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Fri Oct 30, 2020, 01:21 PM

Super Typhoon Goni explodes into 2020's strongest storm on Earth, moves toward Philippines

Source: Washington Post

In just a day’s time, Super Typhoon Goni transformed from an ordinary Pacific cyclone into the year’s most intense storm on the planet. The typhoon is on a beeline for the Philippines, where it is expected to roar ashore Sunday.

Goni’s explosive intensification occurred over the warm waters in the western Pacific Ocean. Its peak winds catapulted from just shy of 100 mph to nearly 180 mph between Thursday and Friday night local time.

Once its peak winds surpassed 150 mph, it qualified as a “super typhoon,” which is equivalent to a strong Category 4 hurricane in the Atlantic. But it grew even more intense, comparable to a strong Category 5.

Its leap in strength occurred over waters about 2 to 3 degrees (1 to 1.5 Celsius) warmer than normal. Such rapid intensification is made more likely by human-caused climate change, which has raised ocean temperatures globally.


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I've lived through a CAT 5 Typhoon in the Philippines. I don't recommend it.....

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Reply Super Typhoon Goni explodes into 2020's strongest storm on Earth, moves toward Philippines (Original post)
brooklynite Oct 30 OP
2naSalit Oct 30 #1
yonder Oct 30 #2
brooklynite Oct 30 #4
srose58089 Oct 30 #3
denvine Oct 30 #5
Roc2020 Oct 30 #6
sl8 Oct 30 #7
Warpy Oct 30 #8
Sherman A1 Oct 30 #9
EndlessWire Oct 30 #10
ProfessorGAC Oct 30 #11
Sapient Donkey Oct 30 #12
Hekate Oct 30 #13
jeffreyi Oct 30 #14
llashram Oct 30 #15
BlueWavePsych Oct 30 #16

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 01:38 PM

1. I saw that on the

satellite view this morning, I was wondering if it would hit the news somewhere.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 01:42 PM

2. The only hurricane/typhoon/cyclone I've been through was at Clark Field, P.I.

This was about 1968 and was not a direct hit. For four solid days it was the most rain and wind I'd ever seen in my life. No fun at all.

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Response to yonder (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 01:55 PM

4. Typhoon Yoling, two years later...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 01:45 PM

3. Link to source

The Washington Post has a paywall but here is the link to the article:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/10/30/super-typhoon-goni-philippines-rolly/

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Response to srose58089 (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 02:14 PM

5. Thank you!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 02:23 PM

6. The earth is a basketcase right now

the bottom is ready to fall out. Hurricane Zeta?? sound like an apocalyptic movie. Stay safe Philippines!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 03:30 PM

8. Cat 5 anywhere is horrific.

I think they learned a lot of lessons from Haiyan in 2013. I just hope that jerk Duterte hasn't made them forget it all.

They warned people about that typhoon. They failed to warn them about the storm surge.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 05:12 PM

9. WOW

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 05:19 PM

10. I know this is petty

but I dislike the name "Goni."

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 05:27 PM

11. I Experienced One In The Philippines, Too

But, not Cat 5.
Probably more like a 2, I don't remember for sure.
But, we headed north to Manila because they were worried about storm surge where we were.
Turned out, we didn't have to leave because it was messy but not catastrophic.
Better safe than sorry.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 05:58 PM

12. Still going be equivalent of a category 4 when it makes landfall?

At least it looks as if it's pretty sparsely populated on the eastern coast.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 06:12 PM

13. KnR

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 06:35 PM

14. Violent weather.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 07:44 PM

15. a record breaking

season of hurricanes. Super typhoons. And things will get worse I imagine. Climate change is so in our face

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:00 PM

16. For a country full of climate change deniers, Goni still won't change their minds.

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