This current storm, “HAIYAN” , like the previous storms, is now at a Category Four (going into Category 5) status as it heads for landfall. Category 5 is the strongest designation for a Typhoon / Cyclone / Hurricane, sustained winds topping 150mph+.
The storm is forecast to weaken, only slightly, before coming ashore near the center of the largest of the Philippines island chain. Currently this storm is being called a Super-Typhoon by the main stream media.
“Super Typhoon Haiyan Strengthens, Threatens Philippines”
“While the Atlantic hurricane season may have taken its last breath, that is certainly not the case in the western Pacific Ocean.
Super Typhoon Haiyan, roughly 177 miles southeast of Yap, is gathering strength in a favorable environment of light winds aloft and warm sea-surface temperatures. A typhoon is considered a super typhoon when maximum wind speeds exceed 150 mph.”
image below from CIMSS / SSEC 130am CT , November 6 2013:
Here are two must have links for monitoring this very strong storm:
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