Typhoon Haiyan WeakensNovember 7th, 2013 at 1:05 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
Click the image to enlarge. Look at this satellite loop. The typhoon has weakened as it has moved through the Philippine Islands. Typhoon Haiyan reached Category 5 status with estimated winds of 150 knots (172 mph). Check out this cool picture of the typhoon and the entire Earth. While the storm has passed peak intensity, this will be a very strong storm as it moves through the central Philippines. The storm will likely have very destructive winds and extreme rainfall which will lead to mudslides and flooding. People near and north of where the eye hits should seriously consider evacuating north or south out of the path of strongest winds. A Storm Surge of 17 feet is forecast! A weakened storm will eventually move into Vietnam. This will not be a recurving storm. Here’s the typhoon discussion, warning text, wide satellite view, nice visible satellite image, satellite images of the storm, and Philippines radar.