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  • Haiyan: The strongest tropical system to make landfall

    Hello everyone

    The images are devastating.   Super Typhoon Haiyan has made landfall across the Phillipines, and I’m afraid the worst pictures are yet to come…

    Haiyan is still a powerful super typhoon with winds right now of 120 mph.  The system is moving WNW and will parallel the coast of Vietnam through Sunday.  The storm should weaken to a Cat 1 or 2 (equivalent hurricane) by the time it reaches the coast and might even weaken further to a tropical storm. 

    A few hours before landfall, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) assessed Haiyan’s sustained winds at 195 mph, gusting to 235 mph, which would make it the fourth strongest tropical cyclone in world history, by wind speed, and the strongest landfalling tropical cyclone on record, globally:

    And unfortunately, we have another system on the heels of Haiyan which will bring more heavy rain and wind to an already fragile region.

    Across the U.S, we’ve got a very quiet forecast.  There is some rain across Florida and the Arklatex.   Light rain and snow is also falling over parts of the Midwest and Great Lakes.   A very strong arctic cold front will drop into the Northwest and spread across much of the country over the next several days including the South/Southeast where temperatures will be 20-30 degrees below average!

    And, contrary to what some forecasters were hyping this week (wink, wink – you know who you are!) we will not be seeing a snowstorm across the Midatlantic/Northeast this week! 

    That’s all for now.  Keep those prayers coming for those affected by Haiyan.


A.J. De Young

Just wanted to say hi to all our regular bloggers and also thank all our bloggers who were in the military and all of our citizens who have served to protect our country and our freedom, you all are awesome and thank you and I appreciate all of all of your efforts. I hope all treat you great forgot to tell us this week what you are up to that you mentioned last weekend..AJ

November 11, 2013 at 12:52 am

Margie Gacki

Good grief, there are a lot of complainers out there. I don't know who you are Bob D., but if you think you're such an expert, you might want to tell the Washington Post and the Weather Channel that they are wrong too. Those are just 2 of the many places that reported the same information as Janice. Hey to all the regular bloggers out there. I wish we'd get more posts from the regulars instead of the whiners. Take care, all. Margie

November 10, 2013 at 11:22 pm

Bob D

"A few hours before landfall, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) assessed Haiyan’s sustained winds at 195 mph, gusting to 235 mph, which would make it the fourth strongest tropical cyclone in world history, by wind speed, and the strongest landfalling tropical cyclone on record, globally" In actual fact, these numbers were way out. The actual wind speeds measured at landfall were 235kmh (147mph) sustained, and 275kmh (171mph) gusting. That makes it a Cat 4 on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

November 10, 2013 at 11:08 pm

Berdj Rassam

That is so sad and devastating for those in the path of the typhoon.

November 10, 2013 at 4:30 pm


In 1965 while in the Navy on a Destroyer (DD718) a typhoon ran us out of Japan and we went to Hong Kong. Another typhoon hit and we headed south, only to run into another typhoon coming up from New Zealand. We ended up with the storms converging and the ocean went crazy. We took green water over the mast and a carrier nearby took waves up on the flight deck. An escort with us had the 5" gunmount torn off the bow. We were on R & R from Viet Nam patrol at the time!

November 9, 2013 at 4:30 pm

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