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(Time)   The biggest storm in the world is about to whomp the Philippines   (world.time.com) divider line 112
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2013-11-06 11:58:47 PM
The storm is near its theoretical maximum strength, with sustained winds of 290 kph, and is not expected to weaken significantly, due to very warm water temperatures along its path.

 290kph = 180mph  ---  sustained

Jeez.  Get outta Dodge..
 
2013-11-07 12:20:57 AM
Plee! Ebreebody plee! Bepore its too late!
 
2013-11-07 12:21:18 AM
Pat Robertson blaming gays in 5...4...3...2...
 
2013-11-07 12:21:47 AM
Haiyan, known as Yolanda in the Philippines

Why the alias? What is it hiding?
 
2013-11-07 12:26:16 AM
Yolanda so fat she made it rain all over the Philippines when she got out of the ocean.

/got nothing
//stay safe east Asia farkers
 
2013-11-07 12:26:45 AM
Baluters will be shot
 
2013-11-07 12:28:18 AM
Fark that!
 
2013-11-07 12:28:41 AM
stoneyroads.com
 
2013-11-07 12:30:51 AM
Global warming people problems

/troll biat
 
2013-11-07 12:32:13 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Plee! Ebreebody plee! Bepore its too late!


i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-11-07 12:34:40 AM
The largest mass of hot air and destruction to hit the Philippines since General MacArthur.

/too soon?
 
2013-11-07 12:35:23 AM

fusillade762: Haiyan, known as Yolanda in the Philippines

Why the alias? What is it hiding?


My guess is some ladyboy equipment. Or, as it should be called in this case, a "Philippenis".
 
2013-11-07 12:36:51 AM
Is the Super Haiyan over 9000?
 
2013-11-07 12:37:04 AM
Can I get Fark's stormchaser brigade to give me some context here? How does this compare to a Cat 5 hurricane?
 
2013-11-07 12:37:26 AM
Does this mean hard drive prices are going up again?
 
2013-11-07 12:38:21 AM
Always wanted to use this (yes I took it)
i924.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-07 12:40:09 AM

HotWingAgenda: Can I get Fark's stormchaser brigade to give me some context here? How does this compare to a Cat 5 hurricane?


It's so many cats it comes with it's own crazy single woman
 
2013-11-07 12:40:39 AM

illannoyin: fusillade762: Haiyan, known as Yolanda in the Philippines

Why the alias? What is it hiding?

My guess is some ladyboy equipment. Or, as it should be called in this case, a "Philippenis".



You're thinking of Thailand. In the Philippines she's hiding a MILF connection.

/or a butterfly knife
 
2013-11-07 12:41:36 AM
Maybe my old job will be in-sourced again soon.
 
2013-11-07 12:43:46 AM

HotWingAgenda: Can I get Fark's stormchaser brigade to give me some context here? How does this compare to a Cat 5 hurricane?


Cat 5 hurricane (such as Katrina) is >150 mph wind. This baby is upwards of 180 mph wind, putting it in the Cat 6 arena.
This is no place for a hurricane party.
 
2013-11-07 12:44:27 AM
jtown:   Does this mean hard drive prices are going up again?


I was thinking it may effect customer service time for some US companies.
 
2013-11-07 12:44:44 AM
Filipinos seen fleeing the Philippines
 
2013-11-07 12:46:19 AM
Badafuco:

Filipinos seen fleeing the Philippines


Hell, that's been going on for decades.
 
2013-11-07 12:54:41 AM
Deploy the Solar Sail!
 
2013-11-07 12:56:50 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Plee! Ebreebody plee! Bepore its too late!


I shouldn't laugh, but I laughed. I read that in one of my aunties' voices in my head.

/Filipino-American.
//Still have relatives there. Hoping they're OK.
 
2013-11-07 12:56:56 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Plee! Ebreebody plee! Bepore its too late!


Puck you!

/Pilipino
 
2013-11-07 12:57:01 AM

yoyopro: HotWingAgenda: Can I get Fark's stormchaser brigade to give me some context here? How does this compare to a Cat 5 hurricane?

Cat 5 hurricane (such as Katrina) is >150 mph wind. This baby is upwards of 180 mph wind, putting it in the Cat 6 arena.
This is no place for a hurricane party.



According to Robert Simpson, there are no reasons for a Category 6 on the Saffir-Simpson Scale because it is designed to measure the potential damage of a hurricane to manmade structures. Stating that "...when you get up into winds in excess of 155 mph (249 km/h) you have enough damage if that extreme wind sustains itself for as much as six seconds on a building it's going to cause rupturing damages that are serious no matter how well it's engineered".

Well fark.
 
2013-11-07 01:00:03 AM

italie: yoyopro: HotWingAgenda: Can I get Fark's stormchaser brigade to give me some context here? How does this compare to a Cat 5 hurricane?

Cat 5 hurricane (such as Katrina) is >150 mph wind. This baby is upwards of 180 mph wind, putting it in the Cat 6 arena.
This is no place for a hurricane party.


According to Robert Simpson, there are no reasons for a Category 6 on the Saffir-Simpson Scale because it is designed to measure the potential damage of a hurricane to manmade structures. Stating that "...when you get up into winds in excess of 155 mph (249 km/h) you have enough damage if that extreme wind sustains itself for as much as six seconds on a building it's going to cause rupturing damages that are serious no matter how well it's engineered".

Well fark.


Yeah, well, fark! I didn't want to bicker the details.  Suffice it to say this is something bigger than we've seen in the Gulf of Mexico.
 
2013-11-07 01:00:27 AM
yoyopro : Cat 5 hurricane (such as Katrina) is >150 mph wind. This baby is upwards of 180 mph wind, putting it in the Cat 6 arena.

The scale (several of them actually) stop at Cat 5.

Anything >= 157 is Cat 5 on the Saffir/Simpson scale (US)

There are also other scales, but they don't use cats, they use descriptive names (ex, in the Indian ocean there's a scale with seven layers from "Tropical Disturbance" to "Very Intense
Tropical Cyclone", where VITC is anything over 131 MPH)

// Some systems also differentiate between sustained wind speed and gusting wind speed.

// I always preferred the Fujita scale that's used for tornadoes ... it's not based on wind speed so much as the typical amount of damage that can be expected for a given wind speed (where F2 == "Roof Gone" and F5 == "blown away")
 
2013-11-07 01:01:32 AM
Womp?
www.abc.net.au
 
2013-11-07 01:01:57 AM

Wyckyd Sceptre: Always wanted to use this (yes I took it)
[i924.photobucket.com image 850x637]


Reminds me of an old joke my parents told me once.

Three bears were riding in a car in the Philippines when it went off the road and into a lake. The bears survived. Which bear did not get wet? The dri-bear.
 
2013-11-07 01:03:50 AM

miss diminutive: The largest mass of hot air and destruction to hit the Philippines since General MacArthur.

/too soon?


Definitely not too soon. I liked it!
 
2013-11-07 01:04:20 AM

Wyckyd Sceptre: Always wanted to use this (yes I took it)
[i924.photobucket.com image 850x637]


That looks like Golden Gate park!
 
2013-11-07 01:05:50 AM
Does anyone know if he's safe?

www.blog-city.info
 
2013-11-07 01:06:16 AM

Quackadam: Wyckyd Sceptre: Always wanted to use this (yes I took it)
[i924.photobucket.com image 850x637]

That looks like Golden Gate park!

Kiiiiiiiiin

da close - on Lake Merced near SF State
 
2013-11-07 01:07:32 AM

lordargent: yoyopro : Cat 5 hurricane (such as Katrina) is >150 mph wind. This baby is upwards of 180 mph wind, putting it in the Cat 6 arena.

The scale (several of them actually) stop at Cat 5.

Anything >= 157 is Cat 5 on the Saffir/Simpson scale (US)

There are also other scales, but they don't use cats, they use descriptive names (ex, in the Indian ocean there's a scale with seven layers from "Tropical Disturbance" to "Very Intense
Tropical Cyclone", where VITC is anything over 131 MPH)

// Some systems also differentiate between sustained wind speed and gusting wind speed.

// I always preferred the Fujita scale that's used for tornadoes ... it's not based on wind speed so much as the typical amount of damage that can be expected for a given wind speed (where F2 == "Roof Gone" and F5 == "blown away")


True, there are other ways of measuring the "energy" of a storm, but as I said in my previous post I didn't want to bicker the details, I just wanted to give <b>HotWingAgenda </b> some context.
If you do want to bicker the details, I'll be here all night.
But really, why bother?
 
2013-11-07 01:11:39 AM
 
2013-11-07 01:11:58 AM
Hunker like you have never hunkered before.
 
2013-11-07 01:15:34 AM

miss diminutive: The largest mass of hot air and destruction to hit the Philippines since General MacArthur.

/too soon?


I was on here lurking and laughing at your sh*t at <6am this morning, before a sh*tty day and after a sleepless night, and here you are again - an unstoppable machine!
 
2013-11-07 01:18:25 AM

yoyopro: italie: yoyopro: HotWingAgenda: Can I get Fark's stormchaser brigade to give me some context here? How does this compare to a Cat 5 hurricane?

Cat 5 hurricane (such as Katrina) is >150 mph wind. This baby is upwards of 180 mph wind, putting it in the Cat 6 arena.
This is no place for a hurricane party.


According to Robert Simpson, there are no reasons for a Category 6 on the Saffir-Simpson Scale because it is designed to measure the potential damage of a hurricane to manmade structures. Stating that "...when you get up into winds in excess of 155 mph (249 km/h) you have enough damage if that extreme wind sustains itself for as much as six seconds on a building it's going to cause rupturing damages that are serious no matter how well it's engineered".

Well fark.

Yeah, well, fark! I didn't want to bicker the details.  Suffice it to say this is something bigger than we've seen in the Gulf of Mexico.


The "well, fark" wasn't a bicker. It was more representing the sentiment from a Philipino on the beach looking out at doom.
 
2013-11-07 01:19:24 AM

WhoopAssWayne: miss diminutive: The largest mass of hot air and destruction to hit the Philippines since General MacArthur.

/too soon?

I was on here lurking and laughing at your sh*t at <6am this morning, before a sh*tty day and after a sleepless night, and here you are again - an unstoppable machine!


A veritable unstoppable sh*tstorm!
 
2013-11-07 01:20:32 AM
Oops, my link was a bit old... sorry.
 
2013-11-07 01:23:19 AM
Anyone know how low the pressure is in this beast?
 
2013-11-07 01:24:17 AM
italie:
The "well, fark" wasn't a bicker. It was more representing the sentiment from a Philipino on the beach looking out at doom.

Yes, I hear you.  Good lord <choke>, get off the beach and find some high ground.
 
2013-11-07 01:29:18 AM

yoyopro: A veritable unstoppable sh*tstorm!


Yep, a ver*table unstoppable shiatstorm!
 
2013-11-07 01:34:24 AM
I shall eat a pot of awesomely delicious Adobo in support of our Filipino friends. If you haven't had that dish, look up a recipe and make a pot. It's really good, cheap and super easy to make. I make it with chicken primarily, but beef is good too if you cook the meat till it falls apart easily.
 
2013-11-07 01:35:53 AM
Holy crap, the Japanese are estimating it at 905mbar, for reference Sandy was 945 and Katrina 920, only the laborday storm of 1935 had lower landfall pressures in the US.
 
2013-11-07 01:38:52 AM
But global warming is a crock of shiat. I don't get it.
 
2013-11-07 01:46:40 AM
This is because Art Bell quit again, isn't it?
 
2013-11-07 01:47:53 AM
I know a Philipina named Yolanda. She was pretty devastating too.
 
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