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HAIYAN Intensifying to “Extraterrestrial” Levels

Posted by feww on November 6, 2013

Super Typhoon HAIYAN could cause large-scale destruction along its path

HAIYAN became a Super Typhoon at about 04:00UTC on November 6, 2013, according to FIRE-EARTH models, with sustained winds exceeding 250 km/hr, and gusts of up to 310 km/hr.

Our models also show the typhoon further strengthening to an “Extraterrestrial Storm Force,” with sustained winds of about 300 km/hr and wind gusts of up to 350 km/hr over the next 12 hours.

Super Typhoon HAIYAN  (TY 1330)

  • Time: 04:00UTC – November 6, 2013
  • Movement: W (280 degrees) at 30 km/hr
  • Position: Near 7.7ºN, 138.5ºE
  • Location: About 430km east of Ngerulmud, Palau
  • Max Sustained Winds: 250km/hr [increasing to 300 km/hr —FIRE-EARTH Forecast]
  • Max Wind Gusts: 315km/hr [increasing to 350 km/hr —FIRE-EARTH Forecast]
  • Significant Wave Height: 15m [Expected to rise —FIRE-EARTH Forecast]
  • Source: FIRE-EARTH and others

super typhoon HAIYAN 6nov13
INFRARED/Water Vapor Difference [FIRE-EARTH Enhancement] satellite image (recorded at 03:30UTC on November 6, 2013. Original image sourced from: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.

Projected Path of Super Typhoon HAIYAN

projected path of super typhoon  HAIYAN
Projected Path of Super Typhoon HAIYAN. Original image sourced from: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.  

The typhoon, locally named “YOLANDA,” is expected to make landfall as a Cat. 4C storm force in eastern Visayas, Philippines on Friday.

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