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#1 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 22:55

This is frightening!  To put it in prospective, an EF5 Tornado has 200mph winds. 

(CNN) -- Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever observed, made landfall Friday morning in the Philippines, the country's weather service reported.

Thousands of people in vulnerable areas of the central Philippines were evacuated as the monster storm spun toward the country.

With sustained winds of 315 kph (195 mph) and gusts as strong as 380 kph (235 mph), Haiyan churned across the Western Pacific into the Philippines.

Its wind strength makes it equivalent to an exceptionally strong Category 5 hurricane.

Haiyan will move over the many islands of the central Philippines over the next 18 hours before exiting into the South China Sea overnight Friday into Saturday. Haiyan will weaken slightly as the storm crosses land, but forecasters with the Philippine weather agency, Pagasa, predict that it will maintain super typhoon intensity throughout its passage of the islands.

The storm, known as Yolanda in the Philippines, is so large in diameter that clouds from it are affecting two-thirds of the country, which extends over 1,850 kilometers (1,150 miles).

 

 
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Posted 07 November 2013 - 23:01

Holy Crap, that is what they call some wind!

 



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 23:02

That's basically EF-5 tornado sustained winds. Very scary.



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 23:04

I have a friend vacationing there

hope he is hunkered down



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 23:09

That's crazy!! I hope everyone is prepared!!



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 23:25

To put into perspective...

Katrina had peak winds of 175mph. The strongest Atlantic hurricane had peak winds of 190mph.

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 00:39

God bless ....



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 02:09

serious power...wow!


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 02:23

Here's a satellite image

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 02:30

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 02:33

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That's a much better image, where did you find this?



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 02:34

That's a much better image, where did you find this?

 

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 04:00

God bless ....

 

 

 

the typhoon?



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 04:02

I'm guessing the people. Part of me selfishly and carelessly wishes I was there in the Philippines to see the storm (I'm crazy like that) but the logical (and human) part of me hopes everyone gets through it okay.



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 04:08

Bigger res of the image I posted from the EUMETSAT

 

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