Haiyan, possibly strongest typhoon ever, hits Philippines, 200 mph, amazing satellite images

Typhoon Haiyan, possible the largest hurricane to ever hit land, with sustained winds of up to 200mph (320kph), is currently striking the Philippines.

CNN reports that the wind gusts are bigger than Katrina and Sandy combined.  And the storm surge is three to four times that of Hurricane Sandy that flooded New York City and much of the northeast last year.

And CNN’s meteorologist says clearly climate change had a role:

CNN Anchor: This is just another extraordinarily big storm here, does this have anything to do with climate change?

Meteorologist: You know, you can’t blame one storm on climate change, but you just referenced so many.  Can you reference Sandy, Katrina, Rola, Gilbert, this thing, Kip, Tip – can you put climate change on the menu? Certainly when you get that many things… when you start adding up everything… every single time these storms are the biggest, the biggest, the biggest.

I’ve scoured the Web for the best photos of Typhoon Haiyan, and I think I might have found them.  Enjoy.

Here is an amazing satellite photo of Haiyan from Eumetsat.

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This animated image of Typhoon Haiyan via NASA:

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Here’s another animated image from NASA:

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More images via NASA:

Typhoon Haiyan (Credit: NASA image courtesy LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Mike Carlowicz.)

Typhoon Haiyan (Credit: NASA image courtesy LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Mike Carlowicz.)

Typhoon Haiyan (Credit: NASA image courtesy LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Mike Carlowicz.)

Typhoon Haiyan (Credit: NASA image courtesy LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Mike
Carlowicz.)

Detailed Imagery of Super Typhoon Haiyan's Eye The Suomi NPP satellite captured an incredibly detailed infrared image of Super Typhoon Haiyan's eye as it orbited over the storm at approximately 05:25 UTC on November 7, 2013. The entirety of the storm is actually cut-off by this and the previous orbit. This situation would normally result in reduced satellite data quality at the edges of the sensor scan. However, the VIIRS instrument has minimal data quality degradation at the scan edges, resulting in such highly detailed images. (Credit: NASA/NOAA)

Detailed Imagery of Super Typhoon Haiyan’s Eye
The Suomi NPP satellite captured an incredibly detailed infrared image of Super Typhoon Haiyan’s eye as it orbited over the storm at approximately 05:25 UTC on November 7, 2013. The entirety of the storm is actually cut-off by this and the previous orbit. This situation would normally result in reduced satellite data quality at the edges of the sensor scan. However, the VIIRS instrument has minimal data quality degradation at the scan edges, resulting in such highly detailed images. (Credit: NASA/NOAA)

A strong and dangerous typhoon is approaching the Philippines from the east. The track of the storm has the eyewall entering the Leyte Gulf near 00Z on November 8, 2013 with minimal decrease in ferocity. Due to the extremely favorable environmental conditions and recent intensification Haiyan is expected to remain at super typhoon intensity over the next 24 hours. This image was taken by the Japan Meteorological Agency's MTSAT at 0630Z on November 7, 2013. (Credit: NOAA)

A strong and dangerous typhoon is approaching the Philippines from the east. The track of the storm has the eyewall entering the Leyte Gulf near 00Z on November 8, 2013 with minimal decrease in ferocity. Due to the extremely favorable environmental conditions and recent intensification Haiyan is expected to remain at super typhoon intensity over the next 24 hours. This image was taken by the Japan Meteorological Agency’s MTSAT at 0630Z on November 7, 2013. (Credit: NOAA)

This image shows some of the islands at the mouth of the Leyte Gulf in the Philippines through the eye of Super Typhoon Haiyan. This imagery is of water vapor as measured in the infrared spectrum from the Japan Meteorological Agency's MTSAT geostationary satellite, taken at 2030Z on November 7, 2013. (Credit: NOAA)

This image shows some of the islands at the mouth of the Leyte Gulf in the Philippines through the eye of Super Typhoon Haiyan. This imagery is of water vapor as measured in the infrared spectrum from the Japan Meteorological Agency’s MTSAT geostationary satellite, taken at 2030Z on November 7, 2013. (Credit: NOAA)


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  • 1nancy2

    Huh?

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Duh

  • 1nancy2

    Huh?

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    There isn’t a god.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    You should see the bobble head.

  • 1nancy2

    Ha. You talk great T. Bag talk. Hahahaha

  • Alec Sevins

    “Ain’t no such thang as globull warming!” “Ain’t no siuntific evidunce!” “Ain’t nuthin’ real that done make me feel bad or question my income and religion!”

    Pull string and repeat with the GOP Idiot Doll in stores this holiday season.

  • Bill_Perdue

    Defending Obama’s role as a political prostitute and tendentious lap dog of the rich and their polluting companies is partisanship.

    Obama promotes the degradation of the environment as well as the economy.

  • http://FreakoutNation.com/ Anomaly 100

    Holy cow. That’s fierce.

  • lucyjunior

    In the last few years I’ve seen so many records broken. The “weather on steroids” is here.

    It sure looks smart to try to stop things getting hotter. What to call weather when it leaps beyond steroids? Hell on Earth?

  • pappyvet

    still hurts my brain

  • Ty Morgan

    Under the best of circumstances, the climate change milestone worldwide will be reached by 2069, even if nations manage to hold the emission of carbon dioxide to a much lower level, the authors said.
    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2013/10/10/environment/earths-climate-change-tipping-point-to-start-in-2020-new-model-predicts/#.Un7LJIznadI

    The climate change downward spiral started decades ago, so to blame President Obama and a hand full of appointees is ridiculous.

    1963
    Calculations suggest that feedback with water vapor could make the climate acutely sensitive to changes in CO2 level. =>Radiation math

    1965
    Boulder, Colo. meeting on causes of climate change: Lorenz and others point out the chaotic nature of climate system and the possibility of sudden shifts. =>Chaos theory

    1966
    Emiliani’s analysis of deep-sea cores and Broecker’s analysis of ancient corals show that the timing of ice ages was set by small orbital shifts, suggesting that the climate system is sensitive to small changes. =>Climate cycles

    1967
    International Global Atmospheric Research Program established, mainly to gather data for better short-range weather prediction, but including climate. =>International

    Manabe and Wetherald make a convincing calculation that doubling CO2 would raise world temperatures a couple of degrees. =>Radiation
    http://www.aip.org/history/climate/timeline.htm

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Monotheism is testosterone fantasizing in it’s grandest delusion.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Not to mention the directory of their telephone numbers on the stall walls of wide stance interstate truck stop toilets.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Until mr. God came along, took over and invented Christians, the old gods absolutely delighted in sodomy.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Jeeze Pappy, that down right gave me a headache. :-)

  • Bill_Perdue

    The irreversible tipping points have all been passed and the Obama administration, like governments everywhere that answer to banksters and gangster capitalists, are responsible. “The President made two key appointments to posts vital to climate policy–the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. Gina McCarthy, a life long civil servant, is expected to have a better relationship with polluters than her predecessor Lisa Jackson at the EPA. Ernest J. Moniz, a nuclear physicist at MIT who served as Deputy Energy Secretary in Clinton’s second term, takes over the DoE. He favors continuing to replace coal with ever more natural gas and–of course–nuclear power. Different flies–same natural fertilizer.” http://laboradvocate.blogspot….

    Global warming and climate change are here to stay and are going to be taking an increasing number of lives directly as the result of superstorms, swarms of tornadoes and super hurricanes.

    Beyond that the toll will increase exponentially as weather cuts into food production and as desertification spreads while massive fires roar across areas with an ecology not in line with new overheated weather in large areas like the American West, Australia and the Iberian peninsula.

  • Father Rosado

    God wasn’t punishing anyone. This was caused by natural things that scientist know about.

  • Fentwin

    That’ll never happen, its too busy picking the winners for Sunday football and helping soccer moms find parking spaces.

  • force of nature

    such model compassion. maybe you should pray that god won’t punish you.

  • lilyannerose

    I wonder who god was punishing in the Philippines?

  • cole3244

    and we are repeating that as we haven’t learned the lessons of history.

  • Monoceros Forth

    The one big god guy can be seen as more of a Creator/original mover, but I’m guessing anyone who says Satan is real is thinking more sulphurous red skinned guy with a pointy tail who’s up to no good and at war with God.

    Just look at the Book of Job: Satan pops in and God treats him almost as an equal; what God ends up doing to Job seems like the result of two chums engaging in a bar bet that goes horribly wrong. For Job, anyway.

  • mark_in_toronto

    Not only is it a monster typhoon, it’s not even typhoon season any more.
    Mother nature is reminding us that something is wrong.
    Gee . . . what could it be?.

  • emjayay

    Historically a lot of countries have wasted their fortune on stupid foreign wars.

  • emjayay

    Today I heard “Highest hurrican wind speeds ever recorded.”

  • emjayay

    Just yesterday I was commenting here or somewhere about Satan and I realized believing in Satan (like Scalia does) is definitely a connection with earlier multiple gods systems. The one big god guy can be seen as more of a Creator/original mover, but I’m guessing anyone who says Satan is real is thinking more sulphurous red skinned guy with a pointy tail who’s up to no good. I’m sure it’s not an original thought but I didn’t run across it in four years of theology classes.

    Yes, definitely monotheism was a new deal, at least in OT times. Remember they were making calf gods or something while Moses was up on the mountain. I’m pretty sure there’s some stories about that in there.

    Oh that reminds me, one time I was tripping out in a desert area and I realised “Burning bush! Ohhhh, I get it.” Another time I was at the Asian Art museum in SF and this woman who was about 85 or 90 was explaining a jade carving to her friends and said it depicted this holy many who took some psychedelics and was going up the mountain to have some visions. I’m pretty sure mostof the ideas of burning bushes and gods that religions are based on are stories of visions by people who had been in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights or took some drugs or something.

    Hey if food discussions are ok here….

  • pappyvet

    NAh ! There weren’t no hurricane! How could there be. There aint no global warnin. Its a trick by them librals. Everyone knows that the weather service is filled with em. Besides, the Earth is only 6000 years old and was made by Gawd and Gawd was a repube icant. That means them phillypeeners must be gay librals. Its all very lergical ! It were the rath o Gawd not no global warnin.
    Thought I’d throw that in before the next 700 club broadcast

  • http://parkandbark.wordpress.com/ Houndentenor

    I’m from the Gulf Coast so I know from hurricanes, but this storm…I don’t even know what to say. Those poor people.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    1st Commandment: “I am the Lord thy God, thou shalt have no other gods before me.”

    Six year old me: “Oh, so clearly everybody believed there were lots of gods back then. Just you were supposed to worship this one and not the others. Okay, got it.”

  • Monoceros Forth

    It’s amazing power we perverts have, isn’t it?

    Maybe our Bible-thumpers ought openly to return to a more heathenish conception of their god. Honestly it seems far more in line with their thinking to conceive of God not as the omnipotent and omniscient Creator of all the Universe but as just one of a large number of other gods jockeying for the position of capo di tutti capi.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Wait, hang on a sec.

    I thought it was the Big Gay Hurricane Machine, which is nearly as powerful as our Straight-to-Gay Mind Control Ray, which causes otherwise perfectly heterosexual Christian ministers to develop an obsessive craving for meth, poppers, and taut-assed luggage-carrying rent-boys.

  • Monoceros Forth

    OK, maybe it’s because God is smiting everyone because of abortion and gay marriage.

    Well, duh. Why do you think that the concept of “zero point energy” exists? Because even at absolute zero God’s anger at the blasphemous practice of sodomy is capable of stirring atoms from their ideal positions in a perfect crystal lattice.

  • Dave of the Jungle

    Heat is motion.

  • emjayay

    An interesting point I just caught is that in North America production of various crops like corn and wheat is moving steadily northward. The more southern Midwest states will probably be unable to grow much of anything. But eventually up in Canada you run into some shelf and hardly any topsoil and crops can’t be grown above that.

    On the other hand, no Florida.

  • perljammer

    Maybe you should go back and take another look. India is 2000 miles North-South and 1800 miles East-West. This storm is about 400 miles wide. Still, a very large storm.

  • cole3244

    if you compare us to ancient greece we used to be athens but we turned into sparta so long ago i can’t remember, we are the nazi light of the 20 th century and moving in the wrong direction.

  • emjayay

    Hurricanes are powered by warm oceans. The oceans are warmer, either becsuae God did it or

  • emjayay

    Imagine what things would be like if Bush II had spent all those billions of dollars for example on free insulation and new efficient furnaces for anyone who needed them and high speed rail from Boston to Miami and money to end coal useage. Instead of paying hundreds of thousands of soldiers and Philipino fast food workers and no bid contracts for everything and tanks and guns and bullets and medical care and disability forever and pallets of cash, all for no particular reason.

  • BillFromDover

    Unfortunately, Dave, I believe that the official definition of climate change is something like a recognized change over a 30 year period.

    This will be hard to prove as we’ll all probably be fuckin’ dead from it by then.

    Go cockroaches!

  • BillFromDover

    WAHOO, deniers, buckle your seat belts and get ready for the ride of the century!

    Welcome to the reality show!

    Now tell us how common these events are… … … … …

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    The most powerful storm in recorded history, what climate change?

  • cole3244

    instead of spending resources on war and conflict earth had better start saving for natural disasters which man has made worse and the worse is yet to come.
    we had better get rid of the deniers before they make reversing climate change impossible if it isn’t already.

  • iamlegion

    Take a close look at that first image… this storm is the same size as INDIA.

  • Dave of the Jungle

    When extreme weather events are tending to happen more frequently as time goes on, it’s a change in climate, by definition.

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