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
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.
Additional Satellite Images
- Potential Super Typhoon Headed for the Philippines November 4, 2013
- FEWW New Hurricane Scale
- Satellite Imagery