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#101 Nigerian Prince

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 01:56

Yes, not nice here at the moment in Cebu City, central Philippines, very stormy, Cocunuts trees swaying like mad and we had power cuts and the Typhoon Haiyin, or Yolanda as it is known here in the Philippines is getting stronger, there is a real fear of extensive loss of life and extensive damage. Coming just after one of the strongest earthquakes in history,it as not been happy times here. Gender Male, Location Battersea, London, on holiday in Cebu City Phillippines.


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 03:00

She will be a one of the most powerful tropical cyclone with sustained winds up to 196mph winds, as a Category 6 hurricane equivalent possible.
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Posted 08 November 2013 - 03:01

Haiyan will be highest impact to hit the Philipnee with 200mph winds, even possible a Category 6 hurricane.

Edited by Storm Track, 08 November 2013 - 03:08 .

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 07:09

I guess they've lost power and/or Internet access as the webcams are all down and the storm chaser twitter accounts haven't been updated in the last 8 hours


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 07:31

Yep seems No power... I could only find this on guardian updates 3 hours ago..
http://www.theguardi...-typhoon-haiyan
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Posted 08 November 2013 - 07:37

Oh this one a little more recent too..http://www.usatoday....yphoon/3465779/
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Posted 08 November 2013 - 07:56

Super Typhoon Haiyan smashes in to Philippines

 
Three people killed as the most powerful storm recorded this year makes landfall in the Philippines, bringing with it winds close to 200 miles per hour

 

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The strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land battered the central Philippines on Friday, forcing millions of people to flee to safer ground and killing three as it toppled power lines and blew apart houses. Haiyan, a category-5 super typhoon, bore down on the northern tip of Cebu Province, a popular tourist destination with the country’s second-largest city, after lashing the islands of Leyte and Samar with 275kph (170mph) wind gusts and 5-6 metre (15-19 ft) waves. Two people were electrocuted by falling power lines while a third victim was struck by lightning, said Reynaldo Balido, spokesman for the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. Seven others were injured, one in the lightning incident and others by falling objects, he added
 
Authorities warned more than 12 million people were at risk, including residents of Cebu City, home to around 2.5 million people, and areas still reeling from a deadly 2011 storm and a 7.1-magnitude quake last month. The super typhoon (is) likely made landfall with winds near 195mph (313kph). This makes Haiyan the strongest tropical cyclone (typhoon) on record to make landfall,” said Jeff Masters, a hurricane expert and director of meteorology at U.S.-based Weather Underground, as the storm approached the South-East Asian country.Typhoons and cyclones of that magnitude can blow apart storm-proof shelters due to the huge pressure they create, which can suck walls out and blow roofs off buildings.
 
About a million people had taken shelter in more than 20 provinces, after Philippine President Benigno Aquino appealed to people in Haiyan’s path to evacuate from danger spots, such as river banks, coastal villages and mountain slopes. “Our school is now packed with evacuees,” an elementary schoolteacher in southern Leyte who only gave her name as Feliza told a radio station. Leyte and southern Leyte are about 630km (390 miles) southeast of the capital Manila.
 
The storm’s path includes the resort island of Boracay and other holiday destinations. “Please do not underestimate this typhoon. It is very powerful. We can feel each gust,” Roger Mercado, governor of southern Leyte province, adjacent to Leyte, told DZBB radio. “We lost power and all roads are impassable because of fallen trees. We just have to pray.” In Samar, contact was lost with some towns and villages, said local officials. More than 41,000 people have been evacuated in the province, one of the country’s poorest. “The whole province has no power,” Samar Governor Sharee Tan told Reuters by telephone. Fallen trees, toppled electric posts and other debris blocked roads, she added.

 

 


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:18

Useful live blog: http://live.aljazeer...Event/Weather_4

 

The main news site also has some footage.

 

One report says gusts to 360 kph!


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:35

Just check out this video to get a small idea of what these people are actually getting.

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=cK-Kfr2G3a0

 

And to think that the Philippines are getting about an added 62mph on top of this!unsure.png


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:57

Is there a recent satellite animation of this? I did find one, but have lost the link. unsure.png
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Posted 08 November 2013 - 12:18

Found this on the Beeb.

 

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It's just so huge!


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 12:52

Good grief..
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Posted 08 November 2013 - 13:12

Nick Miller said it was unlikely to have exceeded the gusts of Cyclone Olivia -253mph.

http://en.wikipedia..../Cyclone_Olivia
 

Apparently this was 'only' a category 4.

 

How would this happen, given that the recorded winds were non-tornadic? :unsure:


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 14:51

Footage filmed 'on the ground' by locals and the worst could be still to come:

 

 

 


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 14:53

Is there a recent satellite animation of this? I did find one, but have lost the link. xunsure.png.pagespeed.ic.4azkk_5zmI.png

 

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 15:21

Live updates, pics and short videos to be found at the

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http://www.mirror.co...tes-the-2689089


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 17:39

Will the storm get stronger as it hits Vietnam/China or is it gonna downgrade to a category 3 or lower?


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 17:53

It will likely be a Category 3 on landfall.

Will the storm get stronger as it hits Vietnam/China or is it gonna downgrade to a category 3 or lower?

 

 

Hopefully James Reynolds and all the other chasers are okay and haven't updated their Twitter paged due to power outages rather than injury. I'm eager to see what windspeeds/pressure readings they got.

 

Looking at the Dvorak images from haiyan and some other notable storms, it seems to be that Haiyan is definitely one of the most impressive.

 

Super Typhoon Tip, hours before maximum intensity:

 

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Super Typhoon Angela, at maximum intensity. Often compared to Tip in intensity due to Dvorak numbers that were actually higher than Typhoon Tips:

 

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The same goes for Super Typhoon Gay, also at maximum intensity:

 

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And then Haiyan, yesterday, at peak intensity:

 

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I'd say the JMA's estimate of 895mb was a little on the conservative side.


Edited by Sainsbo, 08 November 2013 - 17:55 .

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 19:08

http://www.weatherhq...-station/guiuan

still winds  speeds   of  96   mph


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 19:22

Haiyan has finally lost cat 5 status, but was a cat 5 for 48 hours, which is impressive. Winds are still not to be sniffed at however, at 135kts, high end cat 4.

Edited by Somerset Squall, 08 November 2013 - 19:23 .

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