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Super Typhoon Haiyan Sstrikes Ccentral Philippines

Category 5 hurricane, 195mph sustained winds, 10,000 possibly dead, international charities have launched funding appeal

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Super Typhoon Haiyan Sstrikes Ccentral Philippines. Category 5 hurricane, 195mph sustained winds, 10,000 possibly dead, international charities have launched funding appeal
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Fwoggie2
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1754 Posts
Monday, November 11, 2013 1:07:47 PM
mesovortex - not true. Cyclone Monica.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16866 Posts
Monday, November 11, 2013 3:36:41 AM
Hundreds of thousands feared homeless, 10,000+ dead, this puts the horror in horrific.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 11796 Posts
Sunday, November 10, 2013 10:56:01 PM
"Technically it's a super typhoon and not a hurricane."

I am not sure that your pedantry is much comfort to the 11,000 (and rising) dead, the bereaved and the great many homeless.

These people have just suffered a 7.2 magnitude quake, then a monster storm, no matter what you wish to call it.

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 9956 Posts
Sunday, November 10, 2013 10:11:32 PM
Yes. You are correct. The Pacific Ocean is larger, so the storm has more time to ramp up. The ocean off the Indonesian coast is also hotter than the Caribbean Sea, because of the Indonesian Throughflow. Hot ocean = stronger storms by and large.

That wasn't my point. My point is, they are the same weather phenomenon.

mesovortex
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 408 Posts
Sunday, November 10, 2013 7:39:03 PM
@AuburnJunky:
On the surface yes, but being in a completely different basin can mean they can get a hell of a lot stronger.

There has been no hurricane to date that's ever been stronger than the strongest Typhoons.

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