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Super Typhoon Haiyan

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by davidio840, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. davidio840

    davidio840 Contributing Member

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    This is very bad news for the Philippines. Haiyan is one of the strongest storms recorded and looks amazing on satellite. I don't even know what I would think if this was coming towards Houston... Prayers for the Philippines during the destruction they are about to endure. I hope they are prepared. :(:(

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    From Dr. Jeff Master's Blog:
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  2. GanjaRocket

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    what an eye
     
  3. LonghornFan

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    Holy balls. It has a perfect eyewall, looking like a buzz saw without losing intensification. Just, wow. I'd evacuate to Canada for that. Amazing.
     
  4. lue03

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    wow 190 mph, i have coworkers that have families in the Philippines And we are trying to figure out a good way to chat and stay in touch. I suggested whatsapp or just regular e-mail, or gtalk.
     
  5. heypartner

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    On the positive side, the Storm surge is predicted at no greater than 17'. So maybe it's a tight, high-wind storm without the energy of a extremely wide storm like Ike and Katrina.

    I'm beginning to think the highest winds don't produce the highest storm surge. There's an inverse relation to how the energy is used by the storm, maybe.

    Also after hitting Philippines, it could restrengthen and turn slightly north on a direct course to Hong Kong and Macau

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  6. TexasTofu

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    getting the dirty side, ouch
     
  7. Bandwagoner

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    Dont think you can really be prepared for that unless by prepared you mean GTFO.
     
  8. gambingo

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    wow, prayers to those folks over there.
     
  9. davidio840

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    Yea that is the truth. It so impressive to look at. The Eye Wall structure is astonishing.
     
  10. el gnomo

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    Daaaaaamn that thing is crazy. Being from South Florida, I've been through my fair share of these things, but nothing that looked like this monster. In college we used to have hurricane parties and they were just another excuse to get drunk lol.
     
  11. davo

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    Is it going to strike Manila? I spent a lot of time working there, and large parts if the city are low lying slums, easily flooded.
     
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    Damn, that's scary.
     
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    It is scary. That's going to wipe out out some places
     
  14. Yonkers

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    Typhoon Super Saiyan

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    ^^^^^

    that crossed my mind.
     
  16. davidio840

    davidio840 Contributing Member

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    There are even swirls within the eye. This thing is extremely dangerous. These small swirls are suction tunnels within the eye which actually leads to strengthening. This may be the strongest storm ever seen Satellite.

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  17. davidio840

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    Unfortunately I would expect most of the instruments to fail where the strongest part of the storm hits...

    This is a typical house on Calicoan Island. These people were definitely evacuated but most will go back nothing there.

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  18. davidio840

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    Pacquiao is training there too
     
  20. heypartner

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    "Strongest" by what measure? Wind speed? The storm surge is probably not in the top 25 of all time.

    Don't mean to belittle. I've just always been fascinated that the largest storm surges are not directly related to top wind speeds.
     

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