[HOT] [talk-ph] Typhoon Wind Speeds

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 12 11:02:40 UTC 2013


On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 9:15 AM, Mark Cupitt <markcupitt at gmail.com> wrote:

> In the Northern Hemisphere, Typhoons rotate in a Counter Clockwise
> Direction, so the actual wind on the ground has to be factored with the
> speed of travel of the typhoon itself. The faster the speed over ground of
> the typhoon, the more wind that will be added or subtracted over the ground
> depending on what position within the circulation a specific point is.
>

This is why the northeast quadrant of typhoons (which typically move
northwest) in the Philippines are considered the "strong side". For example
check out this news article containing a quote from NASA:

http://www.philstar.com/nation/2013/11/08/1254420/yolandas-strongest-side-may-hit-manila-nasa

"US-based National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) warned that
> Manila may receive a lashing from super typhoon Yolanda's strongest side,
> its northeastern quadrant."
>
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