Wow. Glad we don’t have a storm like this anywhere near us.
Super Typhoon Haiyan is definitely the strongest storm of 2013, and it may just be one of the strongest ones ever recorded, with sustained winds of 195 miles per hour and gusts of up to 230 mph. Imagine that. Good God, an EF5 tornado has winds of 200 plus miles an hour. And this is a tropical cyclone, causing damage over a much wider area. They probably won’t even know for a while just everything that it has done. The size and power of it are just mind-boggling. Hopefully the loss of life in the Philippines and other places in its path will be minimal. They seem to have been quite prepared, at least.
I will settle for some cooler weather and rain here, thank you very much.