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Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:13 AM

Must see: Comparison photo of typhoon "Haiyan” to "Katrina"



http://knowmore.washingtonpost.com/2013/11/07/oh-no-haiyan-the-super-typhoon-about-to-hit-the-philippines-is-even-bigger-than-katrina/

It really shows the intensity of Haiyan.

My heart's with all the folks being hit by this.

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Reply Must see: Comparison photo of typhoon "Haiyan” to "Katrina" (Original post)
onestepforward Nov 2013 OP
CherokeeDem Nov 2013 #1
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2013 #2
Uncle Joe Nov 2013 #3
seabeyond Nov 2013 #4
WCLinolVir Nov 2013 #8
seabeyond Nov 2013 #10
petronius Nov 2013 #11
seabeyond Nov 2013 #15
DLnyc Nov 2013 #19
onestepforward Nov 2013 #12
seabeyond Nov 2013 #16
pinboy3niner Nov 2013 #17
seabeyond Nov 2013 #18
petronius Nov 2013 #5
onestepforward Nov 2013 #13
Tree-Hugger Nov 2013 #23
fadedrose Nov 2013 #6
Name removed Nov 2013 #7
WCLinolVir Nov 2013 #9
lpbk2713 Nov 2013 #14
boomer55 Nov 2013 #20
seabeyond Nov 2013 #21
sakabatou Nov 2013 #25
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2013 #29
seabeyond Nov 2013 #22
sakabatou Nov 2013 #24
AgingAmerican Nov 2013 #26
onestepforward Nov 2013 #27
Recursion Nov 2013 #28

Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:26 AM

1. Unbelievable....

I grew up in South Carolina and lived in Miami for ten years... I've never seen a radar that nasty.

My heart is with these folks as well....

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:34 AM

2. Holley shit? First cat 6???

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:49 AM

3. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, onestepforward.

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 12:57 AM

4. why do i net get it. well, i know it is cause i know nothing about this. but, it looks

like katrina is more intense to me. more storm. more wrapped around. the other looks more broken up. explain please, if anyone knows.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:17 AM

8. The eye is not having to re-center, or put it another way, is not wobbling.

It means that the storm does not lose intensity like a storm where the center has to regroup, or regain momentum. I believe the dark area represents the most energy, the potential for damage is much higher because it's so much bigger than Katrina.

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Response to WCLinolVir (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:20 AM

10. that is so interesting. thank you. nt

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:21 AM

11. The size is very different - for Katrina, that's 'just' southern Louisiana

in the top of the picture, but with Haiyan it's most of the Philippines (>2x the size of LA) under the storm (On edit - looking closer, actually, maybe the images are the same scale). The darker red/purple colors indicate higher/colder cloud tops - more intense convection - and there's a lot more of that in the Haiyan image...

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Response to petronius (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:30 AM

15. thank you for the information. i am going to look closer at this in the morning. appreciate. nt

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Response to petronius (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:42 AM

19. Yes, colder (and therefore higher) cloud tops, I believe

And higher tops seemed to correlate extremely well with more intensity.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:23 AM

12. The dark grey area is the most intense and strongest part of the storm.

It's hard to see the color key on the photo, but compare the sizes of the center, dark grey part.

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Response to onestepforward (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:31 AM

16. oh. and see, i was seeing that all as inactive. i couldnt get why it was more when

there was all that not doing anything in the middle. thank you.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:35 AM

17. Be sure to read the article at the OP link

That explains how the images compare and what that means. Katrina covered a bigger area, but Haiyan is more intense and powerful.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:40 AM

18. that might help. you think? geeez. late and so tired. i will read it. that is the

info i want. why i did not think to click on the link, i do not know.

ya, tired.

thanks

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:03 AM

5. Here's a loop of that imagery:

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Response to petronius (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:23 AM

13. Thanks you for posting this! n/t

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Response to petronius (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 02:18 AM

23. That convection is insane

I have never seen anything like it.

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:11 AM

6. Mine too...

And this is right above the Mariana Trench, deepest part of the world...I wonder if the resulting tsunami will be affected by it. It's all so scary...

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:18 AM

9. Wow. Huge.

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:26 AM

14. That's a storm from hell.




I wouldn't want to be anywhere near a monster like that.
Those poor people are taking one hell of a beating.


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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:53 AM

20. 230 mph gusts. 230....holy hell!!!

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Response to boomer55 (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 01:55 AM

21. that is what i keep thinking. THAT number i can recognize. and understand. something, huh... nt

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Response to boomer55 (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 03:11 AM

25. I know!

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Response to boomer55 (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 09:57 PM

29. I can't imagine anything - or anyone - standing up to that

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 03:10 AM

24. They look about the same size

but the eye is much larger in Hayan and the wall, windier. It may even be worse than Katrina.

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 04:05 AM

26. Really it should be compared to Andrew

Andrew had sustained winds of 165, far worse that Katrina.

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Response to AgingAmerican (Reply #26)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 04:45 AM

27. Here's a photo of Andrew:



It's not an exact comparison to the other picture, but gives a little idea.

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 04:57 AM

28. And both are near-perfect Archimides/Fibonacci spirals (nt)

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