Super Typhoon Haiyun

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Super Typhoon Haiyun

Postby Beaver » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:38 pm

Looks bad for the Philippines. Strongest typhoon on record.

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Re: Super Typhoon Haiyun

Postby gozer » Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:09 am

a triple eyewall at one point and 315 km/h sustained winds at landfall -- that's going to make a big mess

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Re: Super Typhoon Haiyun

Postby Ned Flanders » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:00 am

Hope Art Bell's OK.

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Re: Super Typhoon Haiyun

Postby green union terrace chair » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:29 pm

Who is in charge of Typhoon names? I read that locally in The Philippines, it's called not Haiyun but "Typhoon Yolanda."

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Re: Super Typhoon Haiyun

Postby gozer » Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:30 pm

green union terrace chair wrote:Who is in charge of Typhoon names? I read that locally in The Philippines, it's called not Haiyun but "Typhoon Yolanda."


i know a yolanda -- and she can suck the chrome off of a trailer hitch.

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Re: Super Typhoon Haiyun

Postby narcoleptish » Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:29 pm

I think this should be in the signs of the apocalypse thread. Climate change is most likely going to bring us more storms of these proportions in the coming years. Whether it's natural or man-made probably doesn't really matter to the people in the Philippines right now. When you're riding your front porch down a storm surge engorged street, choosing a party platform might be a little down the list of immediate concerns.

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Re: Super Typhoon Haiyun

Postby Steve Vokers » Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:46 pm

It tore through the Philippines and is heading for Viet Nam. Everybody still seems fixated on the Philippines, and no one is talking about what is in store for Viet Nam. Weird.

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Re: Super Typhoon Haiyun

Postby narcoleptish » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:30 pm

Modern attention spans are short, especially when there's not a major sports figure or a Kardashian involved.

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Re: Super Typhoon Haiyun

Postby snoqueen » Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:50 pm

Satellite loops show that Haiyan no longer has a well-defined eye, but the typhoon still has a huge area of intense thunderstorms which are already bringing heavy rains to Vietnam. Haiyan will continue to weaken until landfall, due to colder waters and higher wind shear, and will likely be a large and very wet tropical storm when it makes landfall in Vietnam on Sunday.


That's from meteorologist Jeff Masters at the Wunderground weather site:

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMa ... rynum=2575

He's predicting the biggest danger to Vietnam is expected to be huge amounts of water.

Pictures from the Philippines are available at the wunderground page.

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Re: Super Typhoon Haiyun

Postby Beaver » Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:59 pm

Looks bad for the Philippines, sadly.

Philippines estimates at least 10,000 died from super typhoon
http://news.yahoo.com/philippines-estim ... 33655.html

"At least 10,000 people died in the central Philippine province of Leyte after Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall, lashed the province, swallowing coastal towns, a senior police official said on Sunday."

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Re: Super Typhoon Haiyun

Postby Roy » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:03 pm

narcoleptish wrote:I think this should be in the signs of the apocalypse thread. Climate change is most likely going to bring us more storms of these proportions in the coming years. Whether it's natural or man-made probably doesn't really matter to the people in the Philippines right now. When you're riding your front porch down a storm surge engorged street, choosing a party platform might be a little down the list of immediate concerns.


Take the following quote:
Current datasets indicate no significant observed trends in global tropical cyclone frequency over the past century … No robust trends in annual numbers of tropical storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes counts have been identified over the past 100 years in the North Atlantic basin… In summary, confidence in large scale changes in the intensity of extreme extratropical cyclones since 1900 is low.


Is that from some so-called denialist? Nope, it is from the IPCC climate report.

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Re: Super Typhoon Haiyun

Postby rabble » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:15 pm

Sandi wrote:Is that from some so-called denialist? Nope, it is from the IPCC climate report.

Are you going on record as accepting the IPCC as a trustworthy source?

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Re: Super Typhoon Haiyun

Postby Roy » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:17 pm

rabble wrote:
Sandi wrote:Is that from some so-called denialist? Nope, it is from the IPCC climate report.

Are you going on record as accepting the IPCC as a trustworthy source?


No not at all. However that doesn't mean that they are wrong on everything they report.

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Re: Super Typhoon Haiyun

Postby rabble » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:25 pm

Sandi wrote:
rabble wrote:
Sandi wrote:Is that from some so-called denialist? Nope, it is from the IPCC climate report.

Are you going on record as accepting the IPCC as a trustworthy source?


No not at all. However that doesn't mean that they are wrong on everything they report.

So when they say something you like, they must be right.

Life is so simple. :-)

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Re: Super Typhoon Haiyun

Postby Detritus » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:36 pm

rabble wrote:
Sandi wrote:
rabble wrote:Are you going on record as accepting the IPCC as a trustworthy source?


No not at all. However that doesn't mean that they are wrong on everything they report.

So when they say something you like, they must be right.

Life is so simple. :-)

There is definitely simplicity somewhere.


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