Alyono wrote:Glad you made it out alive!
Which part of Tacloban are you in. I am asking as it appears the center of the city had the equivalent of cat 3 winds. However, the extreme southern parts may have had cat 4 winds. The insane winds did stay south of the city in Palo and Tanauan
If there were cat 3 winds, why did he say that it was like a jet plane? Winds were too intense for the storm chasers there and almost everything was FLYING!
You are thinking of 195 km/h 10-min most likely, which is 260 km/h in 1-min. Why on earth would you say that with a storm of probably 330 km/h winds? This statement is ridiculous. Central Tacloban had winds of probably 245 km/h.
You are saying that because YOU PROBABLY FORGOT that Haiyan wasn't a low-end cat 5 storm. IF it were, your statement would be correct but because it was a high-end cat 5 - it had at least super typhoon winds.
TOLOSA WAS ONLY 29 km away - that's where the eye passed - and that is not too far for STY winds. Basey had high-end cat 3 winds.
https://twitter.com/MichaelRLowry/statu ... 60/photo/1
THE PIC ^ showed its strongest winds north of Tanauan - Palo. Tacloban did not have the strongest winds, and still super typhoon (240 kph) winds aren't the strongest and that's what they had. Don't tell me Haiyan was not a HIGH END cat 5. Cat 3 [you said] and cat 5 are a big difference.
I NEVER SAID TACLOBAN HAD THE STRONGEST WINDS, GUSTS IN TOLOSA WERE ABOUT 380 KPH!
Cat 3 winds are: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIRodRRFu4s