometres southeast of Manila, around 9:00am (0100 GMT) on Friday and cross over to the South China Sea to the north of the island of Palawan late Saturday, Escullar said.

Some of the country's most popular islands for tourists, including world-famous Boracay as well as Bohol, are in the typhoon's path.

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603. SLU
Easily the storm of the decade. I hope the Philippines are taking this seriously.

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Good news from Palau and Kayangel in so far that there are no fatalities. Major damage though:

Palau assesses damage after Super Typhoon Haiyan
Updated 1 hour 47 minutes ago

Emergency crews have been sent to Kayangel, the northernmost state of Palau, to assess the damage after a super typhoon struck overnight.

Super Typhoon Haiyan pounded Palau and parts of Micronesia early Thursday morning, packing winds of up to 250 kilometres per hour.

Kayangel is located 24 kilometres away from Palau's capital, Koror, and was in the eye of the typhoon.

A helicopter pilot who flew to Kayangel on Thursday afternoon reported the island had received major damage to structures and trees, the Palau National Emergency Committee (NEC) said.

Earlier local journalist Bernadette Carreron told Radio Australia's Pacific Beat most of the people living on Kayangel had ignored a mandatory evacuation order ahead of the storm.

The NEC says all 69 residents on the island have now been accounted for and had no significant injuries.

"Another helicopter has been dispatched to provide any needed medical treatment and to supply the people with food, water and shelter until they can be evacuated," it added in a statement.

The government says assessments are ongoing, with the Bureau of Public Health reporting no fatalities from the storm.

However, it says many homes have been destroyed or damaged, especially in the northern states and the populated districts of Koror.

Koror, Babeldaob and Kayangel is without power and some areas are without water. ...


Map with initial damage reports from Palau and Kayangel
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Basically all of North Carolina and Virginia would get heavy snow in 6 days if the GFS has it's say on this
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